Nano and Interfacial Catalysis Group

IR spectroscopic investigations of chemical and photochemical reactions on metal oxides
2017-09-04 10:00:00


Prof.  Christof Wöll

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Academic Education
Study of Physics (1979 - 1984), University of Göttingen, Diploma graduation
Scientific Education
Habilitation: Faculty for Physics, University of Heidelberg, 1992
Promotion: Physics, University of Göttingen, MPI Strömungsforschung
PhD graduation: Physics, University of Göttingen, MPI Strömungsforschung, 1987 (with J.P. Toennies)
2009 – present Director, Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, (KIT), Campus North
1997 – 2009 Full Professor (C4), Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I, Ruhr-University Bochum
1993 – 1996 Heisenberg Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Research Activities at the Institut für Physikalische Chemie, University of Heidelberg and MPI für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen
1989 – 1992 Research Assistant, Inst. Phys. Chemie, University of Heidelberg, (Prof. M. Grunze)
1988 – 1989 Postdoc at IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, California, USA
1984 – 1987 Scientific Staff, MPI Strömungsforschung, University of Göttingen
Selected other professional activities:
2016 – present Spokesperson of the Surface Physics Division of the German Physical Society
2016 – present Elected member of the Council on Physic. Chemistry of Solid-State Bodies, Surfaces, and Characterization of Materials of the German Science Foundation
2011 – present Speaker of the program BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine (BIFTM), 
funded by the German Helmholtz-Association
2010 Scientific Program organizer (together with A. Gölzhäuser, Bielefeld) of the Annual German Physical Chemistry Society (Bunsengesellschaft) Meeting
2009 – present Member of the KIT Senat
2006 – 2009 Coordinator of the EU-strep-Program SURMOF, “Anchoring of metal-organic  frameworks, MOFs, to surfaces”
2004 – 2007 Speaker of the DFG Transfersection (part of the SFB 558) “CVD -Präparation von Cu/Zn/Al-Trägerkatalysatoren für die Methanolsynthese
2001 – 2007 Speaker of the DFG-Schwerpunkt-Program 1121 “Organische Feldeffekttransistoren”
2000 – 2009 Speaker, DFG Priority Program 558 "Metall-Substrat-Wechselwirkungen in der Heterogenen Katalyse"
Since 2000 Member of the Editorial Boards of “Progress in Surface Science”
Since 1998 Member of the Editorial Boards of “Surface Review and Letters”
2013 elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
2006 -2007 Visiting Professor at the Nagoya University, Japan, Prof. K. Seki
2001 Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Materials Research Laboratory, Prof. Dr. R. Nuzzo
1994 – 1996 Heisenberg Fellow of the German DFG
1988            Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft for PhD-Thesis
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