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Professor Dr. Jörg Behler

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Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2022:
    Full Professor for Theoretical Chemistry (W3)
    Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie II
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    and
    Research Professorship at the
    Research Center Chemical Sciences and Sustainability
    Research Alliance Ruhr
  • 2017-2022:
    Full Professor for Theoretical Chemistry (W3)
    Institute for Physical Chemistry
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2014
    Habilitation in Theoretical Chemistry
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2008-20017:
    Head of an Independent Junior Research Group
    Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2007-2008:
    Research Associate
    Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    with Prof. Dr. Dominik Marx
  • 2006-2007:
    Postdoc at the ETH Zurich, USI Campus Lugano
    with Prof. Dr. Michele Parrinello
  • 2005:
    Postdoc at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck Society, Berlin
    with Dr. Karsten Reuter
  • 2000-2004:
    Graduate Student at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin
    with Dr. Karsten Reuter and Prof. Matthias Scheffler
    Ph.D. Thesis: "Dissociation of Oxygen Molecules on the Al(111) Surface"
  • 2000:
    External Diploma Thesis at the University of Reading, UK
    with Prof. Dr. M. G. B. Drew
  • 1995-2000:
    Studies of Chemistry, University of Dortmund

Awards and Fellowships

  • 1997-1998:
    WASAG Fellowship
  • 2001:
    Jahrgangsbestenpreis Chemie, University of Dortmund
  • 2003:
    Winner of the "Young Investigator Competition",
    Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces,
    Andover, NH, USA
  • 2005:
    Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society
  • 2006-2007:
    Postdoctoral fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 2008-2011:
    Member of the "Junges Kolleg" of the Academy of Sciences of NRW and research fellowship
  • 2008-2009:
    Liebig fellowship of the Stiftung Stipendien-Fonds des Verbandes der Chemischen Industrie
  • 2009-2014:
    Head of an Emmy-Noether group of the DFG
  • 2013:
    Hans G.A. Hellmann Award of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Theoretische Chemie
  • 2014-2017:
    Heisenberg fellowship of the DFG
  • 2017-2019:
    Heisenberg Professorship, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen