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Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse




Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Chemie und Biochemie
Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
Arminallee 22
Room A.124
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 4 55313

Office hours

on appointment


Publications (pdf)

Scientific Vita

Scientific Staff Position:

  • 01/1997 - 10/2010
    Staff scientist Fritz-Haber-Institute, Berlin
    Department of Chemical Physics (Prof. Dr. H.-J. Freund)

Postdoctorial Positions:

  • 11/1999 - 12/2000
    Postdoctoral fellow at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, (Prof. Dr. W. L. Hubbell)

Postgraduate Education and Positions:

  • 08/1993 - 12/1996
    PhD student at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
    Department of Physical Chemistry (Prof. Dr. H.-J. Freund)
  • 12/1996
    Doctoral thesis at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Physical Chemistry (Prof. Dr. H.-J. Freund)
    Title of the thesis: 'Investigation of the molecular dynamics of selfassembled fatty acid films on well ordered oxide films by ESR-spectroscopy'

Scientific Awards and Grants

  • 07/1991-03/1993
    Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 12/1993-12/1996
    PhD-scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 01/1994-12/1996
    Scholarship of the Graduiertenkolleg 'Dynamische Prozesse an Festkörperoberflächen'
  • 11/1999-12/2000
    Research fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 05/2008
    Nenrst Haber Bodenstein Award

University Education

  • 10/1987- 05/1993
    University of Cologne, student of chemistry, diploma in chemistry
  • 05/1993
    Diploma thesis: 'Construction of a Kelvin probe and band structure calculations on copper compounds', Department of Physical Chemistry (Prof. Dr. G. Hohlneicher), University of Cologne


SFB 765
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes