Dr. Annette Trunschke

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Dr. Annette Trunschke

Dr. Annette Trunschke

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faradayweg 4-6, D - 14195 Berlin

Education and employment:


Diploma Thesis
Friedrich Schiller University Jena


 Liquid-liquid extraction of copper

Dr. rer. nat.
Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Berlin, Germany
including short-term post-graduate research at:

Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, USSR
Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


 Activation of carbon monoxide on transition metal surfaces

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. H. Knözinger, LMU Munich


 FTIR spectroscopic characterization of silica supported rhodium catalysts
1992 - 1993

Project leader
Center of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Berlin, Germany


 Activation of small molecules on promoted noble metal catalysts
1994 - 1997

Parental leave


1997 - 2003

Research associate
Institute of Applied C

hemistry Berlin-Adlershof, Germany


Investigation of reforming reactions and liquid phase transformations in organic fine chemistry over heterogeneous acid-base catalysts

FTIR spectroscopic characterization of zeolites, noble metals and metal oxides for hydrocarbon transformations, NOx removal and hydrogenations


2004 -

Group leader
Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany


 Catalyst synthesis, C1 Chemistry and oxidative activation of n-alkanes

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