Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Thomas Lunkenbein

1.1 Personal Details

1.1 Personal Details

Date of birth:               28.10.1983

Place of birth:             Lichtenfels/D

Business address:      Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

                                      Department of Inorganic Chemistry

                                      Faradayweg 4-6

                                      14195 Berlin/D

                                      Tel.: +49 (0)30 8413 4499





1.2  Education and Career


Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry/Solid State Chemistry,

University of Bayreuth

topic: Chemical and Operando Electron Microscopy


since 2018

Leader of the Electron Microscopy group, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (FHI), Berlin/D

2012 - 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow of the Electron Microscopy

Group of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, FHI, Berlin/D



Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude): Mesostructuring of metal oxides and polyoxometalates templated by ionogenic diblock copolymers, University of Bayreuth, Prof. Dr. Josef Breu


Diploma Degree (Dipl. Chem., with distinction): Mesostructuring of polyoxometalates, University of Bayreuth

2004 - 2009

Education in Chemistry, University of Bayreuth

2003 – 2004

Basic Military Service


Abitur, Meranier-Gymnasium Lichtenfels/D


1.3  Awards

1.3.1 International



Lee Hsun Young Scientist Lecture of the Chinese Academy of Science


Elected to the 30 most promising young chemists under 30 by Scientific American (



1.3.2 National



Kulturpreis Bayern


Otto Warburg Promotionspreis


Participant of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

2009 - 2012

Member of the Graduation School of Bayreuth for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Materials Chemistry and Catalysis

2009 - 2012

Member of the International Graduation School of the Elite Network Bavaria: „Structure, Reactivity and Properties of Oxide Materials“


Oskar-Karl-Forster Fellowship


GDCh-Award for the Intermediate Diploma


1.4  Memberships

Since 2020

Member of the reactor board of the e-conversion cluster at the Technical University Munich


Member of GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker)


Member of DGE (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie)


1.5  Conference Organization


Member of the local organizing committee of the German Microscopy Conference (MC2019), Berlin/D


Co-Organizer of the 4th International Symposium on Chemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage (ChemEner), Berlin/D


Co-Organizer of the International Symposium on Advanced Electron Microscopy for Energy Storage and Catalysis (EMCat), Berlin/D


Co-Organizer of the International School on Chemical Aspects of Electron Microscopy (ChemEM), Berlin/D

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