Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators

The IMPRS-EPPC brings together experts of theoretical and experimental physical chemistry from the Fritz Haber Institute, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Technische Universität Berlin, as well as from the Universität Potsdam.

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society

Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer 

Main research topic: 
Structure and dynamics of molecular systems in the gas phase more
Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter 

Main research topic: 
Multiscale modelling and data science for materials, energy science, and catalysis more
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya

Main research topic:
Size- and shape-selected nanostructures for catalysis and electrochemistry more
Prof. Dr. Robert Schögl 

Main research topic:
In situ reactivity at heterogeneous interfaces more
Dr. Hendrik Bluhm  

Main research topic:  
Liquid/vapor interfaces more
Prof. Dr. Martin Wolf

Main research topic:
Spectroscopy of ultrafast processes on surfaces and in solids more

Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Katharina Franke 

Main research topic: 
Electronic structure, electron transport and magnetism at the single molecule scale more
Prof. Dr. Christiane Koch  

Main research topic:  
Theory of quantum control and reaction dynamics in atomic, molecular, and condensed phase systems more
Prof. Dr. Kevin Pagel   

Main research topic:   
Gas phase structural characterization of biomolecules more
Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse    

Main research topic:    
Characterization of heterogeneous model catalysts more
Prof. Dr. Martin Weinelt     

Main research topic:     
Ultrafast surface and magnetization dynamics more

Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Claudia Draxl      

Main research topic:      
Ab initio theory of interfaces and theoretical spectroscopy more
Prof. Dr. Julia Stähler       

Main research topic:
Ultrafast dynamics of electronic excitations more

Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Otto Dopfer        

Main research topic: 
Gas phase spectrocopy of nano- and biomaterials more
Prof. Dr. Arne Thomas 

Main research topic: 
Synthesis of porous and nanostructured functional materials more
Prof. Dr. Ralph Ernstorfer

Main research topic:
Electronic and structural dynamics in 2D materials more

Universität Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Markus Gühr 

Main research topic: 
Quantum behavior and ultrafast dynamics of molecular systems more
Prof. Dr. Peter Saalfrank  

Main research topic:  
Theory of ultrafast processes at surfaces more
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