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

Department of Molecular Physics
Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer 

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

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

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

Main research topic:
In situ reactivity at heterogeneous interfaces more
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Dr. Hendrik Bluhm  

Main research topic:  
Liquid/vapor interfaces more
Department of Physical Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Martin Wolf

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

Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Physics
Prof. Dr. Katharina Franke 

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

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

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

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

Main research topic:     
Ultrafast surface and magnetization dynamics more

Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of Physics
Prof. Dr. Claudia Draxl      

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

Main research topic:
Ultrafast dynamics of electronic excitations more

Technische Universität Berlin

Institute for Optics and Atomic Physics
Prof. Dr. Otto Dopfer        

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

Main research topic: 
Synthesis of porous and nanostructured functional materials more
Institute for Optics and Atomic Physics
Prof. Dr. Ralph Ernstorfer

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

Universität Potsdam

Institute of Physics and Astronomy
Prof. Dr. Markus Gühr 

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

Main research topic:  
Theory of ultrafast processes at surfaces more
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