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Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Michael Karnahl

Current position

since 06/2014 Akademischer Rat and independent Research Group Leader
at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart
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Scientific career

since 06/2018
Project leader within the Priority Program “Light Controlled Reactivity of Metal Complexes” (SPP 2102)

2015 - 2016
Member of the COST Action CM1202 “Perspect-H2O“ (supramolecular photocatalytic water splitting, workgroup 1 - Synthesis and Photocatalysis)

2012 - 2014
Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT Rostock) in the group of Prof. Matthias Beller
Topic: Light2Hydrogen: Energy for the Future - Photocatalytic Splitting of Water to Hydrogen.

2010 - 2012
PostDoc at the Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Uppsala University, Sweden, Supervisor: Prof. Sascha Ott
Topic: Hydrogen Production and Activation by Functional Bioinorganic Model Complexes of the [FeFe] Hydrogenase Active Site

Dissertation (Disputation) as Dr. rer. nat. (doctor rerum naturalium, summa cum laude) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Topic: Synthesis and Characterization of Supramolecular Photocatalysts

2006 - 2010
Ph.D. Studies at the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany,
Supervisors: Prof. Sven Rau and Prof. Matthias Westerhausen

Diploma Thesis (M.Sc) in Chemistry (very excellent) at the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller- University Jena
Supervisiors: Prof. Sven Rau and Prof. Dirk Walther
Topic: Synthesis and Characterization of Oligopyridophenazine Complexes

2001 - 2005
Study of Chemistry (Diploma) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Faculty of Chemical and Earth Sciences, Germany

Grants and Awards

Research Scholarship from the Adolf and Gertrud Schnürle Foundation (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

Starting grant for habilitation candidates of the University of Stuttgart (Germany)

DAAD scholarship, travel grant of the German Academic Exchange Service for the participation at the 1st International Solar Fuels Conference (ISF-1), Uppsala, Sweden

FCI scholarship, grant for young university lectures by the Chemical Industry Fund (FCI)

Alexander von Humboldt travel fellowship for the participation at the 5th Brazilian- German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium (BRAGFOST), Recife, Brazil

EnMatII poster prize by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Awardee of a Merit scholarship (Bourses d'excellence pour étudiants étrangers du ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec, Canada)

Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna (SWGC) PostDoc fellowship (2 years)

Recipient of a travel fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Last change: 14 Sep, 2019