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Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Michael Karnahl

Current position

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

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

02/2010
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

9/2006
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

2015
DAAD scholarship, travel grant of the German Academic Exchange Service for the participation at the 1st International Solar Fuels Conference (ISF-1), Uppsala, Sweden

2014
FCI scholarship, grant for young university lectures by the Chemical Industry Fund (FCI)

2014
Alexander von Humboldt travel fellowship for the participation at the 5th Brazilian- German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium (BRAGFOST), Recife, Brazil

2013
EnMatII poster prize by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

2012
Awardee of a Merit scholarship (Bourses d'excellence pour étudiants étrangers du ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec, Canada)

2010-2012
Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna (SWGC) PostDoc fellowship (2 years)

2007
Recipient of a travel fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Last change: 29 Jan, 2018