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Prof. Dr.

Joachim Sauer

Year of election: 2007
Section: Chemistry
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
CV Joachim Sauer - Deutsch (pdf)
CV Joachim Sauer - Englisch (pdf)

Research

Methodisch hat er quantenchemische Ab-initio-Verfahren mit Verfahren der molekularen Modellierung und Simulation verknüpft, woraus effiziente Hybrid- bzw. Einbettungsmethoden entstanden, die eine hierarchische Behandlung komplexer Systeme gestatten. Teil dieser Strategie war die Parametrisierung von Kraftfeldern (interatomaren Potentialen) auf der Basis von Ab-initio-Ergebnissen. Dank dieser Methoden konnten Sauer und seine Mitarbeiter eine Reihe von Problemen der Zeolithkatalyse lösen. Wesentliche Erkenntnisse über aktive Zentren auf Festkörperoberflächen gewann Sauer auch durch die Untersuchung von Modellsystemen in der Gasphase, z. B. protonierter Wassercluster. In der letzten Dekade hat sich Sauer verstärkt mit Übergangsmetalloxid-Katalysatoren (z. B. Vanadiumoxid) auf Trägeroxiden beschäftigt.

 

Foto: agentur van ryck (Vincent Leifer)

Career

  • since 1993 Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Humboldt-University, Berlin,
  • 1992-1996 Max Planck Society; Head of the Quantum Chemistry Group at Humboldt-University,        Berlin
  • 1990-1991 Deputy Technical Director Catalysis and Sorption, BIOSYM Technologies, San Diego, USA
  • 1990-1991 Group Leader, Zentralinstitut für physikalische Chemie, Berlin
  • 1986-1989 Group Leader, Zentralinstitut für physikalische Chemie, Berlin
  • 1985 Dr. sc. nat., Academy of Sciences, Berlin
  • 1977-1991 Academy of Sciences, Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Berlin
  • 1977-1985 Researcher, Zentralinstitut für physikalische Chemie, Berlin
  • 1974 Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude) Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 1973-1976 Researcher, Humboldt-University, Berlin
  • 1967-1972 Studies of chemistry, Humboldt-University, Berlin

Projects

  • 2008-2011 Cluster of Exzellence UNICAT, German Research Foundation (DFG), executive board, principal investigator and coordinator of area A
  • 1999-2011 Coordinator, Center of Colloborative Research 546, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Functions

  • since 2012 Minerva Foundation, Center Committee
  • since 2011 Board of Trustees, Friede Springer Foundation
  • since 2008 European Research Council, panel member PE4B
  • since 2007 Board of Trustees, German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
  • since 2006 Wilhelmy Klung Weberbank Prize, Chemistry committee
  • since 2004 Scientific Advisory Board, Alfried Krupp College Greifswald
  • 2004-2012 German Research Foundation, Review Board "Chemical Solid State Research"
  • 1999-2011 Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute of Coal Research, Mülheim / Ruhr
  • 1998-2003 Minerva Foundation, Center Committee
  • 1997 Funds of the Chemical Industries (der Chemischen Industrie)
  • 1996-2000 German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Permanent Committee

Honours and Memberships

  • since 2018 Foreign Member of the Royal Society
  • 2012 Liebig Commemorative Coin of the German Chemical Society
  • 2009 Kolos Medal and Lecture Award of the University of Warsaw and the Polish Chemical Society
  • 2009 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 2007 Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2006 External scientific member Fritz Haber Institute, Max Planck Society
  • 1995 Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 1991 Chemistry Award, Academy of Sciences of Göttingen
  • 1991 Lecturer Grant of the Funds of the Chemical Industries (der Chemischen Industrie),
  • 1982 Friedrich Wöhler Award of the Chemical Society of the GDR

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