Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Jennifer Strunk


Date of birth

July 28, 1980

Place of birth

Herne, Germany

Academic Education

2017Habilitation in Technical Chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen (with S. Barcikowski


PhD in Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum (with M. Muhler)

2004Diploma in Chemistry, Major: Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


since 2017Head of the department Photocatalysis, Leibniz Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock, Germany

2014 - 2016

Research Group Leader at the MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion,
Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany

2010 - 2014

BMBF Junior Research Group Leader, Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum

2008 - 2010Postdoctoral research at University of California, Berkeley / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA (with A.T. Bell)

  Awards and other activities

2015Two months research stay on “In situ Raman Spectroscopy” with Israel E. Wachs, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
2014Jochen-Block-Preis of the German Catalysis Society e.V. (GeCatS)
2013Selected as participant for the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
since 2013Member of the “Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft”
2011 - 2012Awarded to be Member of the “Global Young Faculty”, Mercator Research Center Ruhr
since 2011Member of GeCatS, DECHEMA, GDCh
since 2008Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
2006 - 2007PhD fellowship from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung