Institut für Anorganische Chemie

Dr Schirin Hanf

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Institute for Inorganic Chemistry

Labor-Modulbau Paulckeplatz
Paulckeplatz 1
Labor 008

+49 721 608-48175

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Short CV

2020 – Present     Junior researcher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, institute for inorganic chemistry, young investigator group preparation programme 2020, 1 doctoral student

  • Main topics: inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, reactivity of phosphorus compounds, single-site catalysis, computational methods

2019 – 2020     Postdoctoral researcher at the high throughput experimentation company, Heidelberg, BASF postdoctoral centre, heterogeneous catalysis laboratory, Dr. S. A. Schunk

  • Main topics: heterogeneous catalysis, materials chemistry, reaction and process engineering

2015 – 2019     PhD in chemistry at the University of Cambridge, department of chemistry, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. D. S. Wright 

  • Title: Tripodal Inorganic 2-Pyridyl-phosphine Ligands and Un-symmetrical Analogues – Towards New Applications in Catalysis

2009 – 2014      Bachelor and master of science in chemistry at Leipzig University

  • Master of science (1.0, with distinction), master thesis: Cation and Anion Encapsulation in Polyoxotitanium Cages: Single-Source Precursors to Photocatalysts, with Prof. Dr. E. Hey-Hawkins, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. D. S. Wright
  • Bachelor of science, bachelor thesis: Dehydrocoupling reactions towards N-functionalised cyclophosphane ligands, with Prof. Dr. E. Hey-Hawkins
  • 2013 Semester abroad at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, research project with Prof. Dr. G. B. Deacon

Scholarships and awards

2020       Fellow of the young investigator group preparation programme, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2019       Highly commended PhD thesis award, University of Cambridge

2016       Kurt-Hahn scholarship, Kurt-Hahn Trust, University of Cambridge

2015       PhD scholarships of both Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and Fonds der chemischen Industrie

2014       Hermann-Kolbe prize for the best master’s degree, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig University

2014       Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2013       DAAD-ISAP scholarship for a semester abroad at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2012       Deutschlandstipendium, Leipzig University

2010       Arthur-Hantzsch prize, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig