JProf. Schirin Hanf

Curriculum Vitae     

2021 – Present     Junior professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, institute for inorganic chemistry

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

2020 – 2021          Junior researcher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, institute for inorganic chemistry, young investigator group preparation programme 2020, asscociated with the group of Prof. Dr. P. Roesky

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

2020 – 2021         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 – 2019          PhD scholarship 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 – 2013           Deutschlandstipendium, Leipzig University

12/2010                   Arthur-Hantzsch prize for the best first-year undergraduate  grades, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig University


2019 – Present     Member of the NFDI4Cat Consortium

2019 – Present     Member of the YoungGeCatS (German Catalysis Society)

2015 – Present     Member of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker)

2013 – Present     Volunteer in the FChO e.V. (Friends of the Chemistry Olympiad   e.V.)