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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
09/2006 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: 03 Mar, 2016