Hans-Joachim Freund#


Hans-Joachim Freund
Email:freund 'at' fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Membership Number:1728
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:hfreund
Elected:1996
Homepage: http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/cp/hjf.epl








Present and Previous Positions

  • since 1996: Director and Scientific Member, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • 1987 - 1996: Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1983 - 1987: Associate Professor, Universität Erlangen
  • 1983: Private Docent, Universität zu Köln
  • 1981 - 1983: Scientific Assistant, Universität zu Köln
  • 1979 - 1981: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania and Xerox Corporation, Webster
  • 1978 - 1979: Scientific Assistant, Universität zu Köln
  • 1975 - 1978: Teacher, Gymnasium Solingen
  • 1983: Habilitation (Private Docent), Universität zu Köln
  • 1978: Dissertation (PhD), Universität zu Köln, with G. Hohlneicher
  • 1975:Diplom (M.Sc. in chemistry and physics), Universität zu Köln

Fields of Scholarship

  • physical chemistry at surfaces and interfaces
  • development of instruments and techniques
  • studies on model catalysts
  • nanoscience, ultra-thin-oxide films, molecular beams, spectromicroscopy
  • photoinduced processes at surfaces , scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy

Honours and Awards

  • Fellowships during undergraduate and graduate studies of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (1974 - 1977)
  • Post doctoral fellowship of the German Research Foundation (1979 - 1981)
  • Leibniz-Award of the German Research Foundation, DFG (1995)
  • Regular Member of the Chemical Section, Academia Europaea (since 1996)
  • Honorary Professor at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (since 1997)
  • Honorary Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin (since 1997)
  • Honorary Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin (since 1997)
  • Honorary Professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (since 1998)
  • Regular Member, Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Sciences (since 1998)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2001)
  • Frontiers in Chemistry Lecturer, Texas A&M University (2001)
  • Ford Motor Company Invitational Lecture Series, Ford Research Laboratory (2001)
  • William Draper Harkins Lecturer, University of Chicago (2002)
  • Foreign Member of the Academia Brasileira de Ciências (since 2004)
  • Research Award in Gold, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (2004 - 2006)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom (since 2005)
  • Malcolm Dole Lecturer, Northwestern University, USA (2005)
  • Langmuir Lecturer, 230th ACS Meeting, USA (2005)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Fund of the German Chemical Industry (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie) (since 2006)
  • Centenary Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry (2006/2007)
  • Honorary Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham (since 2006)
  • Research Award in Gold, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (2006 - 2008)
  • Gabor A. Somorjai Award of the American Chemical Society for Creative Research in Catalysis (2007)
  • V. N. Ipatieff Lecturer, Northwestern University Center for Catalysis and Surface Science (2008)
  • Invitational Lecture Series, UOP Honeywell (2008)
  • Hassel Lecture of the Norwegian Chemical Society (2008)
  • Regular Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, Germany (since 2009)


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