Hans-Joachim Freund - Curriculum Vitae#


Personal: Born: March 4, 1951, Solingen
Professional Address: Department of Chemical Physics, Fritz‐Haber‐Institut der Max‐Planck‐Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4‐6, D‐14195 Berlin, Office: +49‐30‐8413‐4100, Fax: +49‐30‐8413‐4101

Education:
  • Vordiplom (B.S. in chemistry and physics), Universität zu Köln, 1972
  • Diplom (M.Sc. in chemistry and physics), Universität zu Köln, 1975
  • Dissertation (PhD), Universität zu Köln, 1978 with G. Hohlneicher
  • Habilitation (Private Docent), Universität zu Köln, 1983

Employment:
  • Director and Scientific Member Fritz‐Haber‐Institut since 1996
  • Professor Ruhr‐Universität Bochum 1987 ‐ 1996
  • Associate Professor Universität Erlangen 1983 ‐ 1987
  • Private Docent Universität zu Köln 1983
  • Scientific Assistant Universität zu Köln 1981 ‐ 1983
  • Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania and 1979 ‐ 1981 Xerox Corporation, Webster
  • Scientific Assistant Universität zu Köln 1978 ‐ 1979
  • Teacher Gymnasium Solingen 1975 ‐ 1978

Research Interests:
1. Physics and Chemistry of Solid Surfaces
2. Structure and Dynamics of Oxide Surfaces
3. Model Systems for Heterogeneous Catalysis
4. Nanostructures and Clusters


Guest professorships:
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory (1982)
  • General Electric, Schenectady (1984, 1985)
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1990)
  • CRMC2‐CNRS, Luminy, France (2000)
  • University of California at Irvine, Irvine, USA (2001, 2007)
  • University of Technology and Science of China, Hefei, P. R. of China (2008)

Awards and Honors:
  • 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)

Professional Affiliations:
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Physical Society
  • American Vacuum Society
  • Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GdCh)
  • Institute of Physics, United Kingdom
  • German Catalysis Society GeCats

Professional Service:
  • Member, Jury, “Bennigsen‐Foerder Award” of the Federal State of Nordrhein‐Westfalen (1989 ‐ 1996)
  • Member, committee on research with synchrotron radiation (1990 ‐ 1993 and 1996 ‐ 1999)
  • Chairman scientific research council BESSY (1991 ‐ 1995)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Surfaces and Interfaces Section (1992 ‐ 1996)
  • Member, committee for the installment of graduate colleges of the senate of the German Research Foundation (1992 ‐ 1996)
  • Member, selection committee of DAAD for NATO fellowships (1993 ‐ 1997)
  • Member, committee for teaching issues, Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (1994 ‐ 1996)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board „Langmuir“ of the American Chemical Society (1994 ‐ 1999)
  • Member, selection committee Max‐Planck Research Award of the MPG and the Humboldt‐Foundation (1995 ‐ 2000)
  • Member, „International Advisory Committee“ of International Conference on Electron Spectroscopy (ICES) (and Structure (ICESS)) (since 1995)
  • Elected referee for physical and theoretical chemistry of the German Research Foundation (1996 ‐ 2000)
  • Member, selection committee of Heinz‐Maier‐Leibnitz‐Award of the German Research Foundation (1996 ‐ 2002)
  • Member, scientific council of the German electron synchrotron (DESY) (1997 ‐ 2000)
  • Member, selection committee of the GDCH for the Liebig‐medal (1997 ‐ 2005)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board „Surface Review and Letters“ (since 1998)
  • Member (core member) of the “Physical and Engineering Science Committee” (PESC) of the European Science Foundation (1998 ‐ 2004)
  • Member, advisory editorial board „Chemical Physics Letters“ (1999 ‐ 2007)
  • Member, editorial advisory board of the Journal of Physics D – Applied Physics (2000 ‐ 2002)
  • Member, International Advisory Board „Conference on Vibrations at Surfaces“ (since 2000)
  • Member, Institute Laboratory Advisory Committee of RIKEN, Japan (since 2000)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of „Surface Science“ (2001 ‐ 2006)
  • Member, University Council, University Erlangen‐Nürnberg (2002 ‐ 2006)
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board "PhysChemComm" (2002 ‐ 2003)
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board "Surface Science Reports" (since 2003)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of „Journal of Chemical Physics“ (2004 ‐ 2006)
  • Elected Member, College of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft responsible for „Physical Chemistry of Solids and Solids Surfaces“ (since 2004)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of „Catalysis Today“ (2004 ‐ 2008)
  • Member, selection panel for the EURYI‐Award (2004, 2005)
  • Member, Advisory Board e‐Journal of Surface Science and NanoTechnology (e‐JSSNT) (since 2005)
  • Member, Editorial Board of „Journal of Catalysis“ (since 2005)
  • Founding Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (since 2005)
  • Member of the International Scientific Council, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS Krakow (since 2006)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Fund of the German Chemical Industry (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie) (since 2006)
  • Member, Editorial Board of „Topics in Catalysis” (since 2006)
  • Member, Editorial Board of „Catalysis Letters“ (since 2006)
  • Member, External Advisory Board, Centre of Excellence in Catalytic Science(CECAT), Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (since 2007)
  • Member, EPSRC Nanotechnology Strategic Advisory Team, Swindon, United Kingdom (2007 ‐ 2008),
  • Member, International Advisory Committee of the International Symposium on Surface Science and Nanotechnology (ISSS), Tokyo, Japan(since 2007)
  • Chairman of the University Council, University Erlangen‐Nürnberg, Germany (since 2007)
  • Member, International Advisory Board of the Nanoscience Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (since 2008)
  • Member, Board of the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat), Berlin (since 2008)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board of Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) Nijmegen, The Netherlands (since 2008)
  • Member, Committee for European Research Policy associated with the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (since 2009)
  • Member, Scientific Council of the Helmholtz‐Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energien (since 2009)
  • Member, International Advisory Board of “ChemCatChem” (since 2009)
  • Member, Scientific Council of the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) (since 2009)
  • Member, Advisory Board of “Journal of Physical Chemistry” (since 2010)

Conferences organized:
  • “Applications of Lasers in Surface Science”, Trieste 1988 (with P. Andresen, E. W. Plummer)
  • “Bunsentagung 1991”, Bochum (with G.M. Schneider)
  • Dr. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus‐Seminar “Adsorption on ordered surfaces of ionic solids and thin films”, Bad Honnef 1993 (with E. Umbach)
  • “International Workshop on Oxide Surface (IWOX1), Schloss Elmau 1999 (with H. Neddermeyer)
  • Gordon Research Conference on “Reactions at Surfaces”, Ventura 2003 (with C. Campbell)
  • “4th German‐Brazilian Workshop on Applied Surface Science”, Schloss Ringberg 2003 (with A. A. Pasa)
  • “Surface Science: Quo Vadis?”, Meeting to honor Gerhard Ertl on the occasion of his retirement, Schloss Ringberg 2004
  • “Catalysis: Nanotechnology with a Past”, MPG‐Meeting Series “Science and Art in Europe”, Berlin 2005 (with R. Schlögl)
  • “Desorption Induced by Electronic Transitions”, DIET XI ‐ International Workshop, Berlin 2007 (with K. Al‐Shamery)
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