Stefan Hecht#


Stefan Hecht
Membership Number:5360
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0002-6124-0222
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-hecht-210713191/
Homepage: http://www.hechtlab.de



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019,08 - now Scientific Director, DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany
  • 2019,08 - now Full Professor, Chair for Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • 2019,08 - now Guest Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 - now Founding Member, Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 - 2019 Full Professor, Chair for Organic Chemistry and Functional Materials, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 - 2006 Research Group Leader, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Germany
  • 2001 - 2004 Junior Research Group Leader, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 - 2001 Graduate Studies, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.
  • 1995,10 - 1996, 09 Diplom Thesis Research, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.
  • 1992 - 1997 Undergraduate Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular nanoscience and materials chemistry
  • Macromolecular and supramolecular chemistry, organic synthesis
  • Photochemistry, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry
  • Physical (organic) chemistry, surface science
  • Photochromism (light-controlled and light-driven processes, materials and devices)
  • Reactions in confinement, in particular on-surface polymerizations

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Visiting professorship, Nagoya University, Japan
  • 2015 Visiting professorship, Weizman Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2013 BASF-Lectureship, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
  • 2012 Starting Grant (Consolidator Phase) of the European Research Council ("LIGHT4FUNCTION")
  • 2010 Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Prize 2010 for Chemistry, Germany
  • 2010 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K.
  • 2007 Thieme Journal Award, Germany
  • 2005 ADUC Young Investigator Award of the German Chemical Society, Germany
  • 2004 Top 100 Young Innovator Award of MIT’s Technology Review, U.S.A.
  • 2001 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Germany
  • 2001 Ernst Schering Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined), Germany
  • 1994 – 1997 Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Germany

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