Functional Materials

Group leader

Organization name Functional Materials
Office BA 2
Building BA
Room 217
Address Hardenbergstr. 40
10623 Berlin
FacultyII
Department ofChemistry
AdministrationBA2

Über Prof. Dr. Arne Thomas

Research focus

Porous and nanostructured materials

Career history

2009-current:

- Full Professor for Inorganic Chemistry (Functional Materials) at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

2005-2009:

- Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces

Postdoc

2004-2005:

- University of California, Santa Barbara, USA with Professor Galen D. Stucky

Graduate studies

2001-2004:

- Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces/ University Potsdam - Chemistry with Professor Markus Antonietti

Diploma Chemistry

11/2000-06/2001:

- Phillips Universität Marburg / Macromolevular Chemistry with Professor Andreas Greiner

University studies

1999-2000:

- Heriot-Watt-University, Edinburgh, UK

1998-2001:

- Philipps Universität Marburg / Chemistry

1995-1998:

- Liebig Universität Gießen / Chemistry

Fellowship and Awards

2020:

- Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)

2019:

- Hollow Materials Young Innovator Award

- Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)

2018:

- Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)

2017:

- Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)

2011:

- Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award

- Award for exemplary teaching

- ERC Starting-Grant

2006:

- Award from the Dr. Otto-Röhm-Foundation

2004:

- Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

- Georg-Manecke Award; (Best PhD Thesis in Polymer Chemistry in the region Berlin/Brandenburg)

Organizational Activities

Since 2019:

- Chair of the Cluster of Excellence Unifying Systems in Catalysis– UniSysCat funded by the German Science Foundation within the German Excellence Initiative

2005-2009:

- Scientific Coordinator for the project: „EnerChem - Nanochemical concepts for a sustainable energy supply“ (Research partnership of five MPG institutes)