Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    Diplom degree in chemistry, Giessen University

  • 1995 – 1996
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.) in chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and Göttingen University

  • 1997 – 2000
    Researcher at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF, Grenoble, France

  • 1998
    Researcher at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • 2004
    Venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in physical chemistry, Göttingen University

  • 2001 – 2005
    Research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

  • 2006 – 2010
    Minerva Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

  • Since 2008
    Lecturer at the International Research School of Molecular Biophysics, Göttingen Research Campus

  • 2010 – 2012
    Sci. Exchange at the Linear Coherent Light Source – Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Campus SSRL, Stanford, CA, USA

  • 2011
    Independent research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

  • 2012 – 2013
    Offer to a Helmholtz professorship (W3) between Göttingen University and the Deutsche Elektronensynchrotron DESY in Hamburg (Division: Structural dynamics in (bio)chemstry)

Selected publications

  • Techert, S. et al.: Picosecond X-ray Diffraction Probed Transient Structural Changes in Organic Solids. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2001. pp. 2030-2034.

  • Neutze, R. et al.: Visualising Photo-Chemical Dynamics in Solution through Picosecond X-ray Scattering. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 2001. pp. 195508-195512.

  • Techert, S.: Analysis of Chemical Reactions at Ultra-fast Time Resolution. In: TESLA – Technical Design Report I-V, 2001. pp. 18-20.

  • Collet, E. et al.: Light-induced Ferroelectric Structural Order in an Organic Charge-Transfer Crystal. In: Science 300, 2003. pp. 612-614.

  • Techert, S., Zachariasse, K.A.: Planar Structure of the Intramolecular Charge Transfer State in Crystalline 4-(Diisoproplyamino)benzonitrile from Picosecond X-ray Diffraction. In: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 2004. pp. 5593-5598.

  • Techert, S.: First, Second and Third Order Correlation Function in Time-resolved X-ray Diffraction. In: J. Appl. Cryst. 37, 2004. pp. 445-458.

  • Davaasambuu, J. et al.: Experimental Conditions for Light-induced Reactions in Powders Investigated by Time-resolved X-ray Diffraction. In: J. Synchrotron Rad. 11, 2004. pp. 483-489.

  • Cavalieri, A.L. et al.: Clocking Femtosecond X-Rays. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 2005. pp. 114801-114804.

  • Lindenberg, A.M. et al.: Atomic-scale Visualization of Inertial Dynamics. In: Science 308, 2005. pp. 392-394.

  • Blome, C. et al.: Femtosecond Time-resolved Powder Diffraction Experiments using Hard X-ray Free-electron Lasers. In: J. Synchrotron Rad. 12, 2005. pp. 812-819.

  • Ramos, A., Techert, S.: Influence of the Water Structure on the Acetylcholinesterase Efficiency. In: Biophys. J. 89, 2005. pp. 1990-2003.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the FXE-ART review panell of the European Free Electron Laser E-XFEL in Hamburg, 2011 – 2013

  • Vice chair of the Photon Science Committee of the German Synchrotron Radiation Facility DESY, 2009 – 2012

  • Member of the Beamtime Allocation Pannel of the Swiss Light Source SLS, Villigen, Swizerland, 2009 – 2012

  • Member of the Courant Research Center for Nanoscale Photonic Imaging, Göttingen University, since 2008

  • Member of the Advanced Study Group of the Max Planck Society for Free Electron Laser Research, 2006 – 2011

  • Member of the Photon Science Committee of the German Synchrotron Radiation Facility DESY, Hamburg, 2006 – 2012

  • Coauthor of the Technical Design Report of the European X-ray Free Electron Laser EXFEL in Hamburg / Schenefeld, 2002 – 2008

  • Member of four appointment commitees

  • International review duties: Foundation and the EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK, Dutch Science Foundation, Hungarian Science Foundation, Slowakic Science Foundation, European Science Foundation, Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, US Dept. of Energy

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • parental leave 2002/2003, 2008/2009


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