Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1990
    Studied chemistry, Diploma, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

  • 1995
    PhD Dr. rer. nat., Universität Bonn (Inorganic Solid State Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Martin Jansen)

  • 2000
    Habilitation in Chemistry, Universität Bonn (Prof. Dr. J. Beck)

  • 1990 – 1995
    Scientific coworker, Univ. Bonn

  • 1995 – 1996
    Postdoc at the Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (Prof. Dr. A. K. Cheetham)

  • 1996 – 2001
    Scientific assistant, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

  • 2000 – 2001
    Deputy chair, Universität Gießen

  • 2001
    Assistant professor, Universität Bonn

  • 2001 – 2005
    Full professor of Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Universität Hamburg

  • Since 2005
    Full professor of Inorganic Solid State Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt

  • 2006 – 2009
    Head of division Solid State and Materials Chemistry of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

  • 2007 – 2011
    Head of the chemistry departement (dean), TU Darmstadt

  • 2006 – 2013
    Member of the board of the division Solid State and Materials Chemistry of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

  • 2006 – 2013
    Member of the selection committee of "Doktorandenauswahl" of the "Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst"

  • since 2007
    European Editor of Solid State Sciences, Elsevier

  • since 2007
    Member of ProcessNet Fachausschuss Anorganisch-Technische Chemie (Dechema)

  • since 2008
    Member of the board of GDCh

  • since 2010
    Vice president of GDCh

  • since 2012
    Director of Eduard-Zintl-Institute of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, TU Darmstadt

  • since 2012
    Member in Kuratorium of "manager magazin", Hall of Fame der deutschen Forschung

  • 2012 – 2013
    President of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

  • since 2014
    Member of the scientific committee of TU Darmstadt

Selected publications

  • S. Rades, S. Kraemer, R. Seshadri, B. Albert. Size and Crystallinity Dependence of Magnetism in Nanoscale Iron Boride, α-FeB. Chem. Mater. (2014) DOI:10.1021

  • A. Knappschneider, C. Litterscheid, N.C. George, J. Brgoch, N. Wagner, J. Beck. J.A. Kurzman, R. Seshadri, B. Albert. Peierls-distorted monoclinic MnB4 with a Mn-Mn bond. Angew. Chem. 126 (2014), 1710-1714. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53 (2014), 1684-1688



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Strom aus Wärme: Thermoelektrische Materialien (BMBF)

    Acrolein zu Acrylsäure, Funktion des Katalysators (DFG, mit Prof. H. Vogel)

  • Leuchtende Partikel zur Temperaturmessung in der Gasphase (DFG, mit Prof. A. Dreizler, FB Maschinenbau)

  • Response – Magnetische Werkstoffe mit wenig Seltenerd-Metallen (LOEWE Exzellenzinitiative des Landes Hessen)

    Graduiertenschule Energy Sciences and Engineering (Exzellenzintiative des Bundes)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

  • American Chemical Society

  • Materials Research Society

  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte

  • Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft

Media coverage

  • HR2 Doppelkopf

  • Deutsche Welle Made in Germany

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