Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990 – 1995
    Mineralogy at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; specialization: crystallography (minor field of study chemistry and materials science)

  • 1990 – 1995
    Synthesis and characterization of zeolites, incorporation of functional substances with NLO effect in the pore systems

  • 1995 – 2000
    Research assistant in the Department of Mineralogy, Ruhr University Bochum

  • 2000

  • 2000 – 2001
    Research Associate in the Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

  • 2001 – 2007
    Research associate, leader of the functional materials group in the field of dispersed solids, Materials Sciences Division, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 2007 – 2008
    Scientific coordinator for the Material Sciences Department, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 2008 – 2012
    Group Manager of the Precursor-derived Ceramics Group (Attract Programme) at the Fraunhofer Institute of Ceramic Technologies and Systems(IKTS)

  • 2012 – 2014
    Head of Department precursor-derived ceramics and composites

  • 2015 – 2017 Head of Department Oxide Ceramics at Fraunhofer IKTS

  • Since 2017
    Head of Business Division Optics at Fraunhofer IKTS

Selected publications

  • Kinski, I.: High-Pressure Synthesis, Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy Investigations, and Single Crystal Structure Determination of a Spinel-Type Gallium Oxonitride Ga-2.79 square(0.21)(O3.05N0.76 square(0.19)).

  • Huppertz, H. et al.: Gallium Nitride and Oxonitrides. In: Chem. Mater. 21(10), 2009. pp. 2101-2107.

  • Kinski, I., McMillan, P.F.: High-Pressure Synthesis of a Gallium Oxonitride with a Spinel-Type Structure. In: Ceramics Science and Technology, Materials and Properties 2, 2010.

  • Kinski, I. et al.: Verfahren zur Herstellung von Nitriden 60(8), 2005. pp. 831-836.

  • Kinski, I. et al.: Ordered and disordered pNA molecules in mesoporous MCM-41, Merck KGaA, German Patent Office, P 10218409.7, 2002.

  • Kinski, I., Marlow, F., Gies, H.: Zeolites 19, 1997. pp. 375-381.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Ceramic Society, since 2002

  • Materials Research Society (MRS), 2007 – 2017

  • German Society for Crystallography (DGK): founding member of the "solid-state NMR spectroscopy" working group

  • Human Capital and Mobility Network, project: Advanced microporous crystalline materials with new catalytic, electronic, magnetic and optical properties, 1995 – 1999

Additional qualifications

  • Synthesis of oxidic, nitridic and oxynitridic Phosphor powders

  • Synthesis of up- and down convertering Phosphor powders

  • Development of ceramic pc-LED

  • Developing new methods for synthesizing group-III nitrides and group-III mixed nitrides for optical applications

  • Synthesis of new crystalline nitride phases at high pressures / high temperatures (multi anvil press, diamond anvil cell)

  • Synthesis of functional ceramic materials from precursors via the sol-gel process, and characteriszation

  • Development of non-oxidic, oxynitridic and oxidic ceramics

  • Development of SiCN and SiC nanowires and nanotubes in porous Al2O3 matrix

  • Synthesis and characterising of organic/inorganic composite materials for optoelectronic applications

  • Integrating dyes and conducting polymers into porous, anorganic host structures

  • Solid-state chemical and physical characterisation methods

  • Teaching in the field of crystallography, the structure and properties of crystals, fundamentals of materials science, methods of materials science

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Experience organising symposia and international workshops

  • Experience coordinating major grant applications

  • Mentoring young female scientists


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