Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2000
    Studied chemistry (Diplom degree), Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

  • 1998 – 1999
    Exchange student, King's College London, London, UK

  • 2000 – 2002
    Doctorate in bioanorganic chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

  • 2002 – 2003
    Postdoc, anorganic chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

  • 2003 – 2009
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), anorganic chemistry, LMU Munich, Germany

  • 2005
    Visiting researcher in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

  • 2006
    Visiting researcher at the ICMCB (CNRS), Université Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux, France

  • 2008 – 2010
    Lecturer at LMU Munich

  • Since 2010
    Professor of anorganic chemistry, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Selected publications

  • Weber, B.*, Walker, F. A.: Solution NMR Studies of Iron(II) Spin Crossover Complexes. In: Inorg. Chem. 46, 2007. p. 6794.

  • Weber, B.* et al.: Cooperative Iron(II) Spin Crossover Complexes with N4O2 coordination sphere. In: Inorg. Chem. 47, 2008. p. 487.

  • Weber, B.* et al.: An Iron(II) Spin Crossover Complex with 70 K wide thermal hysteresis loop due to a 2D Hydrogen Bond Network. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 2008. p. 10098; Angew. Chem 120, 2008. p. 10252.

  • Weber, B.: Spin Crossover Complexes with N4O2 coordination sphere – The influence of covalent linkers on cooperative interactions. In: Coord. Chem. Rev. 253, 2009. p. 2432.

Selected projects

  • Developing building blocks for the focussed design of spin-crossover compounds / crystal engineering of spin-crossover compounds

  • SCO nanoparticles and thin films

  • Switchable ionic liquids and liquid crystals

  • Magnetic exchange interactions in multinuclear systems

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Qualified as an instructor of self-defence for women, 2001

  • Assertiveness for women, first kyu (brown belt) in Ju-Jitsu

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Life/work/family balance: mother of three children (2005, 2007 and 2010)


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