Short CV/Education and training

    Studied chemistry in three languages at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and the EHICS/ECPM in Strasbourg, France

  • 1994
    Doctorate from the University of Karlsruhe

    Postdoc at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and the University of Strasbourg

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Emmy Noether II in Karlsruhe

    Swiss National Science Foundation professorship in Basel, Switzerland

    Full professorship in Fribourg, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Fromm, K.M. et al.: Of Chains and Rings: Synthetic Strategies and Theoretical Investigations for Tuning the Structure of Silver Coordination Compounds and Their Applications. In: Materials 3(5), 2010. pp. 3407-3429.

  • Belser, K. et al.: Ag-Nanoparticle Formation Induced by Peptides Identified within Split-and-Mix Libraries – Generation of Ag-Nanoparticles in Different Sizes. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48(20), 2009. pp. 3661-3664.

  • Gschwind, F., Sereda, O., Fromm, K.M.: Multitopic Ligand Design: a Concept for Single Source Precursors. In: Inorg. Chem. 48(22), 2009. pp. 10535-10547.

  • Fromm, K.M.: Coordination Polymer Networks with s-block metal ions. In: Coord. Chem. Rev. 252(8+9), 2008. pp. 856-885.

  • Robin, A.Y., Fromm, K.M.: Coordination Polymer Networks with O- and N-Donors: What they are, why and how they are made. In: Coord. Chem. Rev. 250, 2006. pp. 2127-2157.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the research council, Swiss National Science Foundation

  • President of the Swiss Society for Crystallography

  • President of the Fribourg Centre for Nanomaterials

  • Department president

Additional qualifications

  • Mentoring programme

  • Schweizer Academic Foundation (liaison to students)


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