Research Group Prof. Dr. G. Friedrichs

Prof. Dr. Gernot Friedrichs

Group Leader

MES 1, room 06
Phone: +49 431 880-7742
Telefax: +49 431 880-7802

  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Ocean & Environmental Surface Chemistry
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • CV, see "Details"

Curriculum Vitae

2020 –                              
Ombudsperson of Kiel University

2016 –                              
Member of Kiel Marine Science (KMS), Centre for Interdisciplinary Marine Science, Priority Research Area at Kiel University
Member of Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS), Priority Research Area at Kiel University

2016 – 2019                              
Member of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)  Action 1404, Chemistry of smart energy carriers and technologies (Smartcats)

2012, Nov – 2019, Oct                                
Principal Investigator, "Ocean Interfaces" in Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean“, University of Kiel

2012, May - 2018, Jun                               
Principal Investigator, Helmholtz Research School "Ocean System Science and Technology" (HOSST), GEOMAR & University of Kiel

2011 –, Dec                                
W2 Professor & Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Kiel
"Reaction Kinetics & Laser Spectroscopy"

2011, Feb – 2015, Jan                               
Principal Investigator, SFB/CRC 677 “Function by Switching“, University of Kiel

2007, Aug – 2011, Dec            
Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor, Competitive Tenure Track)
"Ocean Surface Chemistry & Reaction Kinetics"
Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean“, University of Kiel, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Germany

2006, Sep                                
Visiting Scientist at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Research Group: Prof. M. Olzmann

2001, Dec – 2007, Jul             
Research Scientist, University of Kiel, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Germany Reaction Kinetics & Dynamics: Experiment & Theory Research Group: Prof. F. Temps
2000, Jul – 2001, Nov             
Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering Department, USA. Advisor: Prof. R.K. Hanson

2000, Jul – 2001, Sep              
DFG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (German Science Foundation)

1999, Nov                                
Dr. rer. nat. (PhD Chemistry), Göttingen University, Germany
Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy for the Investigation of CH2 and NH2 Radical Reactions Behind Shock Waves Advisor: Prof. H. Gg. Wagner

1997, May – Jul                       
Visiting Scientist at University of Tokyo, Department of Chemical System Engineering, Japan Research Group: Prof H. Matsui, Prof. M. Koshi

1996, May                                
Diploma in Chemistry, Göttingen University, Germany
Thermal Decomposition and Photolysis of Carbon Suboxide
Advisor: Prof. H. Gg. Wagner

1991, Oct – 1996, May            
Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)

1991, Oct – 1996, May            
Study of Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany

1989, Jul – 1991, Jul              
Military Service: NBC Corps, First Lieutenant

1989, May                                
Final Secondary School Examination, Abitur at Grammar School in Uslar, Germany 
Academic Administration           
Ombudsperson of Kiel University (2020-), Academic Senate of the University (2008-2014, 2018-20), Academic Senate Committees (e.g., university law & basic issues 2012-), Math.-Nat. Faculty Convent (2004-2007,2015-), Faculty Committees (e.g., doctorate com. 2012-2016, chemistry examination com. 2016-), Board of Chemistry Section (since 2002), Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" (2007-2019, Principal Investigator "Ocean Interfaces", IMAP Advisory Panel, Research Platform Panel), HOSST (2012-2020, PI Representative)

Voluntary Activities
Verband Hochschule Wissenschaft SH (deputy chair 2010-2020), Lay Judge (14. Senate, OVG-SH, 2018-2022), Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (review).
External Funding (selected)         
DFG FR 1529/7 (Research Grant "Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy in Dusty Plasmas"), DFG FR 1529/4 (Research Grant "NCN High Temperature Chemistry"), DFG EXC80 "The Future Ocean" (Principal Investigator "Ocean Interfaces"), DFG FR 1529/5 (SOLAS conference), Helmoltz Association HOSST graduate school (Principal Investigator Representative, 2 scholarship students), DFG SFB677 (Subproject B8 "SFG Spectroscopy of Photoswitches"); Swiss Light Source (SLS, VUV Beamline), Ship Time (Polarstern, Alkor).
Peer Review                                 
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Science Foundation (NSF), Austrian Science Fund (ASF), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). JOURNALS: ACS Earth Space Chem., Analytica Chimica Acta, Applied Optics, Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, ChemPhysChem, Combustion and Flame, Computational Theoretical Chemistry, Earth and Space Chemistry, Environmental Science & Technology, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Limnology & Oceanography: Methods, Optics Express, Photonics, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Sensor Letters, Sensors, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, and others.