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Prof. Dr. Peter Saalfrank

General Information

Date of birth:   16.07.1961

Address:
University of Potsdam
Institute of Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24 - 25
D-14476 Potsdam
Germany

Tel.:                   +49 (0) 331 977 5232
E-Mail:              peter.saalfrank@uni-potsdam.de

Website:          www.uni-potsdam.de/theochem

Publications

Presentations

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Postgraduate Professional Career

Since 2010 Professor (W3) of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Potsdam
2010 Call for a professorship (W3) for Theoretical Chemistry, Free University Berlin (declined)
2003 - 2010 Professor (C4) for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Potsdam
2000 - 2003 Professor (C3) for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Regensburg
1998 - 2000 Senior Lecturer for Theoretical Chemistry, University College London, London, UK
1993 - 1996 Lecturer (“Privatdozent”, C1) at Free University Berlin
1992 - 1993 Postdoc, University of California at Berkeley, with W. H. Miller

Academic Career

1996 Habilitation: Theoretical Chemistry, Free University Berlin, mentor: J. Manz
1991 PhD in Theoretical Chemistry, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, with J. Ladik
1988 Diploma in chemistry, University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Other Activities, Functions and Awards

since 2021 2nd affiliation (“Zweitmitgliedschaft”): University of Potsdam, Institut of Physics and Astronomy
Elected Head of German-Austrian-Swiss “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Theoretische Chemie (AGTC)“
Elected member of „Senats- und Bewilligungsausschuss der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) für Graduiertenkollegs“
2014 - 2019 Visiting professor of Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Spain
2004- 2008 and 2016 - 2020 Elected “Fachkollegiat” (Scientific Board Member) of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), „Fachkollegium Festkörper- und Oberflächenchemie: Theorie und Modellierung"
2012 -2014 Vicedecan, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Potsdam
2011 - 2015 Member of the Scientific Board, “High-Performance Computing in Northern Germany (HLRN)”
since 2009 “Vertrauensdozent” (contact professor) of “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“ at University of Potsdam
2008 - 2010 Head of Department, Institute of Chemistry, University of Potsdam
since 2007 Associate Editor, “Journal of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry”
1991 - 1993 Postdoctoral fellowships of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Feodor Lynen program (declined), and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
1988 - 1990 Fellowship (PhD student) of “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“
1984 - 1988 Fellowship (student) of “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“
since 1987 Published > 230 papers, H index: 43 (WoS), 51 (Google Scholar) (Jan. 2023)

Memberships

  • Deutscher Hochschulverband DHV
  • Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie DBG
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Theoretische Chemie AGTC
  • Advisory Board Member of „Centro de Fisica de Materiales (CFM)“, San Sebastian, Spain (since 2017)
  • Member of the “Expert Advisory Body” of Czech Science Foundation (CSF) in the “EXPRO” program, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (since 2018)

Main Research Topics

1. Theoretical surface science

2. Open-system quantum dynamics

3. Electron dynamics

4. Theoretical spectroscopy and photochemistry

5. Electronic structure of molecules, surfaces
     and materials