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Curriculum Vitae Eric Sperlich


01/2020 – today: Academic Staff | University of Potsdam

Analysis of single crystals of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences as head of X-ray crystallography and publication of structural data and discussion, lecturer and practical course leader for solid state chemistry, crystallography and transition metal chemistry and scientific research in the field of crystallography.

04/2019 – 10/2019: Scientific Assistant | University of Rostock (Research).

Synthesis and characterization of niobium cluster compounds with neutral ligands; supervision of internship/master thesis; supervision of the institute's powder diffractometer.

04/2016 – 09/2016: Project Manager | University of Rostock (Teaching).

Development of a project idea, to improve the teaching and learning situation at the University of Rostock, and successful application for financial support at the idea competition "Studium Optimum". Planning, elaboration and realization of the workshop "Writing a scientific thesis", designed for students in the Bachelor of Chemistry as leader of a team of three persons.

02/2016 – 10/2016:  Research Assistant | University of Rostock (Research)

Synthesis optimization of copper-containing coordination compounds and characterization by single crystal diffractometry

06/2014 – 10/2014: Student Assistant | University of Rostock (Research)

Synthesis of alkyl-substituted imidazolium-based ionic liquids and characterization by elemental analysis, IR and NMR spectroscopy.

10/2013 – 03/2014: Student Assistant | University of Rostock (Teaching)

Checking, correction and evaluation of the practical protocols of the module "General Chemistry".


Extracurricular activities and awards

2020: 2nd place "Wilhelm Klemm Doctoral Award 2020" - outstanding doctoral thesis in the field of inorganic solid state chemistry

2017 - 2019: Secretary Treasurer | Foundation of the German Economy Rostock

since 2017: board member and secretary treasurer | Förderverein anorganische Festkörperchemie an der Universität Rostock e.V.

2016 - 2019: PhD scholarship holder | Foundation of German Economy (SDW)

2016: Confirmation of doctoral scholarship | Ev. Studienwerk Villigst

2016: Winner | Ideas Competition "Studium Optimum" University of Rostock

since 2016: Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

since 2016: Member | Graduate Academy University of Rostock (GA)

since 2014: Member | Förderverein anorganische Festkörperchemie an der Universität Rostock e.V.             



07/2021 – today: Habilitation Chemistry | University of Potsdam

Topic - Development of vaporesponsive chemosensors and chemosorbents based on reversible SCSC transformations on discrete complex compounds

10/2015 – 11/2020: PhD Chemistry | University of Rostock (grade: summa cum laude)

Main focus - Synthesis and single crystal structure determination of more than 150 novel complex compounds; supervision of students in e.g. literature and master theses. Supervision of the institute's powder diffractometer

Dissertation - Preparative Inorganic Chemistry: "The reaction of [Nb6Cl12] cluster complex compounds with neutral ligands - syntheses, structures, intermolecular interactions and subsequent reactions"

10/2013 – 09/2015: Master of Science Chemistry | University of Rostock

Main focus - Inorganic Chemistry 6: Material Design; Analytical Chemistry 4: Ecological Chemistry; Catalysis 4: Industrial Homogeneous Catalysis

Master Thesis - Inorganic Chemistry: "Niobium cluster compounds with N, O ligands".

10/2010 – 09/2013: Bachelor of Science Chemistry | University of Rostock

Bachelor thesis - Preparative Inorganic Chemistry: "Synthesis and characterization of new fluoride-containing ionic liquids and their conversion with zirconium clusters".