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Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn

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Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn

Brief Curriculum vitae of Mischa Bonn

1. Personal details

Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ackermannweg 10
D-55128 Mainz

Male; born, 25/01/71, Nijmegen (NL), married +1.
Nationality: Dutch (NL)

2. Education

Undergraduate:

  University of Amsterdam; MSc in Physical Chemistry
  (highest honors), 10/05/93

Graduate:

  AMOLF / University of Eindhoven; PhD in Physical Chemistry,
  18/12/96

Postdoctoral:

  Fritz Haber (Max Planck) Institut (Wolf/Ertl group),
  Berlin, Germany, 1997–1999

Postdoctoral:

  Columbia University (Heinz group)
  NY, USA, 1998-2001 (totaling ~6 months).

3. Appointments

4/2011-present

  Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer
  Research, Mainz, Germany

5/2013-present

  Honorary Professor (Chemistry Dept.)
  University of Mainz

6/2005–present

  Extraordinary Professor (Physics Dept.)
  University of Amsterdam

1/2004–3/2012

  Group Leader at FOM-Institute for Atomic and
  Molecular Physics

1/2003–1/2004

  Scientific Advisor at FOM-Institute for
  Plasma Physics ‘Rijnhuizen’

1/2003–9/2009

  Associate professor (tenured)
  at Leiden University (Chemistry Dept.)

8/1999–12/2002

  Assistant professor (fixed term)
  at Leiden University (Chemistry Dept.)

4. Publications and presentations:

300+ papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index: 48, ISI; H-index: 57, Google scholar); ResearcherID: H-7446-2012
180+ invited talks at international conferences and institutions; (co-) supervised 15 PhD theses.

5. Research Fields:

Label-free (ultrafast) vibrational spectroscopy and microscopy of biomolecular systems and water in such systems, including model systems for biological membranes; Studies of carrier dynamics in photovoltaic building blocks.

6. Selected Prizes and Awards

  • Gold Medal from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (2009).
  • Personal Fellowship (’VICI’) from the Netherlands Scientific Organization (NWO) for research: "Biomolecular Dynamics in Membrane Models" finished 1st in national competition.
  • Personal Fellowship (’Vernieuwingsimpuls’) from NWO for research proposal entitled: "Ultrafast Studies of Chemical Reactions at Surfaces". Finished 1st in national competition.
  • Other prizes/awards include: Elected Member of ‘The Young Academy’ of the ’Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences’ (KNAW), Amsterdam; Personal fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS); Fellowship from the ’Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences’ (KNAW); Award winner in the ’Promising young researchers’-contest of the Dutch Physical Society 1997; Marie-Curie Stipend; Alexander von Humboldt-Stipend.
 
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