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Birgit Esser
Professor for Molecular/Organic Functional Materials

Institute for Organic Chemistry
University of Freiburg
Room 02 012
Albertstr. 21
79104 Freiburg, Germany

Phone: +49 761 203-6072



       Curriculum Vitae
since 02/2015 W3-Professor for Molecular/Organic Functional Materials, University of Freiburg
2012–2015 Junior Research Group Leader at the Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bonn
2009–2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (US); Research advisor: Prof. Timothy M. Swager
2005–2008 Ph.D. research and dissertation at the University of Heidelberg, Research advisor: Prof. R. Gleiter, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2004 Diploma thesis at the University of Heidelberg, Research advisor: Prof. R. Gleiter, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2002/2003 ERASMUS scholar, University of Bristol, UK
2000–2004 Diplom studies in Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
   Awards and Fellowships
2015–2017 Fast-Track Program of the Robert-Bosch Foundation
2014 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2013  Emmy Noether Fellowship (German Research Foundation)
2012  Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (CIG), EU
2012–2013 Liebig Fellowship, Chemical Industry Trust
2009  Ruprecht-Karls Award, Foundation of the University of Heidelberg (Thesis award)
2009–2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2005–2007 Graduate Fellowship, German National Academic Foundation
2004 Dr. Sophie Bernthsen Award for Chemistry Diplom
2002  Erasmus Scholarship for two academic terms at the University of Bristol, UK, European Union
2001 Göring Foundation Award for undergraduate studies
1999 Chemical Industry Trust Award for best High School degree in Chemistry



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