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educator , physical chemist

Hans-Joachim Freund, German physical chemist, educator. Recipient Leibniz award Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Foundation 1995, Doktoranden Stipend, 1976, Forschungs Stipend, 1979, Research award in gold, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, 2004-2006, 2006-2008; fellow Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, 1974-1977.

Background

Freund, Hans-Joachim was born on March 4, 1951 in Solingen, Germany. Son of Fritz and Lotte (Willms) Freund.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics, University Cologne, Germany, 1972. Master of Science in chemistry and physics, University Cologne, Germany, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences, University Cologne, Germany, 1978.

Privat-Docent, University Cologne, Germany, 1983.

Career

Postdoctoral fellowship German Research Foundation, 1979—1981. Teacher Gymnasium Solingen, 1975—1978. Scientific assistant University Cologne, Germany, 1978—1979, 1981—1983, private docent, 1983.

Postdoctoral fellow University Pennsylvania and Xerox Corporation, Webster, 1979—1981. Associate professor University Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 1983-1987. Professor University Bochum, Germany, 1987-1996.

Director, scientific member Fritz-Haber Institute Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, since 1996. Honorary professor University Bochum, since 1997, Free University Berlin, since 1997, Technology University Berlin, 1997- Humboldt University, Berlin, since 1998, School of Physics and Astronomy, University Birmingham, since 2006. Guest professor Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1982, General Electric, Schenectady, 1984, 1985, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1990, CRMC2-Center.

National Scientific Research, Luminy, France, 2000: lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor several articles to international journals. Member of several advisory and editorial board for professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society, Institute Physics, United Kingdom. Member Society German Chemists, German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, German Physical Society, American Vacuum Society, American Chemical Society(Gabor A. Somorjal award for Creative Research in Catalysis, 2007), Chemical Society Section Academia Europaea, Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenscheften, Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (foreign member, Centenary medal, lecturer, 2006).

Connections

Married Susanne Herfurth, July 1, 1977. Children: Julia, Martin, Sebastian.

father:
Fritz Freund

mother:
Lotte (Willms) Freund

spouse:
Susanne Herfurth

child:
Julia Freund

child:
Martin Freund

child:
Sebastian Freund