Christoph Kerzig

Short CV

  • since 10/2020 Assistant Professor (W1) for Inorganic Chemistry, University of Mainz
    (2023 (Spring) positive interim evaluation, evaluation documents submitted in Sep. 2022)
  • 2017 - 2020 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Oliver Wenger Group, University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • 2019 (Summer) Visiting Scientist in Karl Börjesson's Group, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • 2013 - 2017 PhD Student at MLU Halle-Wittenberg (with Martin Goez)
  • 2008 - 2013 Undergraduate Student at MLU Halle-Wittenberg

Summary of Academic Activities

  • 53 publications in refereed journals such as JACS (6), Angew. Chem. (8), Nat. Chem. (1), Acc. Chem. Res. (1), ACS Catal. (1), Chem. Sci. (7), Green Chem. (1), Nanoscale (1). J. Mat. Chem. C (2), Chem. Commun. (1), Inorg. Chem. (1), ChemCatChem (1) and Chem. Eur. J. (5), 21 of them as corresponding author
  • Journal referee for Chem. Soc. Rev., Nat. Chem., JACS, Angew. Chem., Chem. Sci., ACS Catal., Nat. Commun., J. Mat. Chem. C, Chem. Commun., Chem. Eur. J., Inorg. Chem., Chem. Phys. Chem. and iScience (more than 85 referee reports since 2020)
  • Referee for the German Research Foundation DFG, the US Department of Energy and the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 48 talks at conferences or universities
  • Teaching: Photochemistry (lecturer and lab assistant), general chemistry (lecturer and tutor),
    inorganic chemistry (lecturer for both BSc and MEd students);
    average assessment as a lecturer: 1.50 (1… best, 6 … worst, 20 evaluations in total)
  • Funding: 10 scholarships / project grants (latest grants: Exploration Grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung, 180 k€; individual DFG projects "PhotonUp4Cat", 248.5 k€ and "1P2P_EnT", 242.5 k€; project within SFB 1552, 326.4 k€)
  • Supervision and leadership: about 35 supervised and initiated bachelor, master and PhD projects

Academic Self-Governance (and Outreach)

  • Organizer and chair of the FCI scholar meeting in Mainz (2022)
  • Examination board member (JGU Mainz, chemistry and biomedical chemistry courses, since 2021)
  • Elected board member of the Photochemistry section of the GDCh (since 2022)
  • Local organizer (chairperson) of the 29. Lecture Conference on Photochemistry 2024
  • Deputy chairperson of the local GDCh section Mainz-Wiesbaden (since 2023)
  • Elected faculty board member (JGU, Faculty 09, since 2023)

Fellowships, Awards and Recognition (Selection)

  • Exploration Grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung (2024)
  • Nanoscale Emerging Investigator (2024)
  • Sibylle Kalkhof-Rose Award for outstanding achievements at JGU Mainz (2023)
  • ADUC Prize for establishing an independent research area (2023)
  • Outstanding Referee for Angewandte Chemie (2022)
  • Associated Member of the Gutenberg Academy (since 2022)
  • Member of the MPGC Focus Group Sustainable Photochemistry & Photophysics
    and MPGC Junior Faculty Member (since 2022)
  • Dalton Trans. New Talent: Europe (2022)
  • Outstanding Referee for Angewandte Chemie (2021)
  • ChemComm Emerging Investigator (2021)
  • SusInnoScience PI (since 2020)
  • Liebig Fellowship by the Fund of the Chemical Industry (Germany) (since 2020)
  • Novartis University of Basel Excellence Scholarship for Life Sciences (2019)
  • Research Fellowship of the German Natl. Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2017–2018)
  • Postdoc Scholarship of the German Science Foundation (2017, declined)
  • PhD Scholarship by the Fund of the Chemical Industry (Germany) (2013–2015)