Christoph Kerzig

Short CV

  • since 10/2020 Assistant Professor (W1) for Inorganic Chemistry, University of Mainz
  • 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

  • 40 publications in refereed journals such as JACS (3), Angew. Chem. (5), Nat. Chem. (1), Acc. Chem. Res. (1), ACS Catal. (1), Chem. Sci. (6), Green Chem. (1), J. Mat. Chem. C (2), Chem. Commun. (1) and Chem. Eur. J. (5)
  • Journal referee for Chem. Soc. Rev., 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
  • Referee for the German Research Foundation DFG and the US Department of Energy
  • 24 talks at conferences or universities
  • Teaching: Photochemistry (lecturer and lab assistant), general chemistry (lecturer and tutor),
    inorganic chemistry (lecturer)
  • Funding: 7 scholarships / project grants (latest grant: DFG project "PhotonUp4Cat", 248.5 k€)
  • Supervision and leadership: about 25 supervised and initiated bachelor, master and PhD projects
  • Examination board member (JGU Mainz, chemistry and biomedical chemistry courses, since 2021)
  • Elected board member of the Photochemistry section of the GDCh (since 2022)

Fellowships, awards and recognition (selection)

  • Dalton Trans. New Talent: Europe (2022)
  • Outstanding Referee for Angewandte Chemie (2021)
  • ChemComm Emerging Investigator (2021)
  • 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)