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Prof. Dr. Annette M. Schmidt

Curriculum Vitae

  • since April 2010: Professor for Physical Chemistry at the Universität zu Köln
  • WS 2009/2010: Stand-in Professor for Organic Chemistry at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • February 2009: Habilitation at the Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • since 2002: Managment of the "Smart Nanosized Materials" team,  Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie,  Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • May 1998 - November 2001: PhD Thesis "Biodegradable Polymer Network Systems with Shape Memory Effect and Crystallizable Switching Segment"; Deutsches Wollforschungsinstitut (DWI) an der RWTH Aachen, supervised by Prof. Dr. Hartwig Höcker
  • October 1997 - March 1998: Diploma thesis "Development of  Semi-interpenetrating Polymer Networks for Medical Applications", supervised by Prof. Dr. Hartwig Höcker, RWTH Aachen, and Prof. Dr. Robert Langer, MIT Cambridge, USA
  • October 1991- March 1998: Chemistry studies at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands.

Grants and Awards

  • Emmy Noether Grand of the DFG (2007 - 2010)
  • Reimund-Stadler-Award of the Macromolecular Chemistry Division within the  GDCh (2006)
  • Liebig-Grant of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (2002 - 2006)
  • The PhD thesis was awarded with the Borchers-Medal of the RWTH Aachen (2002)
  • Thesis Grant of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Bonn (1999 - 2001)
  • Grant of the Gradiuertenförderung of the federal state of Northrhine-Wesphalia (1998)
  • The diploma thesis (1998) was awarded with the Springorum-Medal of the Verein der Freunde und Förderer der RWTH Aachen e.V. and the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Award der Friedrich-Wilhelm-Stiftung, Aachen
  • Sokrates-Grant of the European Union (1995 - 1996)

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • PhD.net Workshop “Frontiers of Nanocomposite Materials II”, Nov 22 – Dec 06, 2009, Zaragoza, Spain, with Joaquin Coronas and Claudia Staudt  
  • 9. Deutscher Ferrofluid-Workshop, Sep 22 – 25, 2009, Benediktbeuern, Germany, with Stefan Odenbach
  • ERA NanoSci+ Net “MagNaSwimmers” Kick-Off meeting, April 2009, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • PhD.net Workshop “Frontiers of Nanocomposite Materials I”, Nov 21 – Dec 04, 2008, Düsseldorf, Germany, with Joaquin Coronas and Claudia Staudt

Memberships