CV - Prof. Dr. Behrens (en)

Research Interests:

Heterogeneous Catalysis
Nanostructured Materials
Chemical Energy Storage



Academic career:

2014 Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany (UDE)
2013 Habilitation at the Technical University Berlin entitled “Materials Chemistry of Cu/ZnO-based Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis and Steam Reforming”
2008-2014 Group leader of the Nanostructure-Group at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Abteilung Anorganische Chemie, Berlin, Germany (FHI)
2006-2008 Postdoc with Prof. Robert Schlögl at FHI (heterogeneous catalysis, energy storage)
2006 PhD Thesis (Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude) at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany (CAU) in the group of Prof. Wolfgang Bensch (solid state chemistry, intercalation chemistry, thin multi-layers)
2002 Diploma Thesis at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at CAU in the group of Prof. Wolfgang Bensch (solid state chemistry, solvothermal synthesis)
1997-2002 studied Chemistry at CAU Kiel


Awards, Memberships, Positions


since 2018 Spokesman of CRR/TRR 247 "Heterogenous Oxidation Catalysis in the liquid phase"
since 2016 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry at UDE
since 2014 Member of the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE)

Jochen Block Award of the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS)

since 2009 Member of the Ertl Center for Electrochemistry and Catalysis im Gwangju Insititute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea
2009-2012 Member of the User Committee of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)
2006 BASF PhD-Prize of the CAU Kiel
2003-2004 PhD Stipend of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)