Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


Personal Information


Dr. rer. nat.

Reichenberger _sven2

First name




Date of birth


Current position

Junior Research Group Leader

Current institution/
City, Country

Chair of Technical Chemistry 1, Faculty of Chemistry, University

of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany


ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-7166-9428

Web of Science Researcher-ID: DXA-1977-2022

Scopus-ID: 56566553200

Research Focus

  • Laser-based synthesis and processing of crystalline and
    amorphous metals, alloys, oxides, and metallic glasses
  • Structural modification, defect insertion, and doping of
    colloidal nanoparticles for identification of active sites and
    structure-activity relationships
  • Process development and scaling of pulsed laser processing
    of nano- and microparticles in liquids
  • Development of sustainable, high-performance and durable
    nanomaterials for heterogeneous catalysis and energy conversion


Academic career 


Habilitation (submitted 04/23, under review) at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen on the newly established research topic: Exploring the disorder: Defective Nanocatalysts from Pulsed Laser Synthesis and Processing in Liquids, Duisburg/Essen


Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat., grade: “magna cum laude” Mentors: Prof. Dr. Ernst Cleve, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski). Topic: Synthesis and supporting of laser-generated nanoparticles in porous materials by using supercritical CO2 (in German); Cooperative PhD between the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld, and the University of Duisburg-Essen


Master’s degree (M. Eng., grade: “Excellent”) in chemical engineering at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Krefeld


Bachelor studies (B. Eng., grade: “Excellent”) in the field of chemical engineering at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Krefeld


Dual studies (cooperative degree program) in chemical engineering at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Krefeld with concurrent training as a chemical technician at Covestro AG, Krefeld


Professional career

Since 2019 

Lead of junior research group (Staff: ~7 PhD students, 2 technical employees)
Focus: Laser-based synthesis of nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts for the investigation of activity-determining surface and structural properties, Faculty of Chemistry, Chair of Technical Chemistry I and Center for Nanointegration
Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), Duisburg


Research Associate (Post-Doc)
Focus: Defect insertion in catalytically active semiconductor nanoparticles using high-intensity laser pulses, Faculty of Chemistry, Chair of Technical Chemistry I, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen

2013–2017 Research Associate (Promotion)
Focus: Synthesis and adsorption of laser-generated nanoparticles in liquid and supercritical media; heterogeneous catalysis, Institute of Coatings and Surface Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Ernst Cleve) at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld
2012–2013 Process Engineer
Responsibilities: Further development of mechanical material testing and adhesive technology as well as quality management, Röhr+Stolberg GmbH, Krefeld
2011–2012 Scientific Assistant
Responsibilities: Material testing of textile high performance fibers, Institute for Coatings and Surface Chemistry at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld
2008–2010 Student Assistant
Field of activity: Calibration technology with focus on temperature calibration, AMETEK GmbH, Meerbusch
2006–2008 Dual Studies (KIA Program; apprenticeship as chemical technician)
Covestro AG (formerly Bayer Material Science), Krefeld




Membership in the Global Young Faculty (AG Science Communication) of the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (


International Conference on Advanced Nanoparticle Generation and Excitation by Lasers in Liquids (ANGEL) Decennial Publication Award – “Innovative research article related to ANGEL topic”

2019 Travel grant of the Explore Materials Chain (EXMAC) program of the UA Ruhr (cooperation with Dr. S. Verbruggen, University of Antwerp, Belgium) and CENIDE (cooperation with Prof. Dr. Y. Yamamoto and Dr. K. Takeyasu, University of Tsukuba, Japan)
2018 2x “Best Cooperation Award” of CENIDE for the best multilateral cooperation: Applied Surface Science (2019), 467, 486–492 & Applied Surface Science (2019), 467, 1181–1186.
2018 Young Chemist Award of ALTANA AG and the GDCh (German Chemical Society)
2015 Travel grant from CENIDE to participate in the Gordon Research Conference: “Nanomaterials for Application in Energy Technology”, Ventura, USA
2014 CENIDE “Best Cooperation Award” for multilateral cooperation:
Applied Surface Science (2015), 336, 48–52.


Selected Publications

[1] S. Siebeneicher, S. Reichenberger, C. Hengst, F. Dornhaus, B. Wittek, and S. Barcikowski, “Accepted Manuscript,” ChemCatChem, 2023, accepted,
doi: 10.1002/cctc.202300563.
[2] S. X. Liang, M. E. R. Reusmann, K. Loza, S. Zerebecki, L. C. Zhang, Z. Jia, and S. Reichenberger, “Laser-generated nanoparticles from Fe-based metallic glass in water and its amorphization control by pulsed laser processing,” Mater. Today Chem., 2023, 30,
doi: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2023.101544.
[3] K. Lau, F. Niemann, K. Abdiaziz, M. Heidelmann, Y. Yang, Y. Tong, M. Muhler,
S. Reichenberger, and S. Barcikowski, “Differentiating between Acidic and Basic Surface Hydroxyls on Metal Oxides by Fluoride Substitution : A Case Study on Blue TiO 2 from Laser Defect Engineering,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2023, e202213968,
doi: 10.1002/anie.202213968.
[4] M. Spellauge, M. Tack, R. Streubel, M. Miertz, K. S. Exner, S. Reichenberger, S. Barcikowski, H. P. Huber, and A. R. Ziefuss, “Photomechanical Laser Fragmentation of IrO2 Microparticles for the Synthesis of Active and Redox-Sensitive Colloidal Nanoclusters,” Small, 2023, 19, 10,
doi: 10.1002/smll.202206485.
[5] T. Fromme, L. K. Tintrop, S. Reichenberger, T. C. Schmidt, and S. Barcikowski, “Impact of Chemical and Physical Properties of Organic Solvents on the Gas and Hydrogen Formation during Laser Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles,” ChemPhysChem, 2023,
doi: 10.1002/cphc.202300089.
[6] A. Plech, A. R. Ziefuß, M. Levantino, R. Streubel, S. Reich, and S. Reichenberger, “Low Efficiency of Laser Heating of Gold Particles at the Plasmon Resonance: An X-ray Calorimetry Study,” ACS Photonics, 2022, doi: 10.1021/acsphotonics.2c00588.
[7] S. Zerebecki, K. Schott, S. Salamon, J. Landers, H. Wende, E. Budiyanto, H. Tüysüz, S. Barcikowski, and S. Reichenberger, “Gradually Fe-Doped Co3O4 Nanoparticles in 2-Propanol and Water Oxidation Catalysis with Single Laser Pulse Resolution,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2022, 126, 36, 15144–15155,
doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c01753.
[8] S. Zerebecki, S. Salamon, J. Landers, Y. Yang, Y. Tong, E. Budiyanto, D. Waffel, M. Dreyer, S. Saddeler, T. Kox, S. Kenmoe, E. Spohr, S. Schulz, M. Behrens, M. Muhler, H. Tüysüz, R. K. Campen, H. Wende, S. Reichenberger, and S. Barcikowski, “Engineering of Cation Occupancy of CoFe2O4 Oxidation Catalysts by Nanosecond, Single‐Pulse Laser Excitation in Water,” ChemCatChem, 2022,
doi: 10.1002/cctc.202101785.
[9] J. Johny, Y. Li, M. Kamp, O. Prymak, S. Liang, T. Krekeler, M. Ritter, L. Kienle, C. Rehbock, S. Barcikowski, and S. Reichenberger, “Laser-generated high entropy metallic glass nanoparticles as bifunctional electrocatalysts,” Nano Res., 2021,
doi: 10.1007/s12274-021-3804-2.
[10] K. Lau, P. Schühle, S.-X. Liang, F. de Kock, J. Albert, and S. Reichenberger*, “Laser-generated InOx/ZrO2 catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation: Role of in-situ fragmentation and ripening control,” ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2021, 4, 9, 9206–9215,
doi: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01465.