Cur­riculum Vitae

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Rüdiger Faust, born 1963 in Germany, received his Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Dortmund (Diploma thesis: "Synthesis and NMR Spectroscopy of Tetrastannacyclo-hexanes", Professor T. N. Mitchell). He then joined K. Peter C. Vollhardt at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and was awarded a PhD in Chemistry in 1993 (PhD Thesis: "On the role of Delocalization in Benzene"). 

After a postdoctoral stint with François Diederich at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, he moved as a lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry to the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1998 he accepted an appointment as Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at University College London. In 2003 he moved to the University of Kassel as full professor in Chemistry of Mesoscopic Systems.

Professor Faust has been awarded Kekulé- (1989-1992) and Liebig-fellowships (1995-1996) from the German Chemical Industry Foundation (Fonds der chemischen Industrie) and a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, 1987-1988). He is a fellow of the German National Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). Professor Faust is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as the German and the American Chemical Societies

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 Curriculum Vitae (Download)

PRIMARY EDUCATION1969 – 1982Primary School / Gymnasium
Degree: Abitur
SECONDARY EDUCATION1982 – 1989Chemistry at the University of Dortmund, Germany
Degree: Diplom (sehr gut, i.e. first class)
 1983 – 1984Military Service
 1988 – 1989Semester abroad University College London
PROMOTION1989 – 1993University of California at Berkeley, USA
Degree: doctor of philosophy (PhD) in chemistry
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. K. Peter C. Vollhardt
PROFESSIONAL    1993 – 1995Postdoctoral Studies at the ETH Zürich, CH
Supervisor: Prof. Dr.. François Diederich
 1993 – 1998Postdoc Pharmaceutical-Chemical Institute,
University of Heidelberg, Germany
 1998 – 2003Senior Lecturer University College London, UK
 since 2003Full professor (C4) University of Kassel, Germany
Chair „Chemistry of Mesoscopic Systems“
AWARDS     1986 – 1989Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
 1987 – 1988DAAD-Fellow
 1989 – 1993Kekulé-Fellow des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
 1995 – 1996Liebig-Fellow des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
OFFICESChair Scientific Steering Committees of the Joint Nanotechnology
Centers between the Universities of Kassel and Shanghai, China
 Member of the National Expert Panel on Food Safety, Federal
Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) Berlin
 Vice-Dean Faculty of Physical Sciences. Universität Kassel
 Deputy Director Institute of Chemistry, University of Kassel
 Chair Regional Section of the Germany Chemical Society
MEMBERSHIPSCINSaT, Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science 
and  Technology, University of Kassel German Chemical Society,
American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry