Familie Schindler Förderpreis for outstanding Ph.D. thesis to Dr. Harald Studzinski
Bordesholm, 6 July 2008:
The 2008 Familie Schindler Förderpreis for their outstanding Ph.D. theses in Physical Chemistry has been presented to Dr. Angela Gaber and to Dr. Harald Studzinski. Harald obtained his Ph.D. in the group of Prof. Temps in 2007 with a thesis on "Ultrafast Radiationless Dynamics of Selected Electronically Excited Aromatic Molecules by Femtosecond Time-Resolved Mass Spectrometry and Photoelectron Imaging". He studied the distinctive electronic relaxation dynamics in hexa- and pentafluorobenzene and in pyrrole and a series of methyl-substituted pyrroles using a combination of novel time-resolved techniques. His work has implications for understanding the photochemistry and photophysics of DNA, the "molecule of life", and is of fundamental importance for developing organic molecule based solar cells helping to sustain our future energy needs. Angela received her Ph.D. in 2007 in the group of Prof. Grotemeyer. Both have since accepted top level R&D positions at leading industrial companies.