Prof. Dr. Vera Krewald

Prof. Dr. Vera Krewald

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Prof. Dr. Vera Krewald
Technical University of Darmstadt
Department of Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry Phone: +49(0)6151-16-21650
Alarich-Weiss-Str. 4, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany E-mail: krewald@chemie.tu-darmstadt.de
Date and place of birth: May 1987 in Aachen, Germany
Research profile
  • Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Magnetic interactions and theoretical spectroscopy
  • Computational catalysis and photochemistry
  • Nitrogen fixation, water oxidation, oxygen reduction
Employment and academic vita
since 12/2018 Professor for Theoretical Chemistry (W2, tenure track)
TU Darmstadt, Dept. of Chemistry
01/2017–11/2018 Research Group Leader in the Faculty of Science
50th Anniversary Prize Fellowship, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Bath, UK
04/2016–12/2016 Postdoctoral Researcher (Marie-S.-Curie fellowship)
Prof. Dr. L. González, University of Vienna, Faculty of Chemistry, AT
09/2014–03/2016 Postdoctoral Researcher
Prof. Dr. F. Neese, Dr. D. A. Pantazis, MPI CEC, Mülheim/Ruhr
10/2010–08/2014 Research Assistant (PhD student)
Prof. Dr. F. Neese, Dr. D. A. Pantazis, MPI CEC, Mülheim/Ruhr; IPTC, University of Bonn
Education and Degrees
08/2014 Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in Chemistry
Prof. Dr. F. Neese, Dr. D. A. Pantazis, MPI CEC, Mülheim/Ruhr and University of Bonn
09/2010 Diploma (Dipl.-Chem.) in Chemistry
Prof. Dr. F. Neese, Dr. D. A. Pantazis, University of Bonn
Prizes and awards
2021 Award of the Dr. Hans Messer Stiftung
2021 ADUC Award of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
2014 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society
2013 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
2008–2013 German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes; ideational scholarship)
Key research data
  • 39 peer-reviewed research articles, reviews and book chapters, 16 as corresponding author
  • 8 invitations to collections incl. Front. Chem. “Rising Stars”, Chem. Commun. “Emerging Investigators”
  • Leader of a research group with 2 postdocs, 6 PhD candidates, B.Sc./M.Sc. students
  • Active third-party funding from DFG, Leverhulme Trust, Merck’sche Gesellschaft für Kunst und Wissenschaft e.V.
Funding received (selection)
2022–2025 Vice-speaker of SFB 1487 „Iron, upgraded!”; speaker U. I. Kramm, vice-speaker C. Hess PI of the subprojects „Tailored force fields of iron complexes for the precise prediction of redox potentials” and „Prediction and analysis of magnetic interactions in iron dimers”
2022–2024 „Understanding the light-driven generation of metallonitrenes for unsensitized nitrogen atom transfer photocatalysis” in SPP 2102 with co-PIs Sarkar, Schneider, Vöhringer
2021 „Understanding and exploiting an iron catalysed route to an interstellar molecule” with Dr. R. Webster (RPG-2020-313), funded as a Leverhulme Trust research project grant
2020 DFG project „Photochemical nitrogen fixation“ with co-PIs Artero, Bostedt, Chergui, Schneider (428767511), call by DFG, ANR, SNSF, AF, NCN on Solar-Driven Chemistry
2016 Marie-S.-Curie Individual Fellowship „Solar dinitrogen activation” (703860)
Invited conference and seminar presentations (selection)
07/2022 12th Triennial Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists
(WATOC), Canada (originally 08/2020)
09/2021 CataLight Young Scientist Symposium (TRR234; keynote speaker)
12/2019 Lectures at the 35th Winter School in Theoretical Chemistry, Helsinki, Finland
09/2019 17th Central European Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, Austria
05/2019 Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry (CanBIC-7), Canada
04/2019 GDCh Colloquium at University Greifswald, Germany
Lecturing and teaching (selection)
Since 2019 Quantum Chemistry I, Quantum Chemistry II (M.Sc.); winter terms
Computational Applications in Chemistry (B.Sc.), 50%; summer terms
Lecture series “Sustainability and circularity: current developments and opportunities in chemistry”, co-organiser
2018 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK Professional Standards Framework
2017–2018 Introduction to Computational Chemistry, University of Bath, 2nd Year, 50%
Computational Chemistry Laboratories, University of Bath, 2nd/4th Year, 25%
Academic self-governance
Since 2021 Member of the Unite! Academic Forum
Since 2021 Member of the NHR4CES Resource Allocation Board
Since 2020 Member of the working group ‚Research Strategy‘ at TU Darmstadt
2018 Positive Involvement Committee, Dept. of Chemistry (Bath); Athena Swan Silver Award
Services to the scientific community
2020/21/22 Co-organiser Lorentz Center workshop „Quantum Bio-Inorganic Chemistry“
2019/2020 Guest editor special issue “Germany’s Future in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: a Special Issue Celebrating DEAL” of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (Wiley)
Since 2018 Co-founder, Secretary General of the Quantum Bio-Inorganic Chemistry Society e.V.;
www.qbicsoc.org
09/2018 Host of the Quantum Bio-Inorganic Chemistry IV Conference (QBIC-IV)
Since 2017 Reviewer for scientific journals and international scientific funders (incl. DFG, US DoE, NCN)