Department of
Inorganic Chemistry

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  Dr. Annette Trunschke

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6

D - 14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 8413 4457
Fax: +49 (0)30 8413 4405
Room: F 3.05
Education and employment:

1986 Diploma Thesis
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  Liquid-liquid extraction of copper
1990 Dr. rer. nat.
Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Berlin, Germany
including short-term post-graduate research at

Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, USSR

Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  Activation of carbon monoxide on transition metal surfaces
1991 Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. H. Knözinger, LMU Munich FTIR spectroscopic characterization of silica supported rhodium catalysts
1992 - 1993 Project leader
Center of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Berlin, Germany
  Activation of small molecules on promoted noble metal catalysts
1994 - 1997 Parental leave    
1997 - 2003 Research associate
Institute of Applied Chemistry Berlin-Adlershof, Germany
  Investigation of reforming reactions and liquid phase transformations in organic fine chemistry over heterogeneous acid-base catalysts

FTIR spectroscopic characterization of zeolites, noble metals and metal oxides for hydrocarbon transformations, NOx removal and hydrogenations
2004 - Group leader
Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany
  Catalyst synthesis, C1 Chemistry and oxidative activation of n-alkanes
Current scientific interests:
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry

  • Development of new synthetic approaches to catalytically active materials

  • Precipitation and solvothermal synthesis

  • In-situ monitoring of inorganic reaction steps during catalyst preparation

  • Activation of n-alkanes over transition metal oxides
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