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Prof. Dr. W. Freyland

Physikalische Chemie kondensierter Materie
Phone: +49 721 608 - 42100
Werner FreylandHcd7∂kit edu

Geb. 30.44
Fritz-Haber-Weg 2
D-76131 Karlsruhe

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Curriculum Vitae



born in Halle/Saale (Germany)
parents: Maximilian Freyland and Maria Freyland, born Mietzner




Abitur at Grillo-Gymnasium, Gelsenkirchen




Study of Physics, University of Karlsruhe




Study of Biophysics, University of Heidelberg




PhD-Thesis in Physical Chemistry with Prof. Dr. E.U. Franck and Prof. Dr. F. Hensel, University of Karlsruhe, entitled: ,,Electronic conductivity and absolute thermoelectric power of fluid potassium at elevated pressure and temperatures up to 2400 K"




Assistant at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe




Assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Marburg




Postdoc fellow with J. Jortner and U. Even, Tel-Aviv University, Israel




Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, University of Marburg; title of Habilitation thesis: ,,Metal-nonmetal transitions in fluid alkalimetals and alkalimetal alloys"




Visiting scientist with M. Blander, Argonne National Laboratory, and J.J. Egan, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA




Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein award of the Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft of Physical Chemistry




Chair in Physical Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe




Visiting Professor, University of Trondheim, Norway




Member Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



Research activities:

  1. High temperature-high pressure chemistry of electronically conducting fluids: electronic and microscopic structure, electron localization and electronic phase transitions in expanded fluid metals, metal-molten salt solutions and liquid alloys;
  2. Rapidly quenched ionic liquids: transition from ionic to metallic glasses;
  3. Interfacial phase transitions in fluids with short range interaction: wetting and prewetting transitions, surface freezing;
  4. Electrodeposition from molten salts: growth kinetics and 1D-2D-3D phase formation studied with nanometer resolution (electrochemical - STM).


Academic Administration:

European Physical Society (EPS) Liquid Board member (1994-1999); Member of board of Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft of Physical Chemistry (1995-1999); Chairman of several international conferences (e.g. Phase Transitions at Interfaces, 1993; Euchem Conference Molten Salts, 1994; Thermodynamics of Alloys, 1998); Dean and vice-dean-of Faculty of Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, (1996-2000); Co-editor of J. Phys. Chem., Ber. Bunsenges. (1993-1998); member of editorial board of J. Phys. Condensed Matter (1990-1994); Referee of German Science Foundation (DFG) and National Science Foundation USA (NSF) since 1990.