CURRICULUM VITAE
MANFRED M. KAPPES

Division of Physical Chemistry of Microscopic Systems
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Kaiserstr. 12
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Telephone: (0049)721-608 - 42094
Fax: (0049)721-608 - 47232
Email: manfred kappesBve9does-not-exist.kit edu


Date of birth: 23. September 1957
Place of birth: Bonn, Germany
Nationality: German
Marital status: Married


University Education/ Academic Degrees:


1977 B.Sc. in chemistry, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

1981 Ph.D. in physical chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (Thesis subject: Probing the chemistry of atomic transition metal cations in gas phase using ion cyclotron resonance spectrometry; Advisor: R. Staley)

1987 Habilitation in physical chemistry, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Subject area: Electronic structure of alkali clusters as probed in molecular beams; Mentor: E. Schumacher)

Professional Career:


1981-87 Assistent / Oberassistent, Institut für Anorganische, Analytische und Physikalische
Chemie, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland

1987-89 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA

1989-91 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA

1991- Professor (C-4), Institut für Physikalische Chemie (Chair of physical chemistry of microscopic systems), Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

1998- Joint appointment as physical chemistry group leader, Institut für Nanotechnologie, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

2003-05 Dean, Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

2008- Joint appointment as codirector (with H. Hahn and J.-M. Lehn), Institut für Nano- technologie, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany



Prizes/Lectureships:


1987 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Award for Newly Appointed Faculty
1991 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
2003 John Appleton Lectureship, Brown University, USA
2006 JSPS Fellowship, Japan
2008 Elected to the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
2009 Van’t Hoff Prize of the German Bunsen Society
2010 Hector Research Award
2011 Elected to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2017 Elected to the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Academy of Sciences

 

Other Professional Activities:


(a) Journals


1993-98 Member of the editorial board, "Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische
Chemie"
1999-02 Member of the international advisory board, "PCCP, Physical Chemistry - Chemical
Physics: A European Journal of Chemical Societies"
1999-04 Member of the editorial advisory board, "The Journal of Physical Chemistry"
2002-04 Member of the editorial board, "The Journal of Chemical Physics"
2001-04 Member of the editorial board, "International Journal of Mass Spectrometry"
2006-11 Member of the editorial advisory board, “Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A”


(b) Conferences


1990 Co-Chairman: "Symposium on Metal Clusters", ACS Meeting (Boston, USA)
1991 Vice-Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Metal and Semiconductor
Clusters (Wolfeboro, USA)
1993 Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Metal and Semiconductor Clusters
(Wolfeboro, USA)
2005 Co-organizer: Symposium on Size-Selected Clusters I (Brand, Austria)
2005 Co-organizer: German Cluster Workshop (Bad Herrenalb, Germany)
2007 Co-organizer: Symposium on Size-Selected Clusters II (Brand, Austria)
2007 Scientific co-organization of the main theme „Novel Carbon Structures”, General
Meeting of the Bunsengesellschaft (Graz, Austria)
2009 Co-organizer: Symposium on Size-Selected Clusters III (Brand)
2011 Co-organizer: Symposium on Size-Selected Clusters IV (Davos)
2013 Co-organizer: Symposium on Size-Selected Clusters V (Davos)
2013 Scientific preparation and organization (in cooperation with W. Klopper, J. Gauss und W. Domcke) of the main topic “Theory meets Spectroscopy” of the 112th
Bunsentagung (Annual German Conference on Physical Chemistry), Karlsruhe.
2016 Co-organizer: Symposium on Size-Selected Clusters VI (Davos)

 

(c) Reviewing


2000-03 Elected German Science Foundation (DFG) reviewer for the subject area „Physical and Theoretical Chemistry”
2004-07 Elected DFG reviewer for the subject area „Physical Chemistry of Molecules, Liquids and Interfaces; General Theoretical Chemistry“
2008-12 Chairman, PE-4A panel (Physical and Analytical Chemical Sciences), European Research Council
Reviewer for numerous scientific journals and for various scientific organizations within and outside
Germany.


(d) Other Committees/Administration


1998-2003 Speaker of the Karlsruhe DFG-funded Special Research Area (SFB 195) "Electron
Localization in Macroscopic and Microscopic Systems"

2001-2014 Member of the Coordination Committee of the Karlsruhe DFG-funded Center of
Excellence on “Functional Nanostructures” (CFN); deputy speaker since 2004

2002-2004 Member of the Minerva-Weizmann Committee

2003-2006 Deputy speaker of the Karlsruhe DFG-funded Special Research Area (SFB 551): "Deposition of Carbon from Gas Phase"

2006- Member of the Coordination Committee of the DFG-funded graduate school
„Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics“

2010- Member of the research advisory committee of the Foundation of Chemical Industry

2010 Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee Centre International de Recherche aux Frontiers de la Chemic (FRC) – Strasbourg, France

2011- Deputy speaker of Transregio DFG funded Special Research (TRR 88):
“Cooperative effects in homo- and heterometallic complexes (3MET)”

2015- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society