Brief Curriculum vitae of Mischa Bonn
Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Male; born, 25/01/71, Nijmegen (NL), married +1.
Nationality: Dutch (NL)
Undergraduate: University of Amsterdam; MSc in Physical Chemistry (highest honors), 10/05/93 Graduate: AMOLF / University of Eindhoven; PhD in Physical Chemistry, 18/12/96 Postdoctoral: Fritz Haber (Max Planck) Institut (Wolf/Ertl group), Berlin, Germany, 1997–1999 Postdoctoral: Columbia University (Heinz group), NY, USA, 1998-2001 (totaling ~6 months).
4/2011-present Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany 6/2005–present Extraordinary Professor (Physics Dept.); University of Amsterdam 1/2004–present Group Leader at FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics 1/2003–1/2004 Scientific Advisor at FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics ‘Rijnhuizen’ 1/2003–9/2009 Associate professor (tenured) at Leiden University (Chemistry Dept.) 8/1999–12/2002 Assistant professor (fixed term) at Leiden University (Chemistry Dept.)
Publications and presentations:
150+ papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index: 32);
130+ invited talks at international conferences and institutions; supervised 8 PhD theses.
Label-free (ultrafast) vibrational spectroscopy and microscopy of biomolecular systems and water in such systems, including model systems for biological membranes; Studies of carrier dynamics in photovoltaic building blocks.
Selected Prizes and Awards
- Gold Medal from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (2009).
- Personal Fellowship (’VICI’) from the Netherlands Scientific Organization (NWO) for research: "Biomolecular Dynamics in Membrane Models" finished 1st in national competition.
- Personal Fellowship (’Vernieuwingsimpuls’) from NWO for research proposal entitled: "Ultrafast Studies of Chemical Reactions at Surfaces". Finished 1st in national competition.
- Other prizes/awards include: Elected Member of ‘The Young Academy’ of the ’Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences’ (KNAW), Amsterdam; Personal fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS); Fellowship from the ’Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences’ (KNAW); Award winner in the ’Promising young researchers’-contest of the Dutch Physical Society 1997; Marie-Curie Stipend; Alexander von Humboldt-Stipend.