Professor Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery
Carl von Ossietzky University
Institute for Chemistry
Carl v. Ossietzky Str. 9-11
26129 Oldenburg Germany
Phone: (49)441-798 3853 FAX☹49)441-798 2809
Professor Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery has a chair for Physical Chemistry at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany in the field of nano science and (photo)catalysis for chemical energy storage since 1999. She studied chemistry in Göttingen, Germany and Paris, France, did a PhD at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and had postdoc positions at the University of Oxford, Great Britain, the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck society in Berlin, Germany as well as an assistant professorship at the University of Ulm, Germany. She is honory professor on functionalized interfaces and nanostructure materials at the faculty of engineering of the Syddansk University Odense, Denmark, and was fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies of the Harvard University, USA in 2008 and 2016. Her research work has been honored with awards, such as the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize of the German Bunsen society of Physical Chemistry (1997), the Order of Merit of the State of Germany (2011) and the medal of honor of the President of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (2015). Since 2013 she is elected member of the National Academy of Science Leopoldina. Furthermore, she is active member in many boards of universities and non-university science institutions, in international grant selection boards as well as advisory boards. At the university she acted as vice president of research and technology transfer (2010-2014) and in 2014-2015 as acting president of the same university. Furthermore, she is vice president of the German Chemical Society. Her special interests are to foster careers of women in chemistry which she actively pursues in various panels.