Person

Universitätsprofessor

Stefan Hecht

Ph.D.

Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry and Scientific Director of the DWI - Leibniz Institute

Portrait image Prof. Stefan Hecht, PhD
DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University

Address

Forckenbeckstraße 50
52074 Aachen

Contact

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Phone: +49 241 80 23311
Fax: +49 241 80 23301
 

Prof. Stefan Hecht, Ph.D.

Scientific Career

since 2019

Scientific Director and Member of the Scientific Board
Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI)

since 2019

Chair for Macromolecular Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry

2006 - 2019

Full professor and Chair for Organic Chemistry and Functional Materials
Department of Chemistry & IRIS Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2005 - 2006

Research group leader in Organic Polymer and Materials Chemistry
Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim/Ruhr
(Lecturer at University of Dortmund)

2001 - 2004

Junior research group leader in Organic Polymer and Materials Chemistry
Freie Universität Berlin (Habilitation in 2006)

1997 - 2001

Doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley
(graduated with Ph.D. in Organic Polymer Chemistry in 2001)

1992 - 1997

Chemistry studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of California at Berkeley (graduated with Chemie-Diplom in 1997)

Honors and Distinctions

  • BASF Lectureship by the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley (2013)
  • Starting Grant (Consolidator Phase) of the European Research Council (2012)
  • Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank Prize in Chemistry (2010)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2010)
  • ADUC Young Investigator Award of the German Chemical Society (2005)
  • Top 100 Young Innovator Award of MIT’s Technology Review (2004)
  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2001)
  • Ernst Schering Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined, 2001)
  • Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (1994-1997)
  • Jugend Forscht Young Chemist Award (federal & environmental prize, state winner 1993)
  • Jugend Forscht Young Chemist Award (state winner 1991)

Professional Functions

Current:

  • Cofounder of start-up company Xolo (2019)
  • Associate Editor of The Journal of Organic Chemistry (since 2018)
  • Editorial Board of ChemSystemsChem (since 2018)
  • Editorial Board of Advanced Science (since 2014)
  • Executive Board of Humboldt-Universitäts-Gesellschaft (since 2014)

Past:

  • Commission for the investigation of scientific irregularities at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2014 – 2019)
  • Academic Senate of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2014 – 2017)
  • Interim-Dean of the newly merged Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2014 – 2015)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences I at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2012 – 2014)
  • Standing Advisory Committee of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2012 – 2015)
  • Task Force & Forum Excellence of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2011 – 2012)
  • Academic Council of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2010 – 2019)
  • Editorial Board of Polymer Chemistry (2010 – 2012)
  • Founding Member of the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences (IRIS) Adlershof (2009)
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences I at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2008 – 2012)
  • Mentor of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (2007 – 2019)

Scientific Affiliations

  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the German Chemical Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the European Photochemistry Association
  • Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Association for Polymer Research