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Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser

Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser

The Electrochemical Catalysis, Energy, and Material Science Group

Technische Universität Berlin
School II
Department of chemical engineering
secretariat TC 03
Straße des 17. Juni 124
10623 Berlin

phone: +49 30 314 29542
fax: +49 30 314 22261

room: TC 202
TC building


roles, memberships and functions:

  • BaföG-commissioner of the institut of chemistry
  • GKmE Master Catalysis, chairman
  • GKmE Chemical Engineering, member
  • Edidorial Board Member "Electrocatalysis"

Curriculum Vitae

2007-                Technical University Berlin, Germany, Department of
                        Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Division
                        Chaired Full Professorship in Chemical Engineering
                        Head of The Electrochemical Catalysis, Energy, and                                      Materials Science Laboratory

2004 - 2007       University of Houston, Houston, TX, Department of
                        Chemical Engineering:
                        Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

2001 - 2004       Symyx Technologies, Santa Clara, CA:
                        Senior Staff Scientist/Group Leader –                                                             Electronic Materials/Heterogeneous Catalysis

    • Combinatorial and High-Throughput Materials Research and Development

      2000 - 2001       Symyx Technologies, Santa Clara, CA:
                              Postdoctoral Research –                                                                                    Combinatorial Electronic Materials Research                                                   Prof. Dr. Henry Weinberg, University of California, Santa Barbara

      1996 – 1997      Sony Corporation, Yokohama, Japan:
                              Visiting scientist, Frontier Materials Science Laboratory
      1995 - 1999       Fritz-Haber-Institut of Max-Planck-Society, Berlin, Germany:
                              Phd - degree (summa cum laude) in Physical Chemistry                                 with Prof. Gerhard Ertl (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2007)

      1988 - 1995        Tuebingen University, Germany:
                               Master of Science in Physical Chemistry

      • Master thesis ’oscillations and spatial self-organization in enzyme kinetics’

      1992 – 1993       Pisa University, Italy:
                               Research Fellowship (Prof. F. Calderazzo, Department of

      1991 – 1992       Stanford University, USA:
                               Research Fellowship (Prof. J. Ross, Department of Chemistry) 

      • Chemical Self-Organization, Oscillation and Chaos in Chemistry 


      Curriculum Vitae of Professor Strasser


      2016                Otto-Roelen medal of the German Catalysis Society

      2007/2008        Junior Faculty Research Award, Collge of Engineering,                                              University of Houston

      2008                National Science Foundation annual performance and                                               achievement award

                             Chemical, Biochemical, Environmental and Transport                                              System (CBET) directorate

                             „Environmental Engineering and Sustainability“

      2000                Otto-Hahn Research Medaille, Max-Planck Gesellschaft, Germany

      1999                “Summa cum laude” -  PhD with honors, 
                             Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft

      1989-1995        Förderung durch die Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

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      Assistant Professor
      of Chemical and

      Cullen College of
      University of Houston,
      Houston TX 77204-4004