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Schröder Detlef

Dr. habil.
Born June 24, 1963 in Wilster/Holstein, Germany

  • Mass spectrometric studies of elementary reactions across physics, chemistry, and biochemistry with the particular focus to close the gap between model studies and "real" chemical reactions
  • Member of the Learned Society since 2011

Education and professional preparation

  • Undergraduate assistant at the Institut für Thermodynamik und Reaktionstechnik of the TU Berlin with Prof. Dr. H. Knapp, 1986
  • Diploma in chemistry at the TU Berlin, Germany, 1989
  • Dissertation in Organic Chemistry at the TU Berlin, Germany, 1992, Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. H. Schwarz
  • Visiting professor at the Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 2008
  • 2nd Speaker of the SFB 546 "Aggregated Transition-metal Oxides", Berlin, Germany (2000-2006)
  • Participation in national and international boards of science evaluation
  • Habilitation for Organic Chemistry at the TU Berlin, Germany, 2007
  • Visiting professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2008
  • Vicechair of panel 208 of GAČR, 2009-2011
  • Presidency of an evaluation committee of AERES (France), 2009
  • Chair of panel 208 of GAČR, 2011
  • Grant reviews for ANR, CNRS, DFG, ERC, NSF, PSF, RCN, SNF, US Navy
  • External PhD examiner in Berlin (Germany), Orsay (France), Paris (France), and Rome (Italy)

Employment and academic positions

  • Research assistant at the Institut für Organische Chemie, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1989
  • Scientific researcher at the Institut für Organische Chemie, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1992
  • Senior Scientist at the IOCB, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
  • Group Leader for Spectroscopy and Physical Organic Chemistry at the IOCB, Prague, 2007
  • Distinguished Chair of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB), Prague, 2011

Membership and positions in international organization and societies

  • Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2011

Notable Awards

  • Award in chemistry in the competition "Schüler experimentieren", Germany, 1979
  • Award in chemistry in the competition "Jugend forscht", Germany, 1981
  • Schering Award of the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Technischen Universität Berlin, 1992
  • Mattauch-Herzog-Award of Finnigan-MAT GmbH, Bremen, 1997
  • Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, 2009

Selected publications

  • D. Schröder, S. Shaik, H. Schwarz Two-state reactivity as a new concept in organometallic chemistry. Acc. Chem. Res., 33 (2000) 139.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Bond-forming reactions of molecular dications as a new route to polyaromatic hydrocarbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (2006) 4208.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Thermal activation of methane by MgO+ cations: It also works without transition metal!' Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45 (2006) 5705.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Gas-phase models for catalysis: Alkane activation and olefin epoxidation by the triatomic cation Ag2O+. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 15311.
  • Roithová, J.; Milko, P.; Ricketts, C. L.; Schröder, D.; Besson, T.; Dekoj, V.; Bělohradský, M.: Dissociation reactions of free tetrapyridinium tetracations and of their catenanes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 10141.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Model studies of the mechanism of the CuIITMEDA catalyzed C–C coupling of naphthol. Chem. Eur. J. 14 (2008) 2180.
  • Ricketts, C. L.; Schröder, D.; Alcaraz, C.; Roithová, J.: Growth of larger hydrocarbon ions in the ionosphere of Titan. Chem. Eur. J. 14 (2008) 4779.
  • Tyo, E. C.; Castleman, A. W.; Schröder, D.; Milko, P.; Roithová, J.; Ortega, J. M.; Cinellu, M. A.; Cocco, F.; Minghetti, G.: Large effect of a small substitution: Competition of dehydration with charge retention and Coulomb explosion in gaseous [(bipyR)Au(μ-O)2Au(bipyR)]2+ dications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009) 13009.
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Silicon compounds of neon and argon. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48 (2009) 8788. (highlighted in C&EN and the "Blaue Blätter")
  • Roithová, J.; Schröder, D.: Selective C–H bond activation of alkanes by gas-phase metal ions. Chem. Rev. 110 (2010) 1170.
  • Révész, Á.; Schröder, D.; Rokob, T. A.; Havlik, M.; Dolenský, B.: In-flight epimerization of a bis-Tröger base. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 2401.