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Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Korber

Head of the research group Inorganic Chemistry in Liquid Ammonia

Short biography

Nikolaus Korber was born in 1964. From 1984 to 1989, he studied chemistry at the university of Bonn. For his diploma thesis on sesquioxides of rubidium and caesium in the field of solid state chemistry, he joined the research group of Prof. Dr. Martin Jansen. He continued to work on his dissertation on ionic ozonides in the same group. After a one-year post-doc at the Max-Planck-Institut for solid state research in Stuttgart in the group of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Georg von Schnering in 1993, he returned to Bonn to work on his habilitation on polyanions of group 15 elements, which was completed in 1998.

Since 1997, he is professor for inorganic chemistry at the university of Regensburg.

He received scholarships from the Cusanuswerk, the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the endowment funds of the chemical industry of Germany. He received awards for his diploma thesis (Heinrich-Hörlein-Gedächtnispreis), his doctoral thesis (Doktoranden-Fortbildungspreis Hoechst AG, Geheimrat-Dr.-Edmund-ter-Meer-Preis) and for his post-dotoral research (Bennigsen-Foerder-Preis of North Rhine-Westphalia). In 2002, he received the Bavarian award for good teaching.

Current positions and functions:

  • Vice President for Study, Teaching and Continuing Education
  • Head of the center of educational studies of the university of Regensburg
  • Apointee of the university for teacher training
  • Member of the advisory board for the evaluation of the scholarship programme of the german Ministry for Education and Research
  • Member of the science committee of the accreditation institute ACQUIN
  • Member of the selection committee and the advisory board of the Cusaunswerk (scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Forum of Accademia and Church
  • Member of the institute for interdisciplinary research of the Goerres society

Detailed CV (PDF/36 kB)

  1. Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  2. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

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Prof. Dr.
Nikolaus Korber

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