Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: October 10, 1956
Ruhr-University Bochum
Analytical Chemistry and Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES)
Universitätsstr. 150; NC04/788
D-44780 Bochum
+49 234 32 6200

Scientific Vita

1982                   Diploma (Chemistry), University of Karlsruhe
1987                   PhD (Physical Chemistry), Technical University Munich
1987–1995         Group leader "Amperometric Biosensors", Technical University Munich
1990                   Visiting scholar at University of Texas, Austin (Prof. A. Heller)
1993                   Habilitation (Chemistry) Technical University Munich
1996 – 2008       Assoc. Prof. of Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum
2008 - present    Full Professor and Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum


2000                   Biosensors & Bioelectronics Award
2005                   Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2008                   Julius-von-Haast Fellowship Award of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Humboldt Foundation
2011                   Katsumi-Niki-Award of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
2012                   Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
2014                   Howard Fellowship of the University of New South Wales, Sydney
2014                   Heyrovsky-Ilkovic-Nernst-Lecture of the GDCh, the Czech and the Slovak Chemical
2016                   Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2017                   “Schulich Visiting Professor Lectureship” for 2018-19; Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Haifa; Israel
2018                   Alessando Volta Medal of the Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Member of Scientific Societies: GDCh, RSC, ECS, ISE, BES, AGEF, GeCatS

Professional Activities

2007–2008          Chair of Division 2 “Bioelectrochemistry” of the International Society of Electrochemistry
2007–2010          Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum
2010–2012          Vicedean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum
2009                    Chair of the Research Department „Interfacial Systems Chemistry“, Ruhr-University Bochum
2005– present     Member and chair of the Board of AGEF “Arbeitsgemeinschaft elektrochemischer Forschungsinstitute”

Member of the Editorial Boards

of “Biosensors & Bioelectronics”, “Electroanalysis”, “ChemPlusChem”, “ChemElectroChem”, “ACS Sensors”, “Langmuir”, “Curr. Opin. Electrochem.”, Kuratorium “Angewandte Chemie”

Fields of Interests and Current Research Projects

  • Micro- and nanoelectrochemistry; development of tools for microelectrochemistry (scanning electroche­mical microscopy); electrochemical robotics und combinatorial electrochemistry; Modified electrodes for biosensors, DNA assays; local visualization of electrochemical activity on surfaces with applications in corrosion, material chemistry, electrocatalyst development; fuel cells, biofuel cells, Li batteries, photo­electrochemistry; carbon nanotubes as electrode materials; Electrochemical deposition of catalyst nanoparticles; Noble-metal free electrocatalysts