Prof. Dr. Karina Morgenstern

Karina Morgenstern studied Physics and Computer Science in Bonn and Knoxville, Tennessee, obtaining her diplomas in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Her Ph.D. thesis in the field of surface science was supervised by George Comsa, FZ Jülich, and Flemming Besenbacher, Universitet Aarhus, Denmark. It was completed in 1996. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Lausanne, she finished her habilitation in the group of Karl-Heinz Rieder at the Free University in Berlin in 2002. In 2005 she became Professor of Solid State Physics (W3) at the University of Hannover. Since 2012 she is holding the Chair of Physical Chemistry I (W3) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Karina Morgenstern obtained several awards during her carrier: a fellowship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes from 1988-1993, a U.S.A.-fellowship of Akademischen Auslandsamt of the University in Bonn 1990/1, the Günther-Leibfried-Preis of the Forschungszentrums Jülich in 1997, the Hertha-Sponer-Preis of the German Physical Society in 2002 and a Heisenberg fellowship from the German Research foundation in 2003-2005.