Group Leader

Prof. Stefan Hecht, Ph.D.
born 1974

Chair of Organic Chemistry and Functional Materials
Department of Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Room: 3'104
Tel: +49 (0)30 2093-7365
Email: sh    chemie.hu-berlin.de
Prof. Stefan Hecht, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2001 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
1997 Diplom in Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
1992 Abitur, Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany

Professional Experience

Since Oct 2006 Full Professor (W3) and
Chair of Organic Chemistry & Functional Materials
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2005 - 2006 Associate Professor (Group Leader) in Organic Polymer and Materials Chemistry
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Lecturer at the Universität Dortmund, Germany
2001 - 2004 Assistant Professor (Young Investigator) in Organic Polymer and Materials Chemistry
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Habilitation June 2006, Mentor: Prof. A. D. Schlüter (since 2004 at ETH Zürich)
1997 - 2001 Ph.D. research in Organic Polymer Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet
1992 - 1997 Diplom studies and research in Organic Photochemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Thesis Advisor: Prof. William G. Dauben (UC Berkeley, 09/1995 - 09/1996)
Research Mentor: Prof. Jürgen Bendig (HU Berlin)

Honors and Distinctions

2013 BASF Lectureship by the Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
2012 Starting Grant (Consolidator Phase) of the European Research Council (ERC)
2010 Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Prize 2010 for Chemistry
2010 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2007 Thieme Journal Award
2005 ADUC Young Investigator Award of the German Chemical Society
2004 Top 100 Young Innovator Award of MIT’s Technology Review
2001 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
1994–1997 Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
1993 Jugend Forscht Young Chemist Award (federal, regional & environmental prize)
1991 Jugend Forscht Young Chemist Award (regional prize)

Scientific Affiliations

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Founding Member of the Integrative Research Institute for the Science (IRIS) Adlershof

Current Professional Functions

Member of the Academic Council of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 
Member of the Council of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Member of the Commission for the Investigation of Academic Irregularities of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Member of the executive board of Humboldt-Universitäts-Gesellschaft (HUG)
Member of the executive board of Advanced Science
Mentor (Vertrauensdozent) of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes