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Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana, MBA






Institute of Physical Chemistry
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Tammannstrasse 6, Raum 345
D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)551 39 12753
Fax +49 (0)551 39 12709
E-mail: pvana@uni-goettingen.de





Curriculum vitae

Date and place of birth: 10. Feb. 1971, Vienna, Austria


Affiliations

since April 2015 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

April 2014 – March 2015 Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

since April 2010 Full Professor (W3) for Macromolecular Chemistry at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Sep. 2008 - March 2010 Heisenberg-Professor (W2) for Functional Polymers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

May 2006 - Aug. 2008 Independent Senior Research Associate (self-employment within the frame of a DFG-funded research grant) Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

November 2005 One-month research stay at the Institute for Chemical Research of the Kyoto University, Uji, Japan. Research Group: Prof. Takeshi Fukuda

April 2003 – April 2006 Senior Research Associate, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. Research Group: Prof. Michael Buback

March 2001 – March 2003 Research Fellow, (Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund), Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Research Group: Prof. Thomas P. Davis

July 1996 – Feb. 2001 Research Associate, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria. Research Group: Prof. Oskar. F. Olaj

Sep. 1999 – April 2000 Military Service in the Austrian Army, Computer Specialist, National Defence Academy, Vienna, Austria

July 1995 – June 1996 Junior Research Associate, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria.



Education

February 2008 Privatdozent, venia legendi for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen. Thesis: 'The RAFT Polymerization: From Kinetics to Complex Macromolecular Architecture'

March 2003 Master of Business Administration (MBA), for General Management, Danube University Krems, Austria

February 2000 Diplomierter Wirtschaftstechniker, postgraduate studies of Economics and Law at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria

May 1999 Doktor rer. nat., (equiv. to PhD), graduation with first class honours. Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria. Thesis: ‘The termination rate coefficient of free radical polymerization and its chain-length dependence’. Supervisor: Prof. O. F. Olaj

July 1996 Magister rer. nat., (equiv. to MSc), graduation with first class honours. Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria. Thesis: ‘The influence of carbon tetrachloride on the polymerization of styrene – stationary and pseudostationary investigations’. Supervisor: Prof. O. F. Olaj

1996 2. Diploma examination in Chemistry, with first class honours. University of Vienna, Austria

1993 1. Diploma examination in Chemistry, with first class honours. University of Vienna, Austria




Prizes, Fellowships, and Declined Offers

2010 Offer for Full Professor (W3) of Technical Chemistry of Polymers at the University of Leipzig / The Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification (declined)

2010 Offer for Full Professor (W3) of Technical Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen (declined)

2008 Karl-Winnacker Fellowship of the Aventis Foundation

2008 Heisenberg-Professorship (DFG) for Functional Polymers

2006 'Reisestipendium' of the 'Reimund-Stadler-Stiftung' of the Macromolecular Division of the 'Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker' (GDCh)

2005 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2003 Promotion Award of the 'Dr.-Otto-Röhm Gedächtnisstiftung'

2001 - 2003 Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund




Editorial Service
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the 'Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics' journal
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the 'Macromolecular Theory and Simulations' journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the 'Polymers' Open Access journal



Affiliations
  • American Chemical Society
  • Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie
  • DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Subcommittee of the IUPAC Macromolecular Division on "Modelling of Polymerization Kinetics and Processes"
    Task group leader: 'Towards a Holistic Mechanistic Model for Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerizations: Dithiobenzoates as Mediating Agents'
    Task group member: 'Critically evaluated termination rate coefficients for free radical polymerisation'





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