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Professur Elektrochemische Sensorik und Energiespeicherung
Prof. Dr. Karin Leistner

Prof. Dr. Karin Leistner

Photo: Jacob Müller


ORCID: 0000-0002-8049-4877

Education and professional career

since 15.05.2021 University Professor for Electrochemical Sensing and Energy Storage at the Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

06/2017-05/2021 Research group leader of the “Nanoscale Electrodeposition and Magneto-ionics” group at the Institute for Metallic Materials (IMW) of the Leibniz-Institute of Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden, Germany

2010-2017 Scientist in the “Chemical Materials Synthesis” group (DFG Eigene Stelle) at the IFW Dresden, Germany

01-06/2016 Visiting scientist in the Kavanagh group, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

2007-2010 Post-doc at the IMW, Electrodeposition of magnetic nanowires and alloy films, IFW Dresden, Germany

2004-2007 PhD in Materials Science (Degree Dr.-Ing., “summa cum laude“) on “Hard magnetic FePt films prepared by electrochemical deposition for microelectromechanical systems”, TU Dresden, Germany

1998-2004 Study of Materials Science, TU Dresden (Degree Dipl.-Ing.) and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France

1998 Abitur, Carl-von-Bach-Gymnasium Stollberg, Sachsen, Germany

1995-1996 Exchange year at Grand Centre High School, Grand Centre, Alberta, Canada

Invited talks/Grants/Awards

11/2023 ERC Consolidator Grant ACTIONS

2017/18 Mentee of the Leibniz Mentoring Program

2014 Research Price of the Institute for Metallic Materials, IFW Dresden

2008 „Deutsche-Bank-Nachwuchspreis“ of the IFW Dresden 2007

2005-2007 Grant for EU Marie Curie Courses Micro and Nano Deposition

> 35 invited talks (incl. ECS and ISE meetings, MMM-Intermag, DPG Spring meeting, IEEE Nano)

Conference Organisation

2023 Program Co-Chair 68. MMM Conference, Dallas, USA

2022 Program Subcomittee Team Lead for MMM 2022, Topic Magnetoelectronic Materials and Phenomena

2019/2020 Organizer of the 712. Heraeus Seminar Energy efficient magnetoelectric materials by ionic approaches, 01/2020, Bad Honnef, Germany

2018/19 Program committee member (Structured Materials), Session Chair (Multi-layered Films) Joint MMM/Intermag 2019, Washington, USA

2018 Chair of the Magnetic Materials Processes and Devices symposium at AiMES (Electrochemical Society) 2018, Cancun, Mexico

2017/18 Organizer of the Symposium Voltage Control of Functional Interfaces at the German Physical Society Spring Meeting 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Reviewing activities

Reviewer for Nature Comm., Adv. Mater., Science Advances, Small, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf., Nanoscale, Electrochim. Acta, Phys. Rev. B.; Reviewer for the CNRS (France); Remote reviewer for the Consolidator Grant 2019 call of the ERC, CNRS, France, U.S Department of Energy