Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer

Vice Dean - Professor
Lehrstuhlinhaber - Anorganische Chemie nachhaltiger Prozesse
Dean of Research - Professor
Office Address:
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn
Office hours:

Office hours by appointment by mail

About Matthias Bauer

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2018: Dean of Reseach of the Faculty of Science

Since 2017: Full Professor at the University of Paderborn

2017: Offer for full professor at the Saarland University (declined)

2013 - 2017: Associate Professor at the University of Paderborn

2011 - 2013: Carl-Zeiss assistant professor at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern

2010 - 2011: Head of the division 'Modern spectroscopic methods' at KIT (Karlsruhe)

2009: Postdoc in Stuttgart and at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, Grenoble, France)

2004 - 2008: Docotorate with Prof. Dr. Bertagnolli (University of Stuttgart)

2003: Diploma thesis with Prof. Dr. Bertagnolli (University of Stuttgart)

1998 - 2003: Studies of Chemistry in Stuttgart, Berlin and Edinburgh


Research Interests

  • Röntgenspektroskopie
  • Heterogene Katalyse
  • Moderne Energiespeichermaterialien
  • Photoaktive Metallkomplexe


Selected Publications

Ultrafast two-colour X-ray emission spectroscopy reveals excited state landscape in a base metal dyad

M. Nowakowski, M. Huber-Gedert, H. Elgabarty, J. Kubicki, A. Kertem, N. Lindner, D. Khakhulin, F.A. Lima, T.-K. Choi, M. Biednov, N. Piergies, P. Zalden, K. Kubicek, A. Rodriguez-Fernandez, M.A. Salem, T. Kühne, W. Gawelda, M. Bauer, Arxiv (2023).

Distinct photodynamics of κ-N and κ-C pseudoisomeric iron(<scp>ii</scp>) complexes

P. Dierks, A. Kruse, O.S. Bokareva, M.J. Al-Marri, J. Kalmbach, M. Baltrun, A. Neuba, R. Schoch, S. Hohloch, K. Heinze, M. Seitz, O. Kühn, S. Lochbrunner, M. Bauer, Chemical Communications 57 (2021) 6640–6643.

Hard X-ray-based techniques for structural investigations of CO<sub>2</sub> methanation catalysts prepared by MOF decomposition

N. Prinz, L. Schwensow, S. Strübbe, A. Jentys, M. Bauer, W. Kleist, M. Zobel, Nanoscale 12 (2020) 15800–15813.

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Current Courses

  • Synchrotron Techniques for Materials Science
  • Seminar Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten Anorganische Chemie (AK Bauer)
  • Grundlagen Anorganische Chemie ::BA-LA
  • Chemie der Elemente I
  • Anorganische Chemie für CIW

Scientific Engagement

Since 2021  |  Member of the peer review panels for beamtime at DIAMOND (UK) and CHESS (US)

Since 2020  |  Member of the DFG Review Board: Physical Chemistry of Solids and Surfaces, Material Characterisation

2019  |  Founding member of the 'Center for Sustainable Systems Design'

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