Group Leader

Milan Kivala 2018

Prof. Dr. Milan Kivala

ResearcherID: D-2855-2012

 

Institute of Organic Chemistry

Centre for Advanced Materials
Im Neuenheimer Feld 225
69120 Heidelberg
Room 02.104

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 19823
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 54 4205

Email: milan.kivala@oci.uni-heidelberg.de

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Milan Kivala was born in Rakovník, Czech Republic. He received his M.Sc. degree in 2003 from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. In 2008 he completed his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Prof. François Diederich at ETH Zurich and after a short postdoctoral stay at the same institution, he joined in 2009 the group of Prof. Klaus Müllen at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. In 2011 he moved to the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg where he completed his Habilitation on the synthesis and study of molecular fragments of heteroatom-doped carbon allotropes under the mentorship of Prof. Rik R. Tykwinski in 2016. In 2017 he has been appointed interim Chair at the same institution.

In October 2018 he resumed his current position as a W3-Professor for Organic Chemistry at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. His research program focuses on functional π-electron systems and materials science to create unprecedented molecular entities that assemble into functional devices. The focal point of his research, is of course, organic synthesis providing the opportunity to fabricate novel molecular architectures from carefully designed precursor molecules.

Experience

  • since 2018
    Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    W3 Professorship
  • 2017 – 2018
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Lehrstuhlvertretung / Interim Professorship (W3)
  • 2013 – 2016 
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Habilitation with Prof. Dr. Rik Tykwinski
  • 2011 – 2013     
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Junior group leader
  • 2009 – 2011  
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
    Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen
  • 2008 – 2009  
    ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. François Diederich
  • 2001 – 2002  
    Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
    Visiting researcher with Prof. Dr. Krister Holmberg

Education

  • 2004 – 2008  
    ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Ph.D. with Prof. Dr. François Diederich
  • 2003                
    Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
    Diploma thesis with Prof. Dr. František Liška
  • 1998 – 2003  
    Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
    Undergraduate studies in chemistry

Awards and fellowships

  • 2017 
    Emmy-Noether-Habilitationspreis des Universitätsbundes Erlangen-Nürnberg e.V.
    Forschungspreis der Dr. Otto Röhm Gedächtnisstiftung
  • 2014    
    EAM Starting Grant, Cluster of Excellence EAM (FAU)
    Junior Scientist Participation Program Fellowship, 49th Bürgenstock Conference
  • 2012    
    Fonds der Chemischen Industrie Grant
  • 2011    
    Dr. Hertha and Helmut Schmauser Foundation Grant
  • 2010    
    Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 2009    
    Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship
    ETH Medal for the most outstanding Ph.D. Thesis
  • 2003  
    Honor Award of Josef Hlávka
    President of the Institute of Chemical Technology Award for the best graduate of the class of 2003
  • 2001    
    Hlávka Foundation Fellowship
    Erasmus Fellowship

Affiliations

  • German Chemical Society
  • Swiss Chemical Society

Other Memberships

  • Principle Investigator in SFB 953 ‘Synthetic Carbon Allotropes’
  • Solar Technologies Go Hybrid (Free State of Bavaria Initiative)

 

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