Introducing of the Junior Research Group

Junior Research Group Leader

Dr. Jonas Warneke

Research Fellow (Head of Junior Research Group)

Technikum Analytikum
Linnéstraße 3, Room 406
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36432
Fax: +49 341 97-36399

01/2020-:  Junior Research Group Leader (Freigeist-Fellowship)
Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institut, University Leipzig (D)

01/2019-12/2019: Coming home fellowship, A.v.H. (AK Asmis)
Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institut, University Leipzig (D)

02/2018-12/2018: Postdoc
Feodor-Lynen Fellowship (A.v.H.) with J. Laskin Department of Chemistry, Purdue University (USA)

03/2016-01/2018: Postdoc
Feodor-Lynen Fellowship (A.v.H.) with J. Laskin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)

03/2015-01/2016: Scientific staff member
Institute for Applied and Physical Chemistry, University of Bremen (D)

01/2012-03/2015: Doctoral Studies in Physical Chemistry (with P. Swiderek)
Institute for Applied and Physical Chemistry, University of Bremen (D)

2009-2011: M.Sc. Material Science, University of Bremen (D)

2006-2009: B.Sc. Chemie, University of Bremen (D)

2006: Abitur, Kolleg St. Thomas, Vechta (D)

Scientific staff member

Harald Knorke

Research Fellow

Linnéstraße 2
04103 Leipzig

  • 1994 to 2001: Städtisches Gymnasium Prenzlau
  • 2001 to 2002: Military service
  • 2002 to 2009: Study in Physics at the TU Berlin
  • 2009: Diploma in Physics, topic: "Spectroscopic characterization of clusters with cationic benzene derivatives"
  • 2009 to 2013: Employed in a surveying company.
  • 2014 to 2020: Scientific staff and doctoral student at the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute at Leipzig University, topic of dissertation: "Probing Vibrational Anharmonicity of Hydrogen Bonds in Solvated Ion-Complexes by Gas-Phase Infrared Spectroscopy."
  • 2020: Currently finishing dissertation.

Dr. Markus Rohdenburg

Research Fellow

Linnéstraße 2
04103 Leipzig

  • 2004 to 2011: Secondary School Osterholz-Scharmbeck, General Qualification for University Entrance
  • 2011 to 2016: Studies in Chemistry (University of Bremen)
  • 2014: B.Sc. in Chemistry, Topic: „Vibrational Spectroscopy of Cisplatin and its Electron-Induced Decomposition“
  • 2016: M.Sc. in Chemistry, Topic: „Electron-Induced Deposition of Organometallic FEBID Precursors and Purification with Water and Ammonia“
  • 2016 to 2021: PhD Studies at the Institute for Applied and Physical Chemistry (IAPC, University of Bremen); Topic: „Novel Purification Methods for Electron-induced Deposition (FEBID)“
  • 12/2020-today: Scientific staff at the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute at Leipzig University with a focus on functional nanofabrication with layers obtained from mass-selected ions

Group assistant

Alexandra Giermann

Chemical Laboratory Technician

Technikum Analytikum
Linnéstraße 3, Room 417
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36476
Fax: +49 341 97-36399

  • 1998: Abitur and start of training to become “laboratory assistant“ at Leipzig University.
  • Since 2002: laboratory assistant at the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.
  • 2002 to 2006: Advanced training to become certified chemical technician at the institute for “Lernsysteme” Hamburg and the “Heinrich-Hertz-Berufskolleg” Düsseldorf
  • 2013 to 2015: Distance education “Laser technique“ at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 2019: Advanced training in “project management“ and “travel expense law” of Saxony.
  • March 2020 Advanced training in "Update for secretariat and assistance"
  • since May 2021, member of the extended Senate of the University of Leipzig as a non-academic staff member

Doctoral researchers

Sebastian Kawa

Research Fellow

Technikum Analytikum
Linnéstraße 3, Room 408
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36471
Fax: +49 341 97-36399

  • 2014: Abitur at “Latina August Hermann Francke” school
  • 2018: Bachelor of Science in Chemie, Leipzig University
  • since 2018: Master studies in Chemistry and Biotechnology, Leipzig University and Ohio University 
  • 2018-2019: semester abroad, Ohio University
  • Master of Science Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Leipzig, topic: "Binding Properties of Small Electrophilic Anions [B10I9]- and [B6I5]-"
  • 2020-today: Doctoral student, Leipzig University

Robert Schiewe

Research Fellow

Technikum Analytikum
Linnéstraße 3, Room 408
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36471
Fax: +49 341 97-36399

  • 2012: Abitur at Wittstock Gymnasium
  • 2017: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Leipzig
  • 2018 - 2019: Erasmus semester, Cardiff University
  • 2021: Master of Science in Chemistry, Topic: "Soft-landing of biomolecules and characterisation via photoemission electron microscopy", cooperation between Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM) and the University of Leipzig
  • 2021 - today: Doctoral student in the Research Training Group "1,2,3H", University of Leipzig


Master Theses

  • Kay Antonio Behrend, September 2022, Thema: Kontrollierte Reaktionen reaktiver molekularer Ionen aus der Gasphase in Schichten auf Oberflächen: Eine "proof of concept" Studie mit [B12I11]
  • Sebastian Kawa, September 2020, Thema: Binding Properties of Small Electrophilic Anions [B10I9] and [B6I5]
  • Robert Schiewe, September 2021, Thema: Soft-Landing von Biomolekülen auf FSAM-Oberflächen und ihre Charakterisierung via Photoemissions-Elektronen-Mikroskopie
    (Gemeinsam mit Prof. B. Abel betreutes Projekt)
  • Duc Anh Hoang, November 2021, Thema: Soft-Landing von Hexavanadat Cyclodextrin Komplexen auf verschiedenen Oberflächen

Bachelor Theses

  • Marie Schäfer, September 2022; Thema: Untersuchungen zur Reaktivität des Fragment-Ions [B12I8SCN]- in Molekülschichten
  • Myriam Wadsack, März 2021; Thema: Untersuchungen zum Fragmentierungsverhalten der Dianionen [B12X11SCN]2– (X = Cl, Br, I)

Extended lab courses

  • Florian Reßnick, Mai 2022, Thema: Ion Soft-landing unterkoordinierter kationischer Rutheniumkomplexe und ihre Stabilisierung auf Oberflächen
  • Sebastian Kawa Februar ab 2020, Thema: Investigations of Vibrational Features of the [B12Cl12(H3O)]- Ion in the Gas Phase And Theoretical Calculations of [B12X11(CnH2n)] (with X = Cl, Br, I and n = 2, 3, 4)
  • Anna Mae Vorwerk, März 2021; Thema: Kollisionsinduzierte Fragmentierung der  Dianionen [B12X11NHCHO]2- (X = Br, Cl, F).
  • Francine Horn, Juni 2021; Thema: Codeposition Experiments of Electrophilic Anions [B12I11] and the Dipeptide Leucine-Proline (LeuPro)
  • Kay Antonio Behrend, Oktober 2021, Thema: Deposition der Fragmentionen [B12I12-n] n = 1-5 und massenspektrometrische Untersuchungen der Produkte


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