Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen
Professor Stefanie Dehnen received the Alfred-Stock-Gedächtnispreis 2020 for her work in the field of Zintl/Cluster chemistry.
Professor Stefanie Dehnen obtained her diploma in 1993 and her doctoral degree in 1996 from the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) under the supervision of Dieter Fenske on experimental and theoretical investigations of copper sulfide and selenide clusters. After a postdoctoral stay with Reinhart Ahlrichs (1997) she completed her Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry in 2004. In the same year she was awarded the Wöhler Young Scientists Award from the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh). In 2005, she received a Heisenberg Grant from German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and the State-of-Baden-Württemberg Teaching Award. Since 2006 she has been Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Philipps University of Marburg. In 2006, she also became Director and from 2012-2014, she was Executive Director of the Scientific Center of Materials Science at Philipps-Universität Marburg. In the meantime, she received offers from the Universities in Linz, Göttingen and Cologne. She is currently the chairperson of the Division for Inorganic Chemistry (Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie) at GDCh, and as of 2020, she is the Vice President of GDCh. She is an elected member and spokesperson of the Review Board (Fachkollegium) for Molecular Chemistry at DFG, Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry (ACS), and Editorial Board or Editorial Advisory Board Member of several other scientific journals. As from 2016, she has been a full member of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanity (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen) and a full member of Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz), and in 2019, she was elected full member of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), and in 2020 elected full member of Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences. In 2018, she was awarded the Philipps-Universität Marburg Award for Support of Women in Science. In 2020, she will give the Margot-Becke-Lectureship at the University of Heidelberg, and she will be awarded the Alfred-Stock Memorial award by GDCh. As of 2019, she is the spokesperson of DFG Research Unit FOR 2824 „Amorphous Molecular Materials with Extreme Non-Linear Optical Properties“. Her current research is focused on the synthesis and experimental as well as quantum chemical investigation of compounds with multinary, in particular multimetallic, molecular nanoarchitectures, which possess potential as innovative catalysts, white-light emitters, or battery materials.