Dr. Philipp Gruene

    • Academic Qualifications:
      • Research associate, Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin(Since Jan 2006)
      • Research project: titania doped vanadium oxide catalystsSupervisor: Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl
        (Since June 2009)
      • Ph.D. thesis:
        “Structure and Reactivity of Clusters of the Late Transition Metals”Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer,
        Prof. Dr. Drs. h. c. Helmut Schwarz
        (Jan 2006-Feb 2009)
        Use of combination of mass spectrometry (laser vaporization TOF-MS) with various spectroscopic techniques (FT-IR, IR, UV-Vis); new molecular-beam setup has been designed, constructed, assembled, and characterized;

Continuous research stays (~6 times per year for ~2 weeks) at the FOMInstitute for Plasma Physics Rhijnhuizen, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Overall grade: with distinction (summa cum laude)

    • Education:
        • Studies in chemistry, Technische Universität Berlin    (April 2000-Dec 2005)
          • Main courses: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and theoretical chemistry
          • Degree: Diplom-Chemiker, overall grade: with distinction (1.05)(Dec 2005)
          • Diploma thesis: “Ligand and Solvent Effects in Gas Phase Reactions of Metal Complexes”Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Drs. h. c. Helmut Schwarz Grade: 1.0 (very good)
            (June 2005-Dec 2005)
          • Research stay in the group of Prof. Maurizio Speranza
            University of Rome “La Sapienza”(Oct 2003-March 2004)
          • Intermediate examination (Vordiplom)
            Grade: 1.0 (very good)(March 2002)

      scale from 1.0 – 5.0 with 1.0 = very good and 5.0 = failed

    • Civil National Service:
      • Educational work with young challanged persons at the Loic Francis Lee Association, Capena, Italy(Dec 1998-March 2000)
    • School:
      • Abitur (equivalent to A levels / high school diploma) from the städtische Gymnasium, Haan, Germany
        overall grade: 1.6(June 1998)
      • High school studies at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Carbondale, USA(Aug 1995-July 1996)
    • Scholarships and Awards:
      • Klaus-Koch Award of the Technische Universität Berlin for outstanding course achievements(Dec 2001)
      • Scholarship holder of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”(Oct 2002-Dec 2005)
      • Travel scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”(Oct 2003-March 2004)
      • Fellow of the International Max-Planck Research School Complex Surfaces in Material Science(Jan 2006-Feb2009)
      • Travel scholarship of the Karl-Ziegler-Foundation(March 2008)
    • Work, Organization, and Industry Experience:
      • Working student at the Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany(July 1998-Sept 1998)
      • Tutor for the university lecture “Mathmatics for chemists III”(April 2002-Sept 2002)
      • Tutor for the university lecture “Mathmatics for chemists I”(Oct 2002-March 2003)
      • Student assistant in the research group of Prof. Dr. Drs. h. c. Helmut Schwarz (organic synthesis and use of modern mass spectrometric techniques: ESI, EI/CI, quadrupole, FT-ICR, MS/MS)(April 2003-Dec 2005)
      • Member of the organization committee of the confrerence “1st IMPRS Workshop on Surface Science”, Ringberg Castle, Germany(Aug 2006-Feb 2007)
      • Participant of the 115th International BASF Summer Course, Ludwigshafen, Germany(July 2008)
    • Publications and Conference Contributions:
      • 22 contributions at 15 conferences in Germany and Europe including 3 oral presentations
      • Referee for Journal of Chemical Physics
  • List of Publications:
      • Journal Articles:
        • Gruene, P; Belova, A.G; Yegulalp, T.M; Farrauto, R.J; Castaldi, M.J, “Dispersed Calcium Oxide as a Reversible and Efficient CO2-Sorbent  at  Intermediate Temperatures” , Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50(7): 4042-4049 (Abstract)
        • (15) Nature of Ar bonding to small Con+ clusters and its effect on thestructure determination by far-infrared absorption spectroscopy
          R. Gehrke, P. Gruene, A. Fielicke, G. Meijer K. Reuter
          J. Chem. Phys. 2009, 130, 034306.
        • (14) The Structures of Silicon Cluster Cations in the Gas PhaseJ. T. Lyon, P. Gruene, A. Fielicke, G. Meijer, E. Janssens, P. Claes, P. Lievens
          JACS 2009, 131, 1115.
        • (13) Fluxionality and σ-Aromaticity in Small Yttrium-Doped Gold ClustersL. Lin, T. Höltzl, P. Gruene, P. Claes, G. Meijer, A. Fielicke, P. Lievens, M. T. Nguyen
          ChemPhysChem 2008, 9, 2471.
        • (12) The adsorption of CO on transition metal clusters: A case study ofcluster surface chemistry
          A. Fielicke, P. Gruene, G. Meijer, D. M. Rayner
          Surf. Sci. 2008, accepted for publication.
        • (11) The Adsorption of CO on Group 10 (Ni, Pd, Pt) Transition Metal ClustersP. Gruene, A. Fielicke, G. Meijer, D. M. Rayner
          PCCP 2008, 10, 6144.
        • (10) Structures of Neutral Au7, Au19, and Au20 Clusters in the Gas PhaseP. Gruene, D. M. Rayner, B. Redlich, A. F. g. van der Meer, J. T. Lyon, G. Meijer, A. Fielicke
          Science 2008, 321, 674.
        • (9) Molecular Adsorption of H2 on small Nickel ClustersI. Swart, P. Gruene, A. Fielicke, G. Meijer, B. M. Weckhuysen, F. M. F. de Groot
          PCCP 2008, 10, 5743.
        • (8) Enantioselective Nickel-mediated gas-phase hydrogenation of ketonesF. Novara, P. Gruene, D. Schröder, H. Schwarz
          Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 5957.
        • (7) Tuning the Geometrical Structure by Doping Silicon ClustersP. Gruene, A. Fielicke, G. Meijer, E. Janssens, V. T. Ngan , M. T. Nguyen, P. Lievens
          ChemPhysChem 2008, 9, 703.
        • (6) H2 Adsorption on 3d Transition Metal Clusters: a Combined InfraredSpectroscopy and Density Functional Study
          I. Swart, F. M. F. de Groot, B. M. Weckhuysen, P. Gruene, G. Meijer, A. Fielicke
          J. Phys. Chem. A 2008, 112, 1139.
        • (5) Experimental Study on the Structure of Tantalum cluster cations in theGas Phase
          P. Gruene, G. Meijer, A. Fielicke
          J. Chem. Phys. 2007, 127, 234307.
        • (4) Argon physisorption as structural probe for endohedrally doped siliconclusters
          E. Janssens, P. Gruene, G. Meijer, L. Wöste, P. Lievens, A. Fielicke
          Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007, 99, 063401.
        • (3) The unexpected gas-phase reactivity of the CH3OH adduct of Michler’shydrol blue: Proton-shuttle catalysis, stepwise radical expulsion, and inapplicability of the kinetic method
          D. Schröder, J. Roithová, P. Gruene, H. Schwarz, K. Koszinowski, H. Mayr
          J. Phys. Chem A 2007, 111, 8925.
        • (2) Solvent- and Ligand Effects on the Structure of Iron-halide Cations inthe Gas Phase
          P. Gruene, C. Trage, D. Schröder, H. Schwarz
          Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 4546.
        • (1) Probing the structure of the toluene dication by means of reactivitystudies
          J. Roithová, P. Gruene, D. Schröder, H. Schwarz
          J. Phys. Chem. A 2006, 110, 2970.
    • Book Articles:
      • (3) New tools for structure elucidation in the gas phase: IR spectroscopy ofbare and doped silicon nanoparticles
        P. Gruene, J. T. Lyon, G. Meijer, P. Lievens, A. Fielicke
        -in: Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences. Advances in Nanotechnology, Materials and Devices (Vol.3); Ed. Bruno Pignataro, Wiley 2009;
      • (2) Vibrational spectroscopy of strongly bound clustersP. Gruene, J. T. Lyon, A. Fielicke
        -in: Handbook of Nanophysics; Ed. Klaus Sattler, Taylor & Francis 2009,
      • (1) Endohedrally Doped Silicon ClustersN. Veldeman, P. Gruene, A. Fielicke, P. Claes, V. T. Ngan, M. T. Nguyen, P. Lievens
        -in: Handbook of Nanophysics; Ed. Klaus Sattler, Taylor & Francis 2009,

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