Lotsch Research Group - Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Bettina V. Lotsch

Nanochemistry Department
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Heisenbergstr. 1
70569 Stuttgart

Room: 6B02
Phone: +49 (0)711 689-1610
Email: b.lotsch@fkf.mpg.de
Web: https://www.fkf.mpg.de/lotsch


Chemistry Department
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Butenandtstr. 5-13 (Haus D)
81377 München

Room: D2.084 
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-77429
Fax: +49 (0)89 2180-77806
Email: bettina.lotsch@cup.uni-muenchen.de



10/2020 – Honorary Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Stuttgart
08/2017 – Honorary Professor, Chemistry Department, LMU Munich
01/2017 – Director, Nanochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
08/2011 – 12/2016 Independent group leader, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
02/2009 – 01/2017 Associate professor (tenure 2014), Chemistry Department, LMU Munich 



2007 – 2008 Postdoc, University of Toronto, Canada (with Prof. G. A. Ozin)
2006 PhD in Chemistry (summa cum laude), University of Munich (LMU), Germany
2002 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
1999 – 2000 Visiting Student, University of Oxford, Balliol College



2023 Baker Lecture, Cornell University, USA
2023 Highly Cited Researcher, Web of Science (Clarivate)
2023 Materials Lectureship Award, University of Warwick, UK
2022 Sheikh Saqr Materials Lecture 2022, JNCASR Bangalore, India
2022 Chini Memorial Award Lecture, Società Chimica Italiana, Divisione de Chimica Inorganica
2021 Elected Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (Landesakademie Baden-Württemberg)
2021 Haworth Lecture, University of Birmingham, UK
2021 CNR Rao Award Lecture (online), Chemical Research Society of India
2017 EU-40 Materials Prize, European Materials Research Society (EMRS)
2015 & 2016 Selected as “Young Elite - the Top 40 under 40 in Economy, Politics, and Society” by CAPITAL
2014 ERC Starting Grant
2014 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2008 Fast Track Scholarship, Robert Bosch Foundation
2007 E.ON Culture Prize
2007 Feodor Lynen Postdoc Scholarship (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation)
2007 Dissertation Award (Stiftungspreis), LMU Munich
2006 Selected participant of the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany
2004 PhD scholarship, German National Academic Foundation
2004 Participant in the BRIGHT Students’ Conference of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) in Leiden
2003 PhD scholarship, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
2002 Faculty Prize (best diploma)
2000 Herbert-Marcinek Prize (best preliminary diploma)
1997 Scholarship of the Stiftung Maximilianeum (Bavarian foundation for highly gifted students)
1997 Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung d. Dt. Volkes)



2023 – Advisory Board Member, QuantumBW
2023 – Advisory Board Member, SFB 1452 CLINT - Catalysis at Liquid Interfaces, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2022 – Advisory Committee, INN Demokritos, Athens, Greek
2019 – 2021 Jury Member, Rei Jaume I Awards, Generalitat Valenciana, Spain
2019 – Scientific Advisory Board, ICMol, University of Valencia, Spain
2018 – 2024 Professorial Committee, IST Austria
2014 – 2020 Scientific Advisory Board, EPSRC Doctoral Training Center Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC), University of Cambridge, UK
2014 – 2020 Scientific Selection Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2013 – 2022 Editorial Board Member, The Annual Review of Materials Research, Annual Reviews



Number of published papers: >250; Total citations: 23118; h-index: 79 (Google Scholar, 02/2024)