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Dr. rer. nat. habil. Martin Prechtl, FRSC

Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon

Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo Interdisciplinar

Av. Rovisco Pais 1

1049-001 Lisboa



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Short summary of activities by Martin Prechtl:


Research Activities in Catalysis:


Since 2021 Integrated Member, CQE, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, PT

2017-2020  Associate PI, CQE, IST, Lisbon, Portugal

2010-2020  PI, Dept. Chem., Univ. of Cologne (UzK), Cologne, DE

2010           Guest scientist, Dept. Chem. HU Berlin, Berlin, DE

2007-2010  Postdoc with Prof. J. Dupont, Inst. Chem. UFRGS, Porto Alegre, BR

2004-2007  PhD student with Prof. W. Leitner,Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (MPI KoFo), Mülheim/Ruhr, DE

2003-2004  Diploma thesis with Prof. H.-J. Altenbach, Dept. Chem., BU Wuppertal, Wuppertal, DE

2002-2003  Research studies with Prof. Comasseto  and Prof. O. A. El Seoud, Inst. Chem. Univ. Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR

Teaching Activities (Lectureship, docentship, professorship):


Since 2021 Courses on Homogeneous Catalysis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, PT (Investigador Agregado/Priv.-Doz.))

2018-2020  Courses on Catalysis, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Roskilde University, DK (Full Professor)

2016           Course on Catalysis, Univ. Brasilia, Brasilia, BR (Guest Professor)   

2012           Course on Catalysis, Univ. Sydney, AU (Visiting Professor)

2011-2018  Courses on Inorganic / General Chem. and Catalysis, UzK, Cologne, DE (Habilitand/Privatdozent)

                   Bachelor, Master and PhD thesis supervision and examination.

2003-2004  Lab courses for Organic Chemistry, Dept. Chem., BU Wuppertal, Wuppertal, DE (Teaching Assistant)


2017-2021  Portuguese Habilitation in Chemistry (Título de Agregado), IST, PT

2010-2015  German Habilitation, Privatdozent with Venia Legendi  (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Inorg. Chem., UzK, DE

2004-2007  PhD studies (Dr. rer. nat.), RWTH Aachen and MPI KoFo, DE

1999-2004  Diploma degree course in Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.), Bergische University Wuppertal, DE

Selected Awards:

2016          FRSC, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK

2015          Heisenberg Fellow, DFG, DE

2009          NRW Returnee Award, MIWF NRW, DE

2007          Humdboldt Fellow, AvH, DE


Theses supervision:

B. Sc. Simona Vallazza (2016)

B. Sc. Christopher Paasch (2017)

B. Sc. Sebastian Jacob (2018)

B. Sc. Paul Planer (2018-2019)


Dipl.-Chem. Roland Schillberg (2011)

Dipl.-Chem. Jong-Hoo Choi (2012)

Dipl.-Chem. Christian Gedig (2015)

Dipl.-Chem. Silas Robke (2015)


M. Sc. Stephan Dohmen (2013)

M. Sc. Patricia Wand (2013)

M. Sc. Markus Barton (2014)

M. Sc. Leo Heim (2014)

M. Sc. Maria Hentschel (2014)

M. Sc. Hannelore Konnerth (2014)

M. Sc. Martin Scott (2014)

M. Sc. Andreas Weilhard (2014)

M. Ed. Benedikt Sluyterman v. Langeweyde (2017)

M. Sc. André Thesing (2018)

M. Sc. Jennifer Riethmüller (2018-2019)

M. Sc. Manuel Carmona Pichardo (2018-2019)

M. Sc. Marcus Fetzer (2019-2020)


Dr. Sebastian Sahler (2011-2014)

Dr. Michael Keßler (2011-2014)

Dr. Jong-Hoo Choi (2012-2015)

Dr. Hannelore Konnerth (2014-2017)

Dr. Leo Heim (2014-2017)


Graduate guest scientists:

Dr. Dominic Van der Waals (2015-2016, postdoc)

M. Sc. Si Liu (2017-2018/CSC)

B. Sc. Jessica E. Armstrong (2017-2018, Fulbright PhD student)

M. Sc. Jürjen Cazemier (2018-2019)

Dr. Ghazal Tavakoli (2018-2020, AvH)

Prof. Dr. Bráulio Barros (2019-2020, CAPES)

Prof. Dr. Kevin C.-W. Wu (2018-2019, AvH)


Short term guest scientists:

M. Sc. Pedro Migowski (2012)

Prof. Dr. Jason Hallett (2015/AvH)

B. Sc. Jessica E. Armstrong (2016/DAAD)

Prof. Dr. Paulo Suarez (2017/AvH)

Prof. Dr. Bráulio Barros (2017/AvH)

Allyson Dixon (2017/DAAD)

Jack Barr (2017/DAAD)

M. Sc. Janne Naapuri (2017/DAAD-ppp)

Prof. Dr. Jan Deskka (2017/DAAD-ppp)

Bradley Thomas (2017/DAAD)

M. Sc. Goncalo Tiago (2018/FCT)

Jyun Yi Yeh (2018/MOST)

B. Sc. Gabriel Hemmer (2018)

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Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo Interdisciplinar

Av. Rovisco Pais 1

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