Prof. Dr. Robert Francke

Team Leader
Phone: +49-(0)381-1281-306
Fax: +49 (0) 381 1281 5000

Research interests

  • Electrosynthesis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Electrochemical energy storage and conversion

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2022: Full professor at Rostock University and Heisenberg Fellow
  • Since 2021: Head of the Department "Electrochemistry & Catalysis" at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock
  • 2020: Habilitation at Rostock University
  • 2015-2020: Liebig Fellow (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)
  • Since 2014: Head of the Electrochemistry Group at Rostock University (Department of Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry Division)
  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. R. D. Little at University of California Santa Barbara (USA); Feodor Lynen Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • 2009-2012: PhD student in the group of Prof. S. R. Waldvogel (Mainz University); Title of thesis: “Highly Fluorinated Materials for Energy Storage Electrolytes - From Synthesis to Application”
  • 2007/2008: Visiting Scientist at Alicante University (Spain) with Prof. J. M. Feliu
  • 2003-2008: Studies in chemistry at Bonn University