Erhard  Kemnitz

Erhard  Kemnitz

Professor Kemnitz studied chemistry at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany) and finished it in 1973 with the diploma degree. In 1977 he received his doctoral degree at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin under the supervision of Dieter Hass with a thesis on kinetics and mechanism of solid-gas reactions. He was acquiring a Humboldt award for this thesis in 1978. After being for one year a lecturer for Chemical Engineers he returned to the Humboldt-Universität and finished his Habilitation 1986 on heterogeneous chlorine/fluorine exchange reactions. In 1988 he became an assistant professor and received a full-time tenure track in 1994, both at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He was head of the Chemistry Department of Humboldt-University from 2001 until 2004. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. His main research interests cover the synthesis and characterisation of strongly distorted nanoscopic metal fluorides for applications in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, optics, ceramics, surface coating etc. He published about 400 papers, 9 review articles, 10 books and/or book chapters, and filed 12 patents. In 2010 he founded the “nanofluor” GmbH.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany