Roland A. Fischer

Prof. Roland A. Fischer

Name: Roland Augustinus Fischer

Date of birth: 27.08.1961

Place of birth: Rosenheim

Family status: married to Ursula Fischer

Children: Frank (*1987), Julius (*1988), Konrad (*1991) and Susanne (*1993)


Education

1981-1986
Study of Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.) at Technical University of Munich (TUM).
1989Promotion, Dr. rer. nat.; Mentor: Prof. W. A. Herrmann, TUM: "Contributions to the Coordination Chemistry of Alkynes at Rhenium: Synthesis, Structures and Reactivity."
1989-1990Post-Doc with Prof. H. D. Kaesz, University of California, Los Angeles: "MOCVD of Pt- and Cu thin films."
1995Habilitation, Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Chemistry) at TUM: "Transition Metal subtituted Alanes, Gallanes and Indanes: Synthesis, Reactivity, Structures: molecular sources for Chemical Vapour Deposition of binary intermetallic phases."

Selected Functions in Research

1997-1999Co-chair German American Frontiers of Science Symposia.
2000-2012Board of DFG Research Centre 558, “Metal Support Interaction in Heterogeneous Catalysis”; Vice Speaker 2009 – 2012.
2001-2007Initiator and Coordinator, DFG Priority Program 1119 „CVD-Materials“.
2001-2013Board of EUROCVD Conferences and Organizer of EUROCVD-XV (2005, Bochum).
2006-2009Co-chair of EU STREP “SURMOF” (6th FP).
since 2006Board of Trustees of the Chemical Industry Fund, Germany.
2006-2009Speaker, Ruhr University Research School (Excellence Initiative, GSC 98/I).
2007-2015Advisory Board, International Graduate School of Science & Engineering (IGSSE, TUM).
2008-2014Board of DFG Priority Program 1362 “Metal-Organic Frameworks”.
2009-2013Coordinator, EU Marie Curie ITN “ENHANCE”
since 2010Visiting Professor at iCeMS Kyoto (http://www.icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp).
since 2011Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay (http://www.chem.iitb.ac.in/people/Faculty).
2012-2015 Speaker, Ruhr University Research School Plus (Excellence Initiative, GSC 98/II).
2012-2016Member, DFG Senate Commission on Collaborative Research Centers.
2015-2018
Coordinator, EU Marie Curie ITN “DEFNET” (Horizon 2020).
2016-2021Initiator and Coordinator, DFG Priority Program 1928 „COORNETs“.
since 2016Vice President, German Research Foundation (DFG).

Selected Functions in Academia

1996-1997
Associate Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University Heidelberg.
1997-2015
Full Professor for Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB).
since 2016Full Professor at the Chair for Inorganic and Metallorganic chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
2000-2002
Vice-Rector for Teaching Affairs at RUB (Undergraduate and Graduate Studies).
2001
Referee within the Program „Forschungsdozenturen“ of the Stifterverband.
2002
Referee within the Program „Reformstudiengänge“ of the Stifterverband.
2003-2008
Member of the Commission for International Affairs of the Germans Rector´s Conference.
2003-2004
Member of the Group of National Bologna-Promotors of DAAD.
2003-2005
Referee for ZeVA, "Begleitevaluation B/M-Reform Lehrerbildung in Lower Saxony."
2004-2012
Head of "Alfried Krupp Schülerlabor" at RUB.
2005-2008
Dean and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry & Biochemistry at RUB.
2008-2012National Jury Member Jugend Forscht
2008-2015
German National Academic Foundation, Liaison Docent.

Stipends & Awards

1981-1986
Stipend for highly gifted students of the State of Bavaria.
1984-1986
Stipend of the German National Academic Foundation.
1989
TUM-Award for outstanding dissertations (TU Munich).
1989
Study Award of the Chemical Industry Fund
1989-1990
Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
1990-1992
Liebig Fellowship of the Chemical Industry Fund.
1992-1995
Habilitation Fellowship of the German Research Foundation.
1993
Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Award of the Federal Minister for Education and Research for "Chemistry and Physics of Thin Films".
1995-1997
Fellowship of the Karl-Winnacker Foundation.
1996
Alfried Krupp Award for young University Professors.
2010
JSPS guest professor at Kyoto University (Host: Susumu Kitagawa).

Editorial Activities

activ:Angewandte Chemie, Chemical Vapour Deposition
previously:Dalton Transactions, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

Publications

475 original publications, including review articles (20), excluding patents (10) h-index: 57, 15110 citations without self-citations (Web of Science, status: Oct 17th, 2017). Researcher ID: B-4042-2011