Prof. Dr. Michael Gottfried

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Department of Chemistry

Hans-Meerwein-Straße, 35032 Marburg
Phone: +49 6421 28-22541
Fax: +49 6421 28-22542


Surface and interface chemistry, metal/organic interfaces, model catalysis, organic and organometallic thin films, on-surface synthesis, surface coordination chemistry, photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, nanojoule calorimetry

University Education

2009 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Physical Chemistry, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, “Surface Chemistry of Porphyrins and other Complex Adsorbate Systems”
2003 Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Dissertation on “CO Oxidation over Gold: Adsorption and Reaction of Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide on a Au(110) Surface”, thesis advisor: Prof. K. Christmann
1999 Diploma degree in Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.), FU Berlin, supervisor: Prof. K. Christmann
1990-98 Studies in Chemistry and Physics at Technische Universität Darmstadt, University of St. Andrews, FU Berlin

Professional Experience

2011- Professor (W2) for Physical Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2009-11 Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2009 Visiting Scientist, National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
2005, 2008 Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
2004-11 Group Leader, Surface Spectroscopy, Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
(Prof. H.-P. Steinrück), Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2003-04 Postdoc, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (Prof. C. T. Campbell)
1999-03 Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, FU Berlin (Prof. K. Christmann)

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2019 Guest Editor, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
2017- Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Physics: Condensed
2016 SCS Lectureship of the Swiss Chemical Society
2014 Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Collaboration Award
2012-19 Member of the Scientific Selection Panel, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin / BESSY
2012-14 Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Surface Science
2012 Visiting Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010 Emmy-Noether Habilitation Prize of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2009-10 Symposium Organizer, 6th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, July 4-10, 2010, New Mexico, USA
2005, 2009 Travel fellowships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2008 Guest Editor, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie (Special Issue K. Christmann)
2004 Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Selected Publications

  1. F. Bebensee, M. Schmid, H.-P. Steinrück, C. T. Campbell, J. M. Gottfried, Towards Well-Defined Metal-Polymer Interfaces: Temperature-Controlled Suppression of Subsurface Diffusion and Reaction at the Ca / P3HT Interface, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 12163 (2010).
  2. Hieringer, K. Flechtner, A. Kretschmann, K. Seufert, W. Auwärter, J. V. Barth, A. Görling, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried, The Surface Trans Effect: Influence of Axial Ligands on the Surface Chemical Bonds of Adsorbed Metalloporphyrins, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 6206 (2011).
  3. Q. T. Fan, C. Wang, Y. Han, J. Zhu, W. Hieringer, J. Kuttner, G. Hilt, J. M. Gottfried, Surface-assisted organic synthesis of hyperbenzene nanotroughs, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 4668 (2013).
  4. Shang, Y. F. Wang, M. Chen, J. X. Dai, X. Zhou, J. Kuttner, G. Hilt, X. Shao, J. M. Gottfried, K. Wu, Assembling Molecular Sierpinski Triangle Fractals, Nature Chem. 7, 389 (2015).
  5. M. Chen, J. Shang, Y. Wang, K. Wu, J. Kuttner, G. Hilt, W. Hieringer, J. M. Gottfried, On-Surface Synthesis and Characterization of Honeycombene Oligophenylene Macrocycles, ACS Nano 11, 134 (2017).
  6. Q. T. Fan, S. Werner, J. Tschakert, D. Ebeling, A. Schirmeisen, G. Hilt, W. Hieringer, J. M. Gottfried, Precise Mono-Selective Aromatic C-H Bond Activation by Chemisorption of Meta-Aryne on a Metal Surface, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 7526 (2018).
  7. B. P. Klein, N. van der Heijden, S. R. Kachel, M. Franke, C. K. Krug, K. K. Greulich, L. Ruppenthal, P. Müller, P. Rosenow, S. Parhizkar, F. C. Bocquet, M. Schmid, W. Hieringer, R. J. Maurer, R. Tonner, C. Kumpf, I. Swart, J. M. Gottfried, Molecular Topology and the Surface Chemical Bond: Alternant vs. Non-Alternant Aromatic Systems as Functional Structural Elements, Phys. Rev. X 9, 011030 (2019).
  8. Q. T. Fan, D. Martin-Jimenez, D. Ebeling, C. K. Krug, L. Brechmann, C. Kohlmeyer, G. Hilt, W. Hieringer, A. Schirmeisen, J. M. Gottfried, Nanoribbons with Non-Alternant Topology from Fusion of Polyazulene: Carbon Allotropes Beyond Graphene, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 17713 (2019) – highlighted in Nature 575 (2019), DOI:10.1038/d41586-019-03260-6).
  9. Q. T. Fan, J.-N. Luy, M. Liebold, K. Greulich, M. Zugermeier, J. Sundermeyer, R. Tonner, J. M. Gottfried, Template-Controlled On-Surface Synthesis of a Lanthanide Super-naphthalocyanine and its Open-Chain Polycyanine Counterpart, Nat. Comm. 10, 5049 (2019).
  10. Q. T. Fan, D. Martin-Jimnez, S. Werner, D. Ebeling, T. Koehler, T. Vollgraff, J. Sundermeyer, W. Hieringer, A. Schirmeisen, J. M. Gottfried, On-Surface Synthesis and Characterization of a Cycloarene: C108 Graphene Ring, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 894 (2020).