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Renske M. van der Veen appointed as W2-S professor at the TU Berlin

Prof. Renske M. van der Veen obtained in 2021 a Helmholtz Funding for first-time professorial appointments of excellent women scientists at the Institute for Solar Fuels, heading the new department "Atomic Dynamics in Light Energy Conversion". Today she has been officially appointed for a joint W2-S professorship with the Technische Universität Berlin at the Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics in the field of "Dynamics in Light Energy Conversion". UniSysCat heartly congratulates her to this important career move.

Her research interests lay in time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy and electron microscopy as well as in studying catalytic processes that enable the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy. Related topics of collaborative interest are the modelling ultrafast energy transfer and the developement of ultrafast techniques at BESSY II with the goal to develope photoelectrodes as well as heterogeneous photocatalysts.

Since 2023 Prof. Dr. Renske M. van der Veen is leading the project “Elucidating charge transfer routes and structural dynamics in photocatalytic covalent organic frameworks using time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy ” within UniSysCat (research unit D ).