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Prof. Dr. Holger Kohlmann

KFN member 2020-2023


hk-150 Institut für Anorganische Chemie
Universität Leipzig
Johannisallee 29
04103 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 97-36201

Current research topics:   

  • Preparative solid state chemistry
  • functional materials for energy storage and conversion
  • Metal hydrides and intermetallic phases
  • in-situ studies of reaction pathways
  • Neutron Diffraction


In the KFN, I would stand up for: 

  • Public relations, especially acceptance in society
  • Dissemination of neutron-based methods in chemistry
  • Promotion of young researchers
  • Networking with stakeholders from other large research institutions, e.g. synchrotron or heavy ion sources


Scientific career:

since 2015:

Managing Director of the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Leipzig

seit 2012:

W2-Professorship Inorganic Chemistry - Functional Materials, University of Leipzig


Habilitation, Venia legendi in Inorganic Chemistry, Saarland University, Writing: Hydrogen as a structure-conducting element in metal hydrides


Academic Council / Senior Council / Director, Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Saarland University


Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA


Postdoc at High Pressure Science and Engineering Center, Department of Physics (Prof. Dr. M. F. Nicol), University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA


Postodoc at the University of Genf, Schwitzerland (Prof. Dr. K. Yvon)


PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Saarland University (Prof. Dr. H. P. Beck), Synthesis, crystal structure and binding situation of the actinide chalcogenides U3S5, γ-US2, γ-USe2, Th2Se5, UOS and FeU8S17


Diploma in chemistry, Saarland University


Study of chemistry at Saarland University


Study of chemistry at the Justus-Liebig-Universiy of Gießen