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Prof. Dr. Mirijam Zobel

KFN member 2020-2023


Zobel-Portrait_UweNiklas-150 Jun.-Prof. Dr. Mirijam Zobel
Festkörperchemie, Universität Bayreuth
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth
Tel.: 0921-55-4355
Foto: © Uwe Niklas

Current research topics:        

  • Structure and dynamics of liquid and ligand molecules on nanoparticle surfaces
  •  In-situ / operando experiments on nanoparticle formation, crystallisation and catalysis
  • Nanoparticle-carrier material interactions in heterogeneous catalysis
  • X-ray/neutron PDF, powder diffraction, QENS, SAXS/SANS


In the KFN, I would stand up for:

  1. I want to strengthen the public perception of the importance of research with neutrons to solve central scientific questions. It requires general acceptance and perception of the importance to not only maintain but also strengthen the research infrastructure in the long run. This concerns mainly German and European sources, which are essential for research at German universities.

  2. Early enthusiasm of students for research with neutrons at large research facilities, see e.g. my involvement in the organisation of the Travelling Seminar ( as an international summer school project

  3. Complementarity of neutron and synchrotron methods

Scientific career including awards:




Guest professorship CRM2, CNRS / Université de Lorraine, Nancy


Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA


Admission to the Young College of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences

Seit 01/2017:

Junior Professor of Solid State Chemistry, University of Bayreuth

seit 2016:

Postdoc at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanosciences, University of Aarhus


PhD in crystallography / physics, summa cum laude

2011 – 2015:

Research assistant at the Chair of Crystallography and Structural Physics, FAU

2005 – 2010:

Study of Chemical and Bioengineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)
Memberships in DGK, GDCh, Dechema
Reviewer ERC, DFG, Review Panel PETRA III, various journals