Curriculum Vitae


Robert Wagner, Physical Chemist, Born in 1972 (Cologne, Germany)

Current Position and Education

 since 2001 Research Scientist at the Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research,
Division of Atmospheric Aerosol Research (IMK-AAF)
Head: Prof. Dr. Th. Leisner
 1997 – 2000 Doctoral thesis in Physical Chemistry
Doctoral advisor: PD Dr. Murthy S. Gudipati,
University of Cologne, Institute of Physical Chemistry II

Title of thesis: Photochemistry and photophysics of matrix-isolated van der Waals complexes

Key aspects of my work:
  • Spectroscopic investigations of molecular complexes using laser and synchrotron radiation
  • Computer-based data acquisition and automation using the program development system LabVIEW
  • Technical maintenance and operation of an ultrahigh-vacuum (UHV) measuring apparatus during ten research stays at the synchrotron radiation facility BESSY I in Berlin (Germany)
 1991 – 1997  Diploma in Physical Chemistry, University of Cologne

Former Publications (Diploma and PhD results)

  • Photochemie und Photophysik matrixisolierter van-der-Waals Komplexe
    Wagner, R.
    Logos Verlag Berlin, 2001.
  • Photochemically Induced Energy Transfer II: Spectroscopic and Photophysical Aspects of the Electronic-to-Electronic Energy Transfer in Geminate van der Waals Complexes
    Wagner, R., Schouren, F., and Gudipati, M.S.
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 104, 3593-3602, 2000.
  • Near-UV Photolysis of Singlet Oxygen Generated via Energy Transfer from Aromatic Molecules in Rare Gas Matrices
    Gudipati, M.S., Wagner, R., Kalb, M., and Klein, A.
    Peroxide Chemistry, Editor W. Adam, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2000.
  • Concentration dependence of the spectroscopic and photochemical properties of atomic and molecular oxygen in argon matrices
    Gudipati, M.S., Schouren, F., Kalb, M., and Wagner, R.
    Spectrochimica Acta A, 56, 2581-2588, 2000.
  • Photooxygenation of 2,4-Dimethyl-1,3-pentadiene: Solvent Dependence of the Chemical (Ene Reaction and [4+2] Cycloaddition) and Physical Quenching of Singlet Oxygen
    Griesbeck, A.G., Fiege, M., Gudipati, M.S., and Wagner, R.
    European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2833-2838, 1998.

Apart from Science ...

And finally, after so much science, you have to visit the homepage of my favourite football team, just enjoy!
Another hobby (apart from watching football) is cycling and, particularly, cycling in Italy. I am fascinated by the impressive countryside especially in southern provinces like Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria. Just have a look below on the silhouette of Oriolo in Calabria ...