Prof. Ulrich J. Lorenz

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Ulrich Lorenz studied Chemistry at the University of Würzburg, straying very briefly into Metal Organic Chemistry, before discovering his interest in Molecular Physics. During his Ph.D. in the group of Prof. Thomas Rizzo at EPFL, he worked on the spectroscopy and dynamics of cryogenic molecular ions in the gas-phase, which included a fair share of instrument development. For his postdoc in the group of Prof. Ahmed Zewail at Caltech, he switched to the field of Time-resolved Electron Microscopy, studying the dynamics of nanoscale systems. Since March 1, 2016, he has an Assistant Professorship at EPFL that is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation. On June 1, 2016, he was appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor.


Education
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2011–2015

 

Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.

 

2011

 

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

2007

 

Diploma in Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

 

   


Selected Honors and Awards

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2016

 

SNSF Professorship (Swiss National Science Foundation)

 

2011–2013

 

Postdoctoral fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation

 

2008–2010

 

Ph.D. fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation

 

2007–2009

 

Kekulé Ph.D. fellowship of the German Chemical Industry Association

 

2009

 

Outstanding teaching assistant, Institute of Basic Sciences at EPFL, Switzerland

 

2004  &  2007 Award of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Würzburg