Prof. Ulrich J. Lorenz

Ulrich Lorenz studied chemistry at the University of Würzburg, where he discovered his interest in molecular physics. During his PhD 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 amount of instrument development. For his postdoctoral work 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. In 2016, he accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at EPFL. His research is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation as well as the European Research Council.


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

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