Karina Morgenstern, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Title: Size dependence of surface and interface state properties on metallic and insulating islands
Karina Morgenstern received her education in physics and computer science at the Rheinische Friedrich - Wilhelms - University in Bonn, Germany, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.A. She pursued her PhD work in surface science at the Research Center in Jülich, Germany, and the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and graduated from the University of Bonn in 1996. After her PhD, she spent three years as a PostDoc at the University in Lausanne, Switzerland, and six years at the Free university in Berlin, Germany. From 2005 to 2012 she was a professor for Solid State Physics at the University of Hannover, Germany. Currently, she is a professor for physical chemistry at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. Her major research interests include the kinetics of metallic nanostructures, interactions and reactions of molecules on surfaces and non-adiabatic transfer reactions.