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 J├╝lich, 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.