Prof. Wolfgang Zeier
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Prof. Wolfgang Zeier
Universität Münster
Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie
Room E205
Corrensstraße, 30
48149 Münster
T: +49 251 83 36831
F: +49 251 83 36002


Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz                                                                                              Mainz, Germany

Dr. rer. nat                                                                                                                                                              05/2013


Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz                                                                                              Mainz, Germany

Diploma Chemistry, Dipl.-Chem.                                                                                                                      09/2010


Research Experience

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Energy and Climate Research                               Münster, Germany

Helmholtz-Institute Münster                                                                                                                           08/2020

Head of Department "Interfacial Chemistry in Solid State Batteries"


University of Münster                                                                                                                         Münster, Germany

Professorship Inorganic Solid State Chemistry                                                                                           07/2020


Justus-Liebig-University Gießen                                                                                                        Gießen, Germany

Substitute Professorship, Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry                     04/2017 - 12/2017


Justus-Liebig-University Gießen                                                                                                       Gießen, Germany

Junior Group Leader                                                                                                                        07/2015 - 06/2020

"Materials by Design: Structure-property relationship of ionic conductors

for all-solid-state batteries and thermoelectric materials"


Northwestern University and                                                                                                          Evanston, IL, USA

California Institute of Technology                                                                                              Pasadena, CA, USA

Research Associate; Advisor: Prof. Dr. G. Jeffrey Snyder                                                      04/2014 - 05/2015

"Defect chemistry in thermoelectric materials. Chemical and structural

influences on band convergence in thermoelectrics"


University of Southern California                                                                                           Los Angeles, CA, USA

Postdoctoral Scholar; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Brent C. Melot                                                      03/2013 – 02/2014

“Influence of structural chemistry on the ionic conductivity of garnet solid electrolytes”


Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz                                                                                           Mainz, Germany

Doctoral Student; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Tremel                                                        10/2010 – 02/2013

“High temperature thermoelectric transport in quaternary copper selenides and ternary Zintl antimonides”


California Institute of Technology                                                                                            Pasadena, CA, USA

Visiting Doctoral Student; Advisor: Prof. Dr. G. Jeffrey Snyder                                        10/2010 – 02/2013

“High temperature thermoelectric transport in quaternary copper selenides and ternary Zintl antimonides”



California Institute of Technology                                                                                            Pasadena, CA, USA

Diploma Thesis; Advisor: Prof. Dr. G. Jeffrey Snyder                                                          03/2010 – 09/2010

“Investigation and optimization of the thermoelectric transport properties of the Zintl compounds Ca3AlSb3”



BASF Asia, Global Research Center Singapore                                                                                      Singapore

Internship; Advisor: Dr. Hermann Bergmann                                                                       05/2009 – 08/2009

“Modification of TiO2-nanoparticles for solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells”



University of South Carolina                                                                                                        Columbia, SC, USA

Research Scholar; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Conrad zur Loye                                            05/2008 – 09/2008

“Crystal growth of complex oxides using hydroxide fluxes”




Fellowships and Awards


International Battery Association

Early Career Award


Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

Henriette-Herz-Scout of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation


Wöhler-Association for Inorganic Chemistry, German Chemical Society

Wöhler-BASF Young Investigator Award


Verband der Chemischen Industrie

Chemiedozentenpreis Funds of the Chemical Industry


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG & Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award




Dr.-Herbert-Stolzenberg-Award in Chemistry



Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Emmy-Noether Research Award




Max-Buchner-Research Prize



International Society of Solid State Ionics ISSI

Young Scientist Award



Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD

Travel stipend of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)




Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD

Postdoctoral fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2013 – 2014



Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung

2013 Dissertation Award in Chemistry of the Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung





Doctoral fellowship of the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation

2011 – 2013



Graduate School of Excellence “MAterials Science IN MainZ” (MAINZ)

Colleague of the Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ

2011 – 2013



Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Fellowship of the German National Scholarship Foundation

2008 – 2010



Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker GDCh

Outstanding Intermediate Diploma Award




Graduate School of Excellence “MAterials Science IN MainZ” (MAINZ)

Undergraduate Research Scholarship for research at the University of South Carolina, USA