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Prof. Dr. Mitzel

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Prof. Dr. Norbert W. Mitzel

© Universität Bielefeld

born July, 14th 1966
married with Sigrid Engel
three children:
Merlin, Tristan, Artus



1976 - 1985

Grammar School (Holbein-Gymnasium Augsburg)

1985 - 1991

Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München)


1991 "The Phenylsilyl-Group ("Silabenzyl"-Group) as Substituent in Phosphorus Ylides and Related Compounds"
Diploma work with Prof. H. Schmidbaur

PhD Thesis

1991 - 1993

"Volatile Silyl-Amines, -Hydrazines, und -Hydroxylamines: Synthesis, Properties and Structural Chemistry"
(with Prof. H. Schmidbaur, Technische Universität München)

Postdoctoral Fellowship

1993 - 1994 Technische Universität München
New precursors for the gas phase deposition of b-silicon carbide (cooperation with Prof. S. Veprek, Technische Universität München)
1994 - 1996 University of Edinburgh
Marie-Curie-Fellow of the European Union (with D.W.H. Rankin)
gas electron diffraction, low temperature crystallography


1997 - 2000

"ß-Donor-acceptor-interactions in the chemistry of the p-block elements"
"comparative structural chemistry of small molecule compounds in the solid state and in the gas phase"

Awards and fellowships

1994 Marie-Curie-Fellowship of the European Union
1994 DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship

Bavarian Habilitation Prize (Bavarian Ministry of Science and Arts)

1996 DFG Habilitation Stipend
1999 ADUC-Jahrespreis für Habilitanden
2000 Heisenberg Fellowship
2006 Elected Member of the EPSRC College

Offers for positions

2001 - 2002

Technische Universität Berlin
Professor of inorganic an bioinorganic chemistry (declined)


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Professor of inorganic chemistry (position filled 2002 - 2007)


Universität Bielefeld
Professor of inorganic and structural chemistry (current position since 2007)

Visiting Professor

2001 - 2002 Visiting Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin

Editorial Activities


Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, Chemical Sciences B

2008 Research Letters in Inorganic Chemistry (Editorial Board since 2008)


1988 Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

Fachgruppe für Magnetische Resonanzspektroskopie in der GDCh

1995 Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie
1996 Bund der Freunde der TU München
1999 Deutscher Hochschulverband

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