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CV Ingo Krossing


Prof. Dr. Ingo Krossing

Year of birth: 1968

Position and Title

Full Professor: Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
(Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie)
Chair: Molecular and Coordination Chemistry
Member: Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF
Freiburger Zentrum für interaktive Werkstoffe und bioinspirierte Technologien FIT
University: Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg


 Education and Professional Career

02/2018 - 07/2018

Visiting Professor at the University fo British Columbia, Vancouver CA

2017 - 2018

Scientific Director of the Freiburg Academy for Continuing Education (FRAUW)

2011 - 2017

Scientific Director of the Freiburg Academy of Science and Technology (FAST)

04/2006 - present

Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Freiburg
(Lehrstuhl für Molekül- und Koordinationschemie at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg)

10/2004 - 03/2006

Assistant Professor at the EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

06/2002 - 09/2004

Privatdozent at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)

06/1999 - 06/2002

Habilitation with Prof. H. Schnöckel at the Universität Karlsruhe (Inorganic Chemistry)

11/1997 - 04/1999

Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. J. Passmore at the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton, N.B., Canada

10/1994 - 07/1997

PhD with Prof. H. Nöth, LMU Munich (Inorganic Chemistry)

11/1988 - 09/1994

Diploma studies in chemistry at the LMU in Munich.


Honors, Awards and Scholarships

since 07/2020 Member of Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
since 01/2019

PI in the Cluster of Excellence livMatS (https://livmats.uni-freiburg.de/en)

Since 10/2018

Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences

2012 - 2017

ERC Advanced Grant UniChem

10/2010 - 09/2013

Senior Fellow of the FRIAS of the University of Freiburg


Otto-Klung-Weberbank-Preis (http://www.otto-klung-weberbank-preis.de/)


Akademiepreis für Chemie of the Academy of Sciences of Göttingen

01/2003 - 09/2004

Heisenberg-Fellow of the DFG


ADUC Jahrespreis für Habilitanden (2001)

07/1999 - 06/2003

Liebig-Fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

03/1998 - 04/1999

Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation



since 2020

Elected Member ("Fachkollegiat") of the DFG-Fachforum Chemie

2013 - 2018

Member of the board of the ADUC , 2014-2016 as president of the ADUC board (ADUC: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Universitätsprofessoren in der Chemie)

2013 - 2018, and
07/2006 - 09/2008

Prodekan (Vice Dean) of the Faculty for Chemistry and  Pharmacy at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. 2015-2018 as deputy dean (stellvertretender Dekan).

10/2010 - 12/2012

Head of the B.Sc. and M.Sc. admission and study commissions of the faculty.

11/2009 - 03/2011

Coordinator of an initiative of 33 groups for the introduction of the Graduate School of Excellence Smart Synthesis: From Concept to Function for the ExINI II.

Since 03/2009

Member of the GDCh-working group chemistry and energy (Arbeitsgemeinschaft "Chemie und Energie").

2008 - 2012

Member of the Chemistry Study Commission, 2010 to 2012 as president of the M.Sc. Chemistry Degree Commission.

10/2007 - 09/2009

 Head of the "Ortsverein Südbaden" of the GDCh (= German Chemical Society).

01/2007 - 12/2014

Member of the board of the Wöhlervereinigung für Anorganische Chemie of the GDCh (the section of the GDCh that covers the aspects of inorganic and organometallic chemistry). 2011 - 2014 as vice-president.

2006 - present

Member of the scientific advisory board of the company IoLiTec (www.iolitec.de).

01/2006 - 12/2014

Member of the board of the Working Group Fluorine Chemistry of the GDCh, 2013/2014 as President of the group (Details: www.f2chem.de).


Scientific Interests:

Reactive small particles, main group chemistry, quantum chemical calculations, catalysis, weakly coordinating anions, novel Brønsted and Lewis acids and super acids, Brønsted acidity and Redox scales, single ion thermodynamics, heterogeneous catalysis, energy conversion, energy storage, CO2 hydrogenation, polymerisation, electrochemistry, supporting electrolytes, electrolytes for Li-ion batteries, Ionic Liquids: synthesis, properties, design.




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