Curriculum Vitae
Nicolai Lehnert


Full Curriculum Vitae
1990 - 1995
Chemistry student at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
1995
Diploma Thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. H.-H. Schmidtke (Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Düsseldorf)
Title: 'Optical Spectra of six-coordinate Osmium(IV)-Complexes with Halogeno Ligands'

1996
Minor Degree in Philosophy
1996 - 1999
Ph. D. under the supervision of Priv.-Doz. Dr. F. Tuczek in the group of Prof. Dr. P. Gütlich at the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Title: 'Spectroscopic and Theoretical Studies on the Reduction and Protonation of Dinitrogen with Relevance to the Nitrogenase Problem'

Kekulé-Stipend of the Fonds des Verbandes der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)

ACS Bioinorganic Spectroscopy Symposium Travel Award at the 213th American Chemical Society Meeting, April 1997, San Francisco, USA

1999 - 2001
Postdoc with Prof. Dr. E. I. Solomon at Stanford University, California, USA.

Postdoc-Stipend of the Deutschen Akademischen Austausch Dienstes (DAAD)

SBIC Grant to attend the International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry (ICBIC 10), August 2001, Florence, Italy

2001 - 2006
Habilitation (senior research position) in the group of Prof. Dr. F. Tuczek at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
Title: 'Model Systems for Enzymes of the Dissimilatory Denitrification Cycle: Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Quantum-chemical Investigations'

since September 2006
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
USA

since September 2007
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute (MMPEI) Faculty Fellow
Sept. 2007 - Aug. 2010
Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry
since October 2007
Assistant Professor of Biophysics
Biophysics Interdepartmental Program
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
USA

May 2012
Promotion to Associate Professor with tenure
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
USA




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