The ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry are proud to announce Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer as the winner of this year’s award.
Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer is a professor and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Her research group is focused on the development and application of advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools for understanding key mechanisms in biological, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. A combination of synchrotron-based, as well as a broad range of advanced laboratory spectroscopies tightly coupled to modern computational methods, are utilized in order to obtain quantitative insights into electronic structural changes in catalytic systems.
View selected articles authored by Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer:
X-ray Absorption and Emission Study of Dioxygen Activation by a Small-Molecule Manganese Complex
Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (13), 6410-6422
Ca K-Edge XAS as a Probe of Calcium Centers in Complex Systems
Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (4), 1283-1292
Study of Iron Dimers Reveals Angular Dependence of Valence-to-Core X-ray Emission Spectra
Inorganic Chemistry 2014 53 (19), 10378-10385