Curriculum Vitae


Ass.Prof. Dr. Mag. Thomas LOERTING
10/29/1973   born in Innsbruck, Austria
1992   high school graduation (Matura) with distinction; Naturwissenschaftl. Realgymnasium Reithmannstraße, Innsbruck, Austria
1997   MSc (Mag. rer.nat.) in chemistry with distinction, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2000   PhD (Dr. rer.nat.) in chemistry with distinction, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2001 - 2003   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Research Fellow with Prof. Mario J. Molina
(1995 chemistry nobel laureate, science&technology advisor to former US president Bill Clinton)
1999   compulsory military service as medical assistant, military hospital 2, Innsbruck Austria
since 2004   assistant professor at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Innsbruck, Austria
since 2004   "Ice physics" research group head at the Institute of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Innsbruck, Austria




Alfred Nobel Symposium: Energy in Cosmos, Molecules and Life - invited by Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

DECHEMA training: "Chemical Nanotechnology", Würzburg, Germany
  European Young Investigators Award (EURYI-Award), European Science Foundation ESF, finalist, Brussels, Belgium
2003   invited participant McKinsey strategy consulting workshop "Passion Wanted", Nürburgring, Germany
2002   invited participant BASF Venture Capital GmbH, BASF AG workshop, Research Triangle Park, South Carolina, USA

"European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry", Riolo Terme, Italy

Guest Lecturer Gadjah Madah University (Yogjakarta, Indonesia) and Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)


2006   Novartis Award (Novartis)

  Liechtenstein Award for Scientific Research (Principality Liechtenstein)
2005   Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Award (German Bunsen Society )
2004-2007   Schrödinger-Rückkehr-Fellowship, Austrian Science Fund FWF 
principal investigator for "HDA and VHDA in relation" (FWF-R37-N11)
2001-2003   Schrödinger-Fellowship, Austrian Science Fund FWF 
"Mechanism of stratospheric reactions on ice surfaces" (FWF J2069 and J2234)
2001   Prof. Ernst-Brandl award (Brandl society, Schwaz, Tyrol)
2000   GÖCh-award for best Austrian chemistry Ph.D. thesis (Austrian Chemical Society )

  CPG award for best Ph.D. thesis in chemical physics (Chemical Physics Society, Vienna )

  Christine and Georg Sosnovsky price for best chemsitry Ph.D. thesis (University of Innsbruck )

  Award for excellent PhD thesis (University of Innsbruck )
1999-2000   DOC fellowship, Austrian Academy of Sciences ÖAW 
"Role of water molecules as proton transfer catalyst - investigation of atmospherically relevant reactions"
1998   Award for excellent MSc thesis (University of Innsbruck )


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