Dr. Michael Fischer

DFG Heisenberg Fellow
Crystallography Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen
GEO Building, room 1360
Email: michael.fischer(at)uni-bremen.de
Phone: +49-421-218 65163


Short CV:

2002 to 11/2007: Studies of Mineralogy/Crystallography, University of Hamburg (Dipl.-Min.)
01/2008 to 12/2011: PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Dr. rer nat.)
02/2012 to 01/2014: Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Chemistry, University College London (individual project funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG project Fi 1800/1-1)
Since 02/2014: Research associate, Crystallography Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen, since 10/2021 as DFG Heisenberg Scholar

Research interests:

My research interests lie at the interface of Crystallography/Materials Science and Computational Chemistry. I use atomistic modelling methods at different levels of theory to investigate the properties of crystalline materials, especially microporous systems (zeolites, MOFs). My present Heisenberg Project deals with the adsorption of pharmaceuticals and other functional organic molecules in zeolites, aiming to further their basic understanding and to contribute to the development of new applications in wastewater treatment and drug delivery.

In previous projects, I have worked on the following topics:
  • Dynamic behaviour of as-synthesised zeolites
  • Benchmarking of DFT methods for structure and energetics of zeolites
  • Gas storage and separation in microporous materials
  • Structure-property relationships in zeolites
  • Structural stability of inorganic compounds, elastic properties, and phase transitions

I still maintain active collaborations in some of these areas.