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Katharina SCHRÖDER has more than 15 years of experience in synthesis, characterisation, and application of ionic liquids (ILs). In the past years, she did not only publish several papers on the synthesis of novel ILs and their application in catalysis or as catalysts, but also regarding their physico-chemical properties or their application in separations. After receiving her PhD degree in Technical Chemistry from Vienna University of Technology, Dr. Schröder accepted a position as research fellow at QUILL in Belfast, UK working with leading experts in the field. During her two-year stay at the Queen’s University, she was working in close contact with QUILL’s industrial advisory board and gained experience in industrial requirements and practice-oriented synthetic chemistry. After returning to TU Wien in October 2009 for a tenured position, she established a new research group focused on sustainable chemistry through innovation with alternative solvents. She was promoted to Assistant professor in 2016 and to Associate Professor in 2018. At the moment, she is leading or is involved in several other national and EU-funded projects, dealing with the application of ILs for synthesis, catalysis and separations. Most importantly, she was the recipient of an ERC Consolidator Grant 2019.

Dr. Schröder is author of 65 papers in peer-reviewed papers (published under the name Katharina Bica and Katharina Bica-Schröder), of 4 patent applications and of 4 book chapters on ionic liquids that have been cited >1900 times with an h-index of 23. Her research was awarded with a number of prizes, including the industrially oriented INITS Award in 2013.

Supervisor: PhD 3

ORCID: 0000-0002-2515-9873

Website: https://www.ias.tuwien.ac.at/katharinabica/