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Wolfgang Schöfberger

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10/1992-01/1999: Studying Chemistry and Technology at the TU Graz, Austria, Diploma Thesis: “Synthesis and Morphology Investigations of Nanoseparated Block Copolymers”.

01/2000-11/2002: PhD Thesis: “Synthesis and chemical modification of conjugated polymers and NMR investigations on the kinetics of the Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) Reaction” at the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Organic Materials under supervision of Prof. Dr. Franz Stelzer (Head of the Institute), Prof. Dr. Jörg Weber (Department of Organic Chemistry) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Marschner (Department of Inorganic Chemistry) - passed with distinction.


01/2003-06/2005: Postdoctoral Studies at the Chemistry Department of New York University.

07/2004–01/2005: Postdoctoral Research at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at JKU and Postdoctoral Research at the Department of Structure and Function of Proteins, Institute of Physical Biology, University of South Bohemia České Budějovice.

02/2005-12/2005: Postdoctoral Research at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, JKU Linz.
01/2006-04/2006: Researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts

05/2006-11/2007: Research Associate at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Development of anticancer therapeutics).

11/2007-11/2013: Research Associate at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry - Center for Nanobionics and Photochemical Sciences (CNPS), Johannes Kepler University Linz.

8th March 2012: Habilitation for Organic Chemistry, accepted at the Johannes Kepler University.

11/2013-06/05/2015: Senior Scientist at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at JKU Linz and the Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia Budweis.

2013-2015: Guest-Professorship at the University Vienna. Teaching appointment at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (Organic Chemistry 2, Proseminars and Practical Courses in Organic Chemistry, Lectures in Quantum chemical Calculations)

06/2015-3/2016: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, JKU Linz.

since 04/2016: Associate Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, JKU Linz.


2010-2015: Vice-Chairman of the AG-NMR Working Party of the Austrian Chemical Society.
2006-2012: Member of the Study Commissions: Biological Chemistry.

Professional Society Memberships: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCh) and American Chemical Society (ACS).

Reviewer for major scientific journals: Chemical Communications (RSC), Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Inorganic Chemistry (ACS), Tetrahedron (Elsevier), European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (EurJIC), Bioorganic Chemistry (Elsevier) etc.
Organized conference symposiums: „Symposium of Inorganic Chemistry in Austria“(WACÖ) 2012; “1st and 2nd NMR Workshop of the AG-NMR” (Linz 2010 and Vienna, 2011); “Workshop on Solid State NMR”, Linz, 2012; 6th Central European NMR Symposium & 6th Central European Bruker NMR Users Meeting September 27-28, 2004 at Johannes Kepler University in Linz.


2003-2004: Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship at New York University, financed by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF).

2005: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York City.


2006-2010: Standalone FWF-Project (P18384), “Solid state and liquid NMR of biomolecular metal complexes”, 320 k€.

2007-2009: Research Project-EU-NMR (Contract # RII3-026145) at the Center for Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (BMRZ), Frankfurt, Germany, High field solution 31P NMR experiments.

2012: FFG-Project, „Prä-klinische Entwicklung einer Off-the-Shelf individualisierten Krebsimmuntherapie - In situ DC-CIT“, 519 K€.

2013: Standalone FWF-Project (D-A-CH, I958-N20) “High-Valent Metal Tetrapyrrolics for Surface-Supported Catalysis”, accepted by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Research Cooperation with Prof. Johannes Barth (TUM), Prof. Wolf-Gero Schmidt (Uni-Paderborn) and Prof. Reinhold Koch (JKU), 670 k€.

2015: Standalone FWF-Project (P28167): Oxygen- and hydrogen evolution triggered by surface-supported catalysts, 321 k€, accepted in May 2015.