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Dr Sven Schroeder (Dipl.-Chem. PhD CChem MRSC AMIChemE) - personal details

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Dr Sven Schroeder

Role: Visiting Professor




Sven studied Chemistry with experimental Atomic Physics and Analytic Philosophy at the FU Berlin. He held a teaching assistantship in Physical Chemistry, and concurrently a full undergraduate scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation. After completing his degree in 1991 he was for one year a visiting scholar at Stanford University, in the Department of Chemical Engineering. From 1992 he carried out PhD research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. In the academic year 1995/6 he held a fellowship at the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin. In 1996 he was awarded an Oppenheimer Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, but he moved to a research and lecturing position at the FU Berlin in 1997. In 2002 he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at UMIST. In 2005 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in The University of Manchester, later to Reader and Professor.


Dipl Chem (FU Berlin)
PhD (Cantab)


  • 2004-2007 - Peer Review Panel, STFC Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS), Daresbury, UK
  • 2007-2009 - Physical Sciences Peer Review Panels, DIAMOND Light Source Ltd
  • 2008-2011 - Director of Research in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Mancheste
  • 2009-2011 - Chair of the Spectroscopy Peer Review panel, DIAMOND Light Source Ltd
  • since 2005 - Peer Review College of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • since 2009 - Soft Matter Peer Review Panel Member and Spokesperson, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB)
  • since 2013 - Member, Committee for Research with Large Facilities, Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany