Born March 4, 1973 in Aachen, Germany
Married to Gabriele Arenz
Selected academic experience and positions
1999 Diploma in Physics from the University of Bonn, Germany
2001 DAAD stipend for 6 month stay at LBNL Berkeley, USA
2002 PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bonn, Germany
2002 Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral scholarship of Humboldt foundation for 2 years at LBNL Berkeley, USA
2006 Emmy Noether Research group leader at TU-Munich, Germany
2010 Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department, University of Copenhagen
Current research interests
Electrocatalysis for PEM fuel cells, Activity and Stability of Pt-alloy nanoparticles, Degredation mechanisms of fuel cell catalysts, Size-selected clusters as model catalysts.
More than 30 invited lectures at international conferences, universities and other research institutions.
External funding covering the period from 2010 - now
> 20 M Dkk from Danish and European sources
External funding covering the period from 2004 - 2009
˜ 1.5 M€ and from German sources
Supervision of PhD and masters students
5 Post Doc, 9 PhD, 3 master student and 5 bachelor students are presently under Matthias Arenz supervision or have graduated with Matthias Arenz as main supervisor.