University of Regensburg Trenner Faculty of Chemistry Trenner Analytical Chemistry
Chemo- and Biosensor Group

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Otto S. Wolfbeis
Status
Name Otto S. Wolfbeis
Born 1947 in Graz, Austria
Affiliation University of Regensburg
Institute of Analytical Chemistry,
Chemo- and Biosensors
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany
Phone +49-941-943-4065
FAX +49-941-943-4064
E-mail otto.wolfbeis@ur.de
Web www.wolfbeis.de
Present Status Professor Emeritus of Analytical and Interface Chemistry
Professional Experience
1972 - 1974 Post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radiation Chemistry, Muelheim (Germany) with Prof. Koerner von Gustorf
1976 - 1977 Post-doc at the Technical University Berlin with Prof. E. Lippert
1977 - 1987 Assistant Professor at Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria
1987 - 1995 Associate Professor at KFU Graz
1995 - 2012 Full Professor of Analytical and Interface Chemistry at the University of Regensburg (UoR)
Teaching
 

(Bio)analytical Chemistry, Chemical Sensor and Biosensor Technology, Fluorescent Probes, Conjugation and Immobilization, Interface Chemistry, Nanomaterials

Administration
1995 - 2012 Director of Institute
1998 - 2000,
2007 - 2009
Member of the Senate of the UoR
1998 - 2012 Head of Laboratory for Environmental Radioactivity (URA)
2000 - 2002 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
2002 - 2003 Vice Rector of the UoR
2004 - 2008 Regensburg Representative of the Bavarian Elite Academy
Research
General Chemical and biochemical sensing schemes, analytical (laser induced) fluorescence spectrometry, fluorescent probes and labels including metal-ligand complexes, fluorescence imaging, sensor materials including graphenes, fullerenes and photon upconversion materials; surface plasmon resonance based sensing; photonic crystals.
By application Sensors for use in clinical settings and in biotechnology, in disposable or microplate format, high-throughput screening, sensors for dermatology
Patents named (co)inventor of 51 patens (Eur, US, Jpn)
Papers ~ 600, h-index 81 (according to Google Scholar)
Other Activities
Editor-in-Chief
  • of Microchimica Acta (2002 - present)
  • of the Springer Series on Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (1999 - 2013)
  • of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors (2000 - 2006)
  • of Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (IOP, London; 2012 - present)
Curatorship Angewandte Chemie (01/2006 - 12/2013)
Journal Boards several
Chairman (a) of the Permanent Steering Committee of the Conference Series on Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (1989 - 2011); this conference series was founded by O. S. Wolfbeis in 1989; (b) of the Permanent Steering Committee of the Conference Series on Optical Sensors and Biosensors ("Europt(r)ode") (1992 - 2008); this conference series was founded by O. S. Wolfbeis in 1992.
Companies Founder and former Chairman of the Board, of Chromeon GmbH (2001 – 2005); now part of Active Motif Inc.
Honors Sandoz Prize (1982); Feigl Prize for Microanalysis (1987); Merck Prize (1989); Friedrich-Emich Medal (Austrian Chem. Soc.; 1996); Japanese Honorary Lectureship Award (2003); Křižík Medal (Czech. Acad. Sci.; 2010); Lu Jiaxi Lectureship Award (Xiamen University; 2012); Hanuš Medal (Czech Chemical Society; 2012); Clemens Winkler Medal (German Chem. Soc.; 2013)

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