MAINZ Alumni

The Graduate School MAINZ maintains a lively network with their alumni. Our Claim is to build bridges between the generations of PhD students and to connect science and professional knowledge in diverse fields of activities. MAINZ has established fruitful cooperation with alumni who work in academic and non-academic organizations. They share their valuable career and work experience with the students in lunch talks, network meetings or as a mentor in our mentMAINZ Mentoring Program. Every year at the end of October, the Graduate School MAINZ invites all former members to join the MAINZ Alumni Meeting to meet long-standing companions and make new contacts during an inspiring weekend.

MAINZ Alumni Speakers

The Alumni speakers are the contact persons for other alumni concerning the development and organization of the MAINZ alumni Network and support the MAINZ Coordination Office in organizing the MAINZ Alumni Meeting.

Dr. Stephan Köhler
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (Germany)
Dr. Erik Schaefer
COREtransform GmbH, Berlin (Germany)

Former MAINZ Alumni Speakers

Dr. Robert Lindner
(AK Kühnle)
OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), Frankfurt a. M. (Germany)

Dr. Désirée Weller
(AK Schmidt)
Robert Bosch GmbH, Schwieberdingen (Germany)

Dr. Dorothea Moderegger
(AK Zentel)
Bayer CropScience, Monheim (Germany)

Dr. Michael Schwall
(AK Felser)
SCHOTT AG, Knoxville (USA)

MAINZ Alumni

These are all our MAINZ PhD Alumni who kindly gave us the permission to publish and print their name and their current position. Please contact us in case you have an update for us!

Name Former Group Alumnus/Alumna Since Current Position
Agrawal, Milan Prof. Hillebrands 2014 Infineon Technologies AG, München (Germany)
Andraschko, Felix Prof. Sirker 2015
Bach, Sven Prof. Tremel 2015 Chemische Fabrik Budenheim KG (Germany)
Bannwarth, Markus Prof. Landfester 2014
Barz, Matthias Prof. Zentel 2008 Junior Research Group Leader, JGU Mainz (Germany)
Beck, Simone Prof. Zentel 2017
Becker, Greta Prof. Landfester 2017 R&D Scientist, Kuraray Europe GmbH, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Beyer, Patrick Prof. Zentel 2007 Dow Corning GmbH, Wiesbaden (Germany)
Birkel, Alexander Prof. Tremel 2010 iticon GmbH, Frankfurt (Germany)
Birkel (née Schade), Christina Prof. Tremel 2010 Research Assistant, TU Darmstadt (Germany)
Bittner, Denis Prof. Rentschler 2017 Freudenberg SE, Weinheim (Germany)
Böhm, Paul Prof. Frey 2012 Accenture Strategy, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Bozhko, Dmytro Prof. Hillebrands 2017 PostDoc, TU Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Brächer, Thomas Prof. Hillebrands 2015 PostDoc, SPINTEC, Grenoble (France)
Braun, Hubertus Prof. Elmers 2015 Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)
Büttner, Felix Prof. Kläui 2013 PostDoc, MIT, Cambridge (USA)
Calcavecchia, Francesco Prof. Kühne  2014 DB Schenker, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Chernenkaya, Alisa Prof. Schönhense 2016 R&D Scientist, Procter and Gamble, Schwalbach am Taunus (Germany)
Danner, Ann-Kathrin Prof. Frey 2018
De Lucia, Andrea Prof. Jakob 2017 Associate Consultant, Orbium GmbH, Frankfurt a. M. (Germany)
Diehl (née Pütz), Anna-Maria Prof. Rentschler 2010 Strategic Business Department, Scouting & Technology Foresight, BYK Chemie, Wesel (Germany)
Diehl, Marcel Prof. Rentschler 2015
Diehl (née Perkert), Sandra Prof. Elmers 2014 Leifheit AG, Nassau an der Lahn (Germany)
Dietzsch, Michael Prof. Tremel 2014 BASF Construction Solutions GmbH, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Dockter, Christoph Prof. Paulsen 2009 PostDoc, Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Eben (née. Malzahn), Kerstin Prof. Landfester 2014 Procter & Gamble Service GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)
Eichhorn, Tobias Prof. Jakob 2011 Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH, Freising (Germany)
Feist, Florian Prof. Basché 2010 European Patent Attorney, Saint-Gobain Sekurit, Herzogenrath (Germany)
Ferrante, Yari Prof. Aeschlimann / Prof. Parkin 2016 PostDoc, IBM Almaden, San Jose (USA)
Finizio, Simone Prof. Kläui 2015 Scientific Researcher, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villingen (Switzerland)
Fleischhaker, Frederike Prof. Zentel 2007 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Förster, Benjamin Prof. Sönnichsen 2018 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Fokina, Ana Prof. Zentel 2016 PostDoc, University of Toronto (Canada)
Gieshoff, Tile Prof. Waldvogel 2017 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Gilz, Lukas Prof. Anglin 2015 AI Developer and Consultant, Cognotekt GmbH, Köln (Germany)
Golde, Sebastian Prof. Palberg 2015 PwC Strategy& GmbH (Germany)
Golling, Florian Prof. Müllen 2015 Covestro AG, Leverkusen (Germany)
Graf, Tanja Prof. Felser 2011 Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany)
Gundlach, Kristina Prof. Paulsen 2010 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Bad Homburg (Germany)
Haberkorn, Niko Prof. Zentel 2010 Evonik-Degussa GmbH, Innovation Management, Marl (Germany)
Hammer (née Müller), Sophie Prof. Frey 2014 Clariant Plastics & Coatings Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Happ, Peter Prof. Rentschler 2014
Hauke, Christopher Prof. Kühnle 2013 Senior Manager Strategic IP, SCHOTT AG, Mainz (Germany)
Heinemann (née Moderegger, Dorothea Prof. Zentel 2012 Bayer CropScience AG, Monheim (Germany)
Heinrich, Christophe Prof. Tremel 2014 R&D Research Scientist, Zinc Flake Coatings, Atotech Group, Mainz (Germany)
Heller, Philipp Prof. Zentel 2017 BioNTech AG, Mainz (Germany)
Herold, Sebastian Prof. Waldvogel 2017 PostDoc, Institut Català d'Investigació Química, Tarragona (Spain)
Herzberger, Jana Prof. Frey 2016 Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati (USA)
Heuser, Johannes Prof. Schmid 2017 PPI AG, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Hild, Kerstin Prof. Elmers 2011 Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH (Germany)
Hilf (née Geschwind), Jeannette Prof. Frey 2014 Evonik GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)
Jagau, Thomas Christian Prof. Gauss 2013 LMU, München (Germany)
Jakobi, Eberhard Jun.-Prof. Blümer 2010 Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Jakobs, Sebastian Prof. Aeschlimann 2015 ITK Engineering, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Jünemann, Johannes Jun.-Prof. Rizzi 2016 Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Kehlberger, Andreas Prof. Kläui 2015 Forschungs- und Entwicklungsingenieur, Sensitec GmbH, Mainz (Germany)
Kessler, Daniel PD Dr. Théato 2009 Steuler-Industriewerke Höhr-Grenzhausen (Germany)
Khalavka, Yuriy Prof. Sönnichsen 2010 Department of Solid State Inorganic Chemistry, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University & International Cooperation in the Institute of Biology, Chemistry and Bioresources, Chernivtsi (Ukraine)
Kieslich, Gregor Prof. Tremel 2013 Junior Group Leader, TMU Munich (Germany)
Kins, Christoph Prof. Spiess 2012
Klanke, Julia Prof. Rentschler 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany)
Klein, Rebecca Prof.Frey 2015 Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)
Klinker, Kristina Dr. Barz 2017 Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH (Germany)
Klos, Johannes Prof. Zentel 2010 Anjo Oberflächentechnik GmbH, Trebur/Astheim (Germany)
Köhler, Stephan Prof. Schmid 2015 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Kömmelt (née Flügel), Sabine Prof. Schmidt 2010 Evonik Performance Materials GmbH (Germany)
Koll, Dominik Prof. Tremel 2011 Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany)
Koll, Kerstin Prof. Tremel 2011 Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany)
Komar (née Holuj), Paulina Prof. Jakob 2016 PostDoc, Politechnika Łódzka (Poland)
Krautscheid, Pascal Prof. Kläui 2015
Kreis, Karsten Prof. Kremer 2016 D-Wave Systems, Vancouver (Canada)
Kreitner, Christoph Prof. Heinze 2016 Projektmanager Custom Synthesis & Technology Transfer, Midas Pharma, Ingelheim am Rhein (Germany)
Krez, Julia Prof. Felser 2014 Rockwood Lithium, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Kühn, Frauke Prof. Schmidt 2010 Covestro AG, Leverkusen (Germany)
Labouvie, Ralf Prof. Ott 2015 Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena (Germany)
Langhammer (née Christ), Eva-Maria Prof. Frey 2016 Granula Polymer GmbH, Groß-Umstadt (Germany)
Leibig, Daniel Prof. Frey 2016 BYK Chemie GmbH, Wesel (Germany)
Lenz, Thomas Prof. Blom 2017 Schott AG, Mainz (Germany)
Letscher, Fabian Prof. Fleischhauer 2017 Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Oberkochen (Germany)
Li, Ai-Min Prof. Rentschler 2018 PostDoc, University of Maryland, College Park (USA)
Li, Yi Prof. Schmidt 2010 Koninklijke DSM N.V., Heerlen (Netherlands)
Lindner, Robert Prof. Kühnle 2015 OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Litzius, Kai Prof. Kläui 2018 PostDoc, JGU Mainz (Germany)
Lo Conte, Roberto Prof. Kläui 2015 PostDoc UC Berkeley, California (USA)
Loges, Niklas Prof. Tremel 2009 BASF Advanced Materials & Systems Research, Trostberg (Germany)
Ludwig, Christian Prof. Felser 2011 Nagler & Company Financial Industry Consulting (Germany)
Marsico, Filippo Dr. Wurm 2014 Alcantara Industry - Toray Group (Italy)
Medina, Angel Prof. Schmidt 2012 Principal Scientist Polymer Chemist, Alcon, Großostheim (Germany)
Medina Hernando, Stefan Prof. Schmid 2013 d-fine GmbH, Frankfurt (Germany)
Medyanyk, Kateryna Prof. Schönhense 2011 PostDoc, JGU Mainz (Germany)
Melnyk, Anton Prof. Kremer 2017 MPI-P, Mainz (Germany)
Meshcheriakova, Olga Prof. Felser 2015 ifb AG, Köln (Germany)
Meuer, Stefan Prof. Zentel 2008 BASF New Business GmbH, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Meurer (née Bühler), Jasmin Prof. Schmidt 2013 Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Germany)
Mix, Christian Prof. Jakob 2014 Schott AG, Mainz (Germany)
Moers, Christian Prof. Frey 2014 Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH, Essen (Germany)
Mück, Leonie Prof. Gauß 2013
Müller, Waltraut Dr. Maskos 2009 Heraeus Group, Hanau (Germany)
Muth, Dominik Prof. Fleischhauer 2012 Brüel & Kjaer Vibro GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)
Naghavi, Seyed Shahabedin Prof. Felser 2011 PostDoc, SISSA, Trieste (Italy)
Nardi Tironi, Catarina Prof. Müllen 2016 Continental Reifen Deutschland, Hannover (Germany)
Natalello, Adrian Prof. Frey 2014 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Noskov, Sergey Dr. Maskos 2010 Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung JGU Mainz (Germany)
Ohm, Christian Prof. Zentel 2010 Celanese Emulsions, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Oschmann, Bernd Prof. Zentel 2015 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Otto, Sven Prof. Heinze 2018
Passarello, Donata Prof. Parkin / Prof. Aeschlimann 2015 Research Associate, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (USA)
Plenk, Christian Prof. Rentschler 2014 Technical Project Manager, Hilti, Kaufering (Germany)
Pohlit (née Köhring), Hannah Prof. Frey 2016 Guest Researcher, Polymer Chemistry Division, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University (Sweden)
Prasad, Janak Prof. Sönnichsen 2015 CNRS Lab, Toulouse (France)
Rahe, Philipp Prof. Kühnle 2011 Universität Osnabrück (Germany)
Reichert, Peter Prof. Butt 2014 Project Manager, Freudenberg New Technologies KG, Weinheim (Germany)
Reuter, Frank Prof. Rentschler 2010 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Richter, Nils Prof. Kläui 2016 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Rix, Stephan Prof. Felser 2011 Dean & Company, Washington (USA)
Rost, Daniel Prof. Binder 2015 DB Cargo AG, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Roth, Marcel Prof. Butt 2011 TNG Technology Consulting GmbH, Unterföhring (Germany)
Roth, Peter Prof. Zentel 2009 University of Surrey, Guildford (UK)
Rühle, Victor Prof. Kremer 2010 Software Development Engineer, Microsoft, London (UK)
Ruthard, Christian Dr. Gröhn 2010 Ineos Styrolution, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Sapozhnik, Alexey Dr. Elmers / Dr. Zabel 2018
Schaefer, Erik Prof. Elmers 2017 Transformation Associate, COREtransform GmbH, Berlin (Germany)
Schattling, Philipp Prof. Zentel 2013 Technical Service Manager Healthcare, Elkem Silicones Germany GmbH, Lübeck (Germany)
Scherer, Christoph Prof. Schmid 2015 PostDoc, MPI-P Mainz (Germany)
Schick, Isabel Prof. Tremel 2014 Boston Consulting Group, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Schladt, Thomas Prof. Tremel 2010 Volkswagen AG, Wolfburg (Germany)
Schömer, Martina Prof. Frey 2012
Schoop, Leslie Prof. Felser 2014 Assistant Professor, Princeton University (USA)
Schüll, Christoph Prof. Frey 2013 3M Deutschland GmbH, Neuss (Germany)
Schultheiß, Helmut Prof. Hillebrands 2010 Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany)
Schultheiß (née Vogt), Katrin Prof. Hillebrands 2013
Schwab, Matthias Prof. Müllen 2011 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Schwall, Michael Prof. Felser 2012 SCHOTT AG, Knoxville (USA)
Sebastian, Thomas Prof. Hillebrands 2013 VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG, Hanau (Germany)
Simon, Sascha Prof. Müllen 2010 Emery Oleochemicals GmbH, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Söffing, Stefan Prof. Eggert 2012 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Söngen, Hagen Prof. Kühnle 2017 PostDoc, JGU Mainz (Germany)
Staab, Maximilian Prof. Schönhense 2017 VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG, Hanau (Germany)
Statt, Antonia Prof. Binder 2015 PostDoc, Princeton University (USA)
Steidl, Lorenz Prof. Zentel 2011 Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH, Lienz (Austria)
Steinbach, Tobias Prof. Frey 2015 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Tarantola, Marco Prof. Janshoff 2010 Group Leader, Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (Germany)
Thielen, Philip Prof. Aeschlimann 2016 Bertrandt, München (Germany)
Tonhauser (née Mangold), Christine Elisabeth Prof. Frey 2012
Tonhauser, Christoph Prof. Frey 2012 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Trefz, Benjamin Prof. Virnau 2016 Senacor Technologies AG, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Türp, David Prof. Müllen 2011 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Tüting (née Mann), Laura Prof. Sönnichsen 2018 Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Uribe Ordonez, Lalita Shaki Prof. Gauss 2016 SAP Deutschland, Walldorf (Germany)
Vehoff, Thorsten Prof. Kremer 2010 VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Vogel, Nicolas Prof. Landfester 2011 W2-Professor, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Vollmar, Svenja Prof. Schneider 2017 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Wang, Hai Prof. Bonn 2016 Group Leader,  MPI-P, Mainz (Germany)
Wang, Zi Jun Prof. Landfester 2016 Analytical Chemist, Eurofins Alphora, Alphora Research Inc, Toronto (Canada)
Weber, Stefan Prof. Butt 2010 Juniorprofessor, MPI-P, Mainz (Germany)
Weldert, Kai Prof. Tremel 2015 BASF Construction Solutions GmbH, Trostberg (Germany)
Weller, Désirée Prof. Schmidt 2013 Robert Bosch GmbH, Schwieberdingen (Germany)
Wenzlik, Daniel Prof. Zentel 2013 Kuraray Europe GmbH, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Werre, Mathias Prof. Frey 2013
Will, Sebastian Prof. Bloch 2011 Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York City (USA)
Wilms, Daniel Prof. Frey 2010 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Wilms, Dorothea Prof. Binder 2013 MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart (Germany)
Wiss, Kerstin Prof. Zentel 2010 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Wolf, Cornel Prof. Sinner 2010 Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen (Germany)
Wolf, Stephan Prof. Tremel 2009 Juniorprofessor, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Wurm, Frederik Prof. Frey 2009 MPI-P, Mainz (Germany)
Zymaková (née Zaporozhchenko), Anna Prof. Schönhense 2017 Junior Researcher/PostDoc, ELI-beamlines, Dolni Brezany (Czech Republic)
Zeier, Wolfgang Prof. Tremel 2013
Zerfaß, Christian Prof. Paulsen 2015 PostDoc, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Zins, Inga Prof. Sönnichsen 2011 Senior Consultant, Siemens AG, München (Germany)
Zorn, Matthias Prof. Zentel 2010 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Zur Borg, Lisa Prof. Zentel 2013 Bluestar Silicones GmbH, Lübeck (Germany)