Special Issue JPhysChemC Prof. Michael Hunger

Very late happy birthday to Prof. Dr. Michael Hunger, former PI of  CRC 1333 project C1 for his 65th birthday!

In his honor and in recognition of his birthday the Journal of Physical Chemistry C just released a Virtual Special Issue on “Advanced Characterization by Solid-State NMR and In Situ Technology”.

Prof. Hunger is an internationally highly esteemed scientist in the field of solid-state NMR applied to the investigation of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions. He is a gifted experimental physicist who developed the MAS flow reactor in an NMR probe, allowing high-level in situ MAS NMR spectroscopy measurements that had seldom been previously performed. He has published more than 270 contributions in high-impact journals and edited several book chapters. He has also mentored over 22 graduate students and postdocs, many of whom have gone on to be active and influential researchers in this field. Prof. Hunger started his career at the University of Leipzig and then moved to the University of Stuttgart in 1992.

Until his retirement in January 2021, Michael Hunger was principal investigator of CRC 1333 project C1 “Solid-state NMR methods for the study of the properties and spatial distribution of anchored metal complexes in porous solids”  Since then, Dr. Michael Dyballa has competently taken over as PI for the project. We thank Michael Hunger for his dedicated work and wish him all the best for his retirement!

In the special issue three articles of CRC 1333 researchers are featured –  one of  those by Prof. M. Hunger himself.  You can find the articles below for your perusal.

Instantaneous Ex Situ Mineral Carbonation Relevant to Alkali Metals in Clay Nanoparticles | The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (acs.org)

Probing the Interactions of Immobilized Ruthenium Dihydride Complexes with Metal Oxide Surfaces by MAS NMR: Effects on CO2 Hydrogenation | The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (acs.org)

A Method for the Selective Quantification of Brønsted Acid Sites on External Surfaces and in Mesopores of Hierarchical Zeolites | The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (acs.org)