With over a decade of professional experience in laser-material interaction and a PhD in the border area of chemistry and physics, I find solutions to find sustainable energy solutions. I have proven my communication and organisational skills in numerous international and interdisciplinary research collaborations and voluntary work. I have gained relevant experience in the planning and realisation of projects and the presentation of project results at conferences and in publications. I take the lead in solving challenges together as a team.

General Information

Full Name Mathias Micheel
Date of Birth 28th March 1989
Languages German (native speaker), English (fluent), French (B2)



  • 2019
    Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    • magna cum laude
    • Thesis: Photophysical Characterization of Dynamically Linked Polymers for Self-Healing Applications (doi: 10.22032/dbt.39209) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek (now Dietzek-Ivanšić)
  • 2014
    M.Sc. Chemistry
    Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
    • Thesis: Substituenteneinfluss auf die Photochemie von 2(1H)-Pyrimidinon (Influence of substituents on the photochemistry of 2(1H)-pyrimidinone) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Gilch
    • Focus on Advanced Materials, Spectroscopy, and Photochemistry
  • 2012
    B.Sc. Business chemistry
    Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
    • Thesis: Entwicklung von Solarzellen sensibilisiert mit Donor-Akzeptor-Farbstoffsystemen (Development of donor-acceptor-dye-sensitized solar cells) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Karl Kleinermanns

Conference Organization

  • 2019 – 2024
    • programme commission (2023, 2024)
    • organization of yPC networking evening & yPC Forum (2022 – 2024)
    • session chair (2019)
  • 2020 – 2021
    CataLight Young Scientist Symposium (CYSS)
    • co-organizer of online conference for early career scientists
    • programme commission
    • session chair


  • 2016 – 2018
    Leibniz-IPHT PhD council
    • founding member and co-chairperson
  • 2017 – now
    Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND)
    • regular member
  • 2021 – now
    Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
    • regular member
  • 2022 - now
    Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG)
    • regular member
  • 2022 - now
    young Physical Chemists (yPC)
    • youth organization of the Bunsengesellschaft
    • 2022 - now: chairperson
  • 2023 - now
    American Chemical Society
    • regular member
  • 2016 - 2022
    Piratenpartei Deutschland
    • regular member