Professor Stefanie Dehnen received her diploma in 1993 and her doctoral degree in 1996 from the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT). After a postdoctoral stay in theoretical chemistry (1997), she completed her habilitation in inorganic chemistry in 2004. Since 2006, she has been a Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Philipps University of Marburg, and accepted a professorship at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in October 2022. She is a full member of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), the Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences, the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature, and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Stefanie’s work has been recognised with numerous awards, including the 2020 Alfred Stock Memorial Prize of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). In 2022, Stefanie was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation (DFG) – the highest German-based research award – and an ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council. From 2017 to 2022, she has been Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the GDCh, and from 2020 to 2021, she was Vice President of the GDCh. She is an elected member of the Molecular Chemistry Review Board of the DFG, and Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry (ACS).