Fromm Group

Professor Katharina Fromm was born in Germany, raised in France, Germany and USA. She studied Studies of Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and the E.H.I.C.S. (Ecole des Hautes Etudes des Industries Chimiques de Strasbourg; now ECPM) in Strasbourg, France
Her PhD is at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) with Prof. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (now Uni Leipzig) on organometallic compounds with metal-phosphor double bonds (Mo, Nb, Ta)
and her Postdocs with Prof. J. Strähle (University of Tübingen, Germany), Prof. J.-M. Lehn (University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France), and Profs. D. Fenske and R. Ahlrichs (Karlsruhe, Germany)

– Habilitation with Prof. A. F. Williams (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
– Emmy-Noether-Programm II by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Karlsruhe, Germany
– Research Professorship of the SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation), University of Basel, Switzerland
– Full Professor at the University of Fribourg since October 1st, 2006

Awards and Prizes:

-          Innovation award from Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ)

-          Since 2013 elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society

-          Since 2018 elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences

-          Prix Jaubert of the University of Geneva, 2018