Fromm Group

Born in Germany, Katharina M. Fromm was 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. She received her PhD from 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 did 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). After her habilitation in the group of Prof. A. F. Williams (University of Geneva, Switzerland) in 2002, she obtained an Emmy-Noether-Programm II by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), with which she established a research group in Karlsruhe, Germany. Soon after, she accepted a Research Professorship of the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) at the University of Basel, Switzerland. In October 2006, she succeeded to Alexander von Zelewsky as Full Professor (Chair of Inorganic Chemistry) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.