Over the next few issues of the ISGS Newsletter, we will present brief bios of the newest members of the ISGS Board, who were recently elected to guide the initiatives of the ISGS for the next six years. Our second installment focuses on Professor Nicola Hüsing, who received her Ph.D. in 1997 from Vienna University of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and the University of Würzburg, under the supervision of Professor Ulrich Schubert. This was followed by an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, working with Professor Jeff Brinker. She is currently a full Professor within the Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg in Austria, and Vice-Rector for Research and Sustainability at the same Institution.
Her broad research interests include the synthesis of materials for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution, supercapacitor electrodes, reversible complexation of heavy metals and organic molecules, oxy-gen-reduction-reaction catalysis, bone regeneration, photovoltaics, etc. She has published nearly 200 papers (H-Index 40 – Scopus) and is a named inventor on several patents.
Nicola was the 2005 recipient of the ISGS’ Donald Ulrich Award and was elected as a full member to the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2015. She was subsequently elected as a member of the European Academy of Science in 2018. She is also a member of the Selection Committee for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.