Torsten Brezesinski

Dr. Torsten Brezesinski

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Institute of Nanotechnology
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces/University of Potsdam, 2005 (with Prof. Markus Antonietti).

Dieter Rampacher Prize (Max Planck Society), 2006.

Sonderpreis für Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen in Brandenburg und Berlin (Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam), 2006.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, 2005-06 (with Prof. Markus Antonietti).

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (German Research Foundation), 2006-08.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles, 2006-08 (with Prof. Sarah H. Tolbert).

Liebig Fellowship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie im Verband der Chemischen Industrie), 2008-11.

Senior Scientist/Group Leader, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 2008-12.

Dr.-Herbert-Stolzenberg-Award (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen), 2009.

ADUC Jahrespreis (German Chemical Society), 2010.

Laboratory Manager/Group Leader, KIT/BASF SE joint laboratory for batteries and electrochemistry (BELLA), Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2012-present.

Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Nanomaterials (Hindawi), 2015-2017.

Member of the Editorial Board of Batteries (MDPI), 2016-present.

Member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Springer Nature), 2017-present.

2017 Reviewer Excellence Award (Chemistry of Materials), 2018.

Member of the Advisory Board of Sci (MDPI), 2018-present.

Member of the Editorial Board of Coatings (MDPI), 2019-present.

College of Expert Reviewers (European Science Foundation), 2019-present.

"Thin Films" Section Editor-in-Chief of Coatings (MDPI), 2019-present.

Outstanding Reviewer for Chemical Communications in 2019 and 2020, 2021.

International Editor-in-Chief of Materials Futures (IOP Publishing and Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory), 2021-present.


His work encompasses the characterization of next-generation battery materials for energy storage as well as the preparation and study of structure-property relationships of polymer-templated mesostructured metal oxide thin films. He is the author of >190 peer‐reviewed journal papers (h-index 62 [Web of Science, as of April. 2023]) and co-inventor of 25 inventions with patents issued or filed.                                                                                                                                                                                        

ORCID: 0000-0002-4336-263X
Scopus Author ID: 6507497313
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Selected Publications

Grosso, D.; Boissière, C.; Smarsly, B.; Brezesinski, T.; Pinna, N.; Albouy, P. A.; Amenitsch, H.; Antonietti, M.; Sanchez, C. Nat. Mat. 2004, 3, 787.

Brezesinski, T.; Smarsly, B.; Iimura, K.; Grosso, D.; Boissière, C.; Antonietti, M.; Sanchez, C. Small 2005, 1, 889.

Brezesinski, T.; Groenewolt, M.; Pinna, N.; Amenitsch, H.; Antonietti, M.; Smarsly, B. M. Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 1827.

Brezesinski, T.; Antonietti, M.; Smarsly, B. M. Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 1074.

Richman, E. K.; Brezesinski, T.; Tolbert, S. H. Nat. Mater. 2008, 7, 712.

Brezesinski, T.; Wang, J.; Polleux, J.; Dunn, B.; Tolbert S. H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1802.

Brezesinski, T.; Wang, J.; Tolbert, S. H.; Dunn, B. Nat. Mater. 2010, 9, 146.

Haetge, J.; Hartmann, P.; Brezesinski, K.; Janek, J.; Brezesinski, T. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 4384.

Suchomski, C.; Reitz, C.; Brezesinski, K.; Tavares de Sousa, C.; Rohnke, M.; Iimura, K.; Esteves de Araujo, J. P.; Brezesinski, T. Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, 155.

Reitz, C.; Haetge, J.; Suchomski, C.; Brezesinski, T. Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 4633.

Reitz, C.; Leufke, P. M.; Schneider, R.; Hahn, H.; Brezesinski, T. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 5745.

Elm, M. T.; Hofmann, J. D.; Suchomski, C.; Janek, J.; Brezesinski, T. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 11792.

Reitz, C.; Suchomski, C.; Wang, D.; Hahn, H.; Brezesinski, T. J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 8889.

Reitz, C.; Wang, D.; Stoeckel, D.; Beck, A.; Leichtweiss, T.; Hahn, H.; Brezesinski, T. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 22799.

Dubraja, L. A.; Reitz, C.; Velasco, L.; Witte, R.; Kruk, R.; Hahn, H.; Brezesinski, T. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2018, 1, 65.

Androš Dubraja, L. A.; Kruk, R.; Brezesinski, T. Adv. Electron. Mater. 2019, 5, 1800287.

Strauss, F.; de Biasi, L.; Kim, A.-Y.; Hertle, J.; Schweidler, S.; Janek, J.; Hartmann, P.; Brezesinski, T. ACS Mater. Lett. 2020, 2, 84.

Teo, J. H.; Strauss, F.; Tripkovic, D.; Schweidler, S.; Ma, Y.; Bianchini, M.; Janek, J.; Brezesinski, T. Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2021, 2, 100465.

Teo, J. H.; Strauss, F.; Walther, F.; Ma, Y.; Payandeh, S.; Scherer, T.; Bianchini, M.; Janek, J.; Brezesinski, T. Mater. Futures 2022, 1, 015102.

Karger, L.; Weber, D.; Goonetilleke, D.; Mazilikin, A.; Li, H.; Zhang, R.; Ma, Y.; Indris, S.; Kondrakov, A.; Janek, J.; Brezesinski, T. Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 648.