Prof. Dr. Bigall


  • Synthesis techniques of nanoparticles in terms of shape and composition
  • Micro- and macroscopic assembly of nanoparticles
  • Characterization of functional nanostructures to determine their properties and possible applications


  • Career history

    since January 2018
    W3-Professorship for Functional Nanostructures, Leibniz Universität Hannover

    2017 Offer for W3-Professorship for Physical Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Universität Kassel (rejected)

    2017 - 2018
    W2-Professorship for Functional Nanostructures, Leibniz Universität Hannover

    2013 - 2017
    Head of an independent junior research group at Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, funded by BMBF NanoMatFutur and ERC Starting Grant

    2012 - 2013
    Postdoc (Habilitandin, scientific assistant) at the Leibniz University Hannover, Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

    2011 - 2012
    Postdoc (scientific assistant) at the Philipps-University Marburg, Department of Physics

    2009 - 2011
    Postdoc at the Italian Institute of Technology, Nanobiotech Facilities, Genoa, Italy

    2006 - 2009
    PhD student (scientific assistant) at the Technical University of Dresden

    1999 - 2006
    Graduate physicist (study of physics and meteorology) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

  • Positions

    since 2019
    Member of the board of the Faculty of Natural Science of the Leibniz Universität Hannover

    since 2018
    Deputy Managing Director of the Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

    since 2018
    Member of the Examination Committee for Chemistry (B.Sc. / M.Sc.) / Analytics (M.Sc.) / Material and Nanochemistry (M.Sc.) / Drugs' and Natural Products' Chemistry (M.Sc.)

    since 2017
    Editor of the international journal "Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie" (Journal of Physical Chemistry)

    2016 - 2017
    Spokesperson of the Career Forum (for promoting young academics) of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

  • Honours

    since 2016
    ERC Starting Grant (MAEROSTRUC)

    One of 7 winners of the BMBF's NanoMatFutur competition for young researchers (funding: €2.1 million for 6 years to establish an independent junior research group)

    Caroline-Herschel-Program of the Leibniz Universität Hannover for promoting young female academics on the way towards a professorship

    Professor Schwabe Prize of the Professor Schwabe Foundation of the TU Dresden for outstanding achievements in the preparation of the dissertation