Bernd Schroder
  Post-doc Fellowship  
  department: Chemistry  

University education and academic carreer


September 1989 – July 1995: 

Chemistry course at University of Leipzig

Final grade: “Sehr gut” (“very good”)


November 1994 - July 1995: 

Diploma, Inorganic chemistry group (Prof. Dr. L. Beyer/ Dr. F. Dietze)

Title: „Mehrkernkomplexbildung in Lösung- Starr verbrückte vierzähnige Acylchalkogenoharnstoffe“


November 1995 -  July 2000:

Ph.D. thesis at Institut für Anorganische Chemie, University of Leipzig

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. L. Beyer, Prof. M. A. V. Ribeiro da Silva

Title: „Thermodynamische Studien an N-Benzoylthiocarbamidsäure-O-alkylestern, quadridentaten N- Acylthioharnstoffen und verwandten tripodalen Liganden. Komplexbildung mit Nickel(II) und Silber(I).“

Final grade: Magna cum laude


Professional development


November 1995 - December 1999:

Chemistry research at Institut für Anorganische Chemie, University of Leipzig


March 2000 - March 2001:

Chemist at Institut für Anorganische Chemie, University of Leipzig Leipzig (research and teaching)

April 2001 – October 2007

Post-Doc at University of Porto/ Portugal (Thermochemistry group/ Prof. M. A. V. Ribeiro da Silva); Funding: Fundação Para a Ciência e Técnologia, Lisbon

Starting November 2007:

Post-Doc at University of Aveiro/ Portugal (Prof. J. A. P. Coutinho) Funding: Fundação Para a Ciência e Técnologia, Lisbon


Principa Investigator FCT-Project PTDC/AAC-AMB/121161/2010 “Terpenes and Terpenoids: Physicochemical Property Data for Fate Predictions of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in the Environment”



Specific scientific expertise


  1. exact vapor pressure and solubility measurements of organic substances
  2. thermochemistry, energetics of organic compounds, enthalpies of formation
  4. SPARC, EPI Suite
  5. highly precise temperature measurement, calorimetry, thermal analysis
  6. vacuum technology
  7. modeling of temperature profiles
  8. isntrumentation, data acquisition
  9. solution thermodynamics, complex formation
  10. mineralogy, solvent extraction
  11. Synthesis of potential organic biocides, characterization
  12. Compounds: PAH, per- and polyfluorinated substances, thiophene-based materials (for organic semiconductors), other organosulfur compounds (N-Acylthiourea) as model compounds for biocide applications), biodiesel and ionic liquids
  13. Computing: LINUX, Hardware, MS Office, Origin, Corel Draw, Multimedia, Publishing Software, Internet, LabVIEW

Contribution as referee in (peer-reviewed) journals


Chemosphere, Environmental International, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Geoscience Frontiers, Fluid Phase Equilibria