Journée internationale des Femmes


Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, former president of the combustion Institute (2012-2016), will be sharing insights on her Pathways in Combustion. Professor Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus held a Chair of Physical Chemistry at Bielefeld University until 2017, where she remains as a Senior Professor since. She has studied chemistry in Bochum with a Ph.D. thesis in atmospheric chemistry and performed her habilitation in engineering in Stuttgart. Research periods and honorary professorships brought her to several continents. She served in multiple academic functions, including the German Council for Science and the Humanities, the Senates of DFG and the Helmholtz Association, and the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She was the President of the International Combustion Institute, an umbrella organization of 35 national societies, and of the German Bunsengesellschaft for Physical Chemistry. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus received multiple awards. She was honored with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic and is a member of six academies, including the Chinese and European Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, and acatech. In addition to her research on diagnostics and chemistry of high-temperature processes, she is also a pioneer of science activities for children and young adults.

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