Debye Visiting Chair 2024

The Debye Visiting Chair is a six-week chair for an eminent scientist in the field of Catalysis, Colloids or Nanophotonics.  The visiting chair gives a lecture series for the institute's PhD candidates and a colloquium. The lecture series is part of the PhD educational program of the Debye Institute (1.0 ECTS). Besides improving knowledge about the institute's research topics, the VC program also aims to stimulate collaboration and scientific discussions between the Visiting Chair and the members of the institute.

Kathleen Stebe portrait
Kathleen Stebe

Prof. Dr. Kathleen Stebe, representing the University of Pennsylvania, will hold the 2024 Debye Visiting Chair at the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science. She will be at the Debye Institute from June 10 to July 12.

Throughout this period, Prof. Stebe intends will present a series of three lectures and one colloquium for Debye researchers. This visiting professorship is designed to enhance collaboration on shared research interests.

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Previous Debye Visiting Chairs


Dr. Leo Cross

Atom and Molecule Manipulation group, IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory


Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic


Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic


Prof. Joanna Aizenberg

Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology, Harvard University, USA


Prof. Peng Chen

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, USA


Prof. Otto L. Muskens

School of Phyics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, UK


Prof. Roberto Piazza

Department of Chemistry, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Politecnic University of Milan, Italy


Prof. Miquel Costas

Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis, University of Girona, Spain


Prof. Daniel Gamelin

Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, USA


Prof. Christophe Delerue

University of Lille, France / National Center for Scientific Research, France


Prof. David Pine

Center for Soft Matter Research, Department of Physics, New York University, USA


Prof. Christopher B. Murray

Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, USA