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Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr.rer.nat. Falk Liebner

Institute of Chemistry of Renewable Resources
Konrad Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln an der Donau
falk.liebner(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-77413

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ORCID: 0000-0002-8244-8153

Curr. Vitae

2019 - 2024 Distinguished Professor at Aveiro University, Portugal (2019-2024) Department of Chemistry, Aveiro Institute of Materials (CICECO) Invited Chair of Bioeconomy and Biorefinery (part time)
2015 - Associate Professor and Privatdozent at the Institute for Chemistry of Renewable Resources, Department of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
2014 - 2017 Elected Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee, CELL Division, American Chemical Society
2014 - Bestowal of the Venia Legendi for Biopolymer Material Chemistry (Habilitation zum Privatdozenten)
2013 - Key Researcher at the Austrian Wood KPlus - Competence Center for Wood Composites & Wood Chemistry
2011 - 2011 Guest professorship (2 months), Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand II, France, Department of Chemistry, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (Prof. Jean-Marie Nedelec)
2011 - 2015 tenure-track Assistant Professor, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
2009 - 2009 Guest professorship (2 months), Kyoto University, Graduate School of Agriculture, Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science (Prof. Fumiaki Nakatsubo), Japan
2006 - 2010 University Assistant, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Department of Chemistry, Chair for Wood, Pulp, and Fi-ber Chemistry, Austria
1999 - 2006 Senior assistant and lecturer, TU Dresden, Institute of Wood and Plant Chemistry (Prof. Klaus Fischer), Tharandt, Germany
1994 - 1999 Senior researcher at the Brandenburg State Institute for Rehabilitation of Mining Sites (Prof. Joachim Katzur), Finsterwalde, Germany
1991 - 1993 University Assistant at TU Dresden, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Organosilicon Polymers (Prof. Klaus Rühlmann), head of the bioorganosilicon chemistry group
1988 - 1990 Junior researcher, Organosilicon Polymers Innovation Center at Dresden University of Technology, Silicone Research Center Radebeul, Chemiewerk Nünchritz (today Wacker Chemie AG)
1988 - 1993 TU Dresden, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Organosilicon Polymers, PhD thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) Synthesis of bioactive (1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-yl-methyl) substituted organosilicon compounds and receptor (M3) selective antimuscarinic agents (Summa cum laude; with highest honors)
1987 - 1988 TU Dresden, Institute of Organosilicon Polymers, Diploma Thesis in the field of Bioorganosilicon Chemistry: Synthesis and testing of the broad-spectrum fungicide Bis-(4-fluorphenyl)-methyl 1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl-methyl)silane
1983 - 1988 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany, Chemistry; Specialization in Synthetic Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Organosilicon Chemistry, Synthetic Bioorganosilicon Chemistry

Statistik Austria, science classification

Macromolecular chemistry; Materials chemistry; Polymer sciences; Functional materials; Wood research; Nanomaterials; Renewable resources;

Expertise

H774; H774; H774; H774; H774; H774; H774;

Awards

2019 Energy Globe Award Lower Austria 2019, category air
2019 Klaus-Fischer Innovation Award 2019 (Dr. Plappert, supervision)
2018 Advapor Dissertation Award 2018 (Dr. Plappert, supervision)
2018 Rudolf-Sallinger Innovation Award 2018, top ten candidate
2012 FibrePlus Award for "Ultra-lightweight cellulosic aerogels", Austrian Paper Association
1988 Young Investigator Award (Dresden University of Technology)

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2014 - International Society of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials
full member
2014 -2017 ACS American Chemical Society Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials
extended member of the managing board
2013 -2013 Advisory Board, Date Palm Research Center of Excellence, King-Faisal University, Saudi-Arabia
scientific advisor
2013 - Wood KPlus
scientific advisor
2011 - Steering Committee "Scientific Initiative" at UFT (BOKU)
member
2010 - American Chemical Society
full member
2010 - International Humic Substances Society
member
2010 -2010 BOKU Senats-Studienkommision
member
1991 - German Chemical Society
full member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2018 - Sci:
Advisory Board Member
2018 - Fibers:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2016 -2017 Hydrogels:
Top level ( Editor in Chief)
2013 - Chemical and Biological Technologies for Agriculture:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2017 - Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
2017 - Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
2017 - ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
2017 - Chemistry of Materials
2016 - Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing
2016 - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE
2016 - Materials & Design
2016 - BioResources
2015 - Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology
2014 - ChemSusChem
2014 - Journal of Materials Science
2014 - Chemical Engineering Journal
2013 - Bioresource Technology
2011 - The Journal of Supercritical Fluids
2011 -2011 Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly
2011 -2011 Iranian Polymer Journal
2011 - Cellulose
2010 -2010 Journal of the taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
2010 - Carbohydrate Polymers
2010 -2010 Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering
2010 - Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
2010 -2011 Journal of Thermal analysis and Calorimetry
2010 -2010 Journal of Experimental Nanoscience
2009 - Biomacromolecules
2009 - Journal of Polymers and the Environment
2008 - Holzforschung
2008 - Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
2008 - Journal of Natural Products
2007 -2011 MACROMOL SYMP
2007 - Wood Science and Technology: journal of the international academy of wood science

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2019 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: Aarhus University, Danmark Assistant professor (tenure track)/Associate professor position at Ingeniørvidenskab, Department of Engineering
2017 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: University Hamburg-Harburg W1-Stelle, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Zentrum für Forschung und Innovation (ZFI), Kenn-Nr. P-17-03
2005 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Technische Universität Dresden Professur für Holz- und Pflanzenchemie

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2020 -2020 Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding - Romania
2018 -2018 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Canada
2017 -2017 National Research Foundation (NRF) - South Africa
2016 -2016 Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding - Romania
2016 -2016 Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutschland - Germany
2011 -2011 Israel Science Foundation - Israel
2011 -2011 tech2b Inkubator GmbH - Austria

Reviewer/Expert organization

2020 Oulu University
PhD thesis Panpan Li "Deep eutectic solvents in the production of wood-based nanomaterials"
2019 CERMAV-CRNS
PhD thesis Clémentine Darpentigny "Nanocellulose-based materials functionalized in supercritical carbon dioxide for antimicrobial wound dressing applications"
2019 Vienna University
PhD thesis Mohammad Jalalian "Air Templated Macroporous Polymers"
2019 Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
PhD thesis Llyza Ellena Mendoza "Nanocellulose gels: concepts and applications"
2017 Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic
PhD thesis Pavan Mishra "Lignocellulosic Nano-materials: Preparation, characterization and applications"
2016 Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Doctoral Thesis L. Zenker ne Perez Cantu "Added value for the 2nd generation biorefinery: Isolation of lignin and its conversion into nanoporous materials"
2013 Mines ParisTech, Centre de Mise en Forme des Materiaux, Sophia-Antipolis, France
External Examiner for PhD candidate Cyrielle Rudaz; Subject: "Aero-Polysaccharides".
2013 University of Stellenbosch, Department of Wood Science
External Examiner for PhD candidate Phumla Vena; Subject: Integration of xylan extraction prior to kraft and sodaAQ pulping ... to produce paper pulps, value-added biopolymers and fermentable sugars.
2012 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Opponent for PhD candidate Ida Norberg, Subject: Carbon fibres from Kraft Lignin.

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2020 International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
2020 259th Annual Spring Meeting & Exhibition of the American Chemical Society, CELL Division, Symposium "Bio-based Gels and Porous Materials"
Organiser
2020 COST Action 18125 International Training School on Characterization of Aerogels
Member of the Organisation Committee
2020 XXV TECNICELPA and XI CIADICYP Conference 2020
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
2019 6th EPNOE International Polysaccharide Conference, Symposium "Biobased Gels and Porous Materials"
Organiser
2019 Public Chemistry Show
Organiser
2019 257th Annual Spring Meeting & Exhibition of the American Chemical Society, CELL Division, Symposium "Bio-based Gels and Porous Materials"
Organiser
2019 2019 COST Action 18125 International Training School on Manufacture and Properties of Aerogels
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
2018 255th Annual Spring Meeting & Exhibition of the American Chemical Society, CELL Division, Symposium "Bio-based Gels and Porous Materials"
Organiser
2017 253rd Annual Spring Meeting & Exhibition of the American Chemical Society, CELL Division, Symposium "Bio-based Gels and Porous Materials"
Organiser
2016 18th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulp Chemistry (ISWFPC)
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
2015 249th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CELL Division, "Anselme Payen"-Symposium
Member of the Organisation Committee
2014 Chemie-Show am UFT Tulln mit Beteiligung von Kindern der NÖ-Aktion "Technology-Kids" und Schülern des Gymnasiums Tulln
Organiser
2014 3nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB 2014)
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB 2013)
Member of the Organisation Committee
2012 Chemie-Show am UFT Tulln mit Beteiligung von Kindern der NÖ-Aktion "Technology-Kids" und Schülern des Gymnasiums Tulln
Organiser
2011 241th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CELL Division, Symposium on "New Functional Materials from Natural Resources"
Organiser
2009 237th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City CELL Division, Lignin Symposium
Organiser
2009 Chemie-Show für Familien und Angehörige der BOKU (Weihnachtsvorlesung)
Organiser
2008 Chemie-Show für Familien und Angehörige der BOKU (Weihnachtsvorlesung)
Organiser
2007 Chemie-Show für Familien und Angehörige der BOKU (Weihnachtsvorlesung)
Organiser
2006 Sino-German network "Accelerated Rehabilitation of Degraded Semi-Aride Loess Areas of P. R. China by Using Novel Humus Fertilisers Made by Oxidative Ammonolysis of Lignite" - final meeting, SEP 09-11, 2006, Xian (Shaanxi)
Organiser
2005 Sino-German Project „Accelerated Rehabilitation of Degraded Semi-Aride Loess Areas of P. R. China by Using Novel Humus Fertilisers Made by Oxidative Ammonolysis of Lignite" - kick-off meeting, SEP 17-19, Beijing / Xuanhua
Organiser
2005 IKYDA-Project "Criteria selection for the suitability/applicability of peat and lignite as raw materials for the production of soil improvement agents using oxidative ammonolysis" - Final Meeting
Organiser
1999 Jahrestagung des Verbands der Deutschen Kalkindustrie
Organiser
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