Susan Schorr named DGK Chair

Susan Schorr is Head of the Department of Crystallography.

Susan Schorr is Head of the Department of Crystallography.

Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr was elected Chair at the German Crystallographic Society’s (DGK) recent annual conference. The conference took place from March 16-19, 2015, in Göttingen, Germany. Prior to her current appointment, Susan Schorr was head of the DGK’s National Committee.

Susan Schorr is the current head of the Department of Crystallography at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and is also a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. The focus of Schorr’s work is on an examination of the underlying structure-property relationships of materials used in energy conversion, for example, in new types of materials for solar cells. In her work, Schorr is drawing on methods for neutron diffraction, synchrotron radiation, and conventional X-rays. In addition, Prof. Schorr is actively engaged in the promotion of junior scientists, as through her work on the faculty of the MatSEC Graduate School and as part of the school’s focus on research management.

DGK, the German Crystallographic Society, is a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to promote crystallography in the educational, research, and industrial settings, as well as in the public sphere. The Society currently has over 1,000 individual members.