Education and Experiences:

  • 01/2021 - 07/2021         Interim Chair for Inorganic Chemistry at Universität Potsdam (time share)
  • 10/2016 - now              Research associate at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (department structure and dynamics of energy materials) with Prof. Susan Schorr
  • 05/2016 - 09/2016        Short term researcher at the Fachgebiet Elektrochemie und Galvanotechnik (electrochemistry and galvanotechniques) at TU Ilmenau with Prof. Andreas Bund
  • 10/2012 - 05/2016        Doctoral research at the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow with Prof. Duncan H. Gregory
  • 10/2007 - 12/2012        Undergraduate studies at TU Dresden (Germany) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (France; 2009-2011) within a binational double master's degree programme.
  • 06/2011 - 09/2011        Summer placement on polyoxometallate catalysed water oxidation with Prof. Greta Patzke at Universität Zürich
  • 06/2010 - 08/2010        Summer placement with fused silica producer QSIL (Langewiesen) on targeted doping of silica glasses

  • 10/2006 - 09/2007        Alternative civilian service in the youth house "Integratives Jugendhaus Ilmenau"

Selected Publications:

J. Breternitz, Y. E. Vilk, E. Giraud, H. Reardon, T. K. A. Hoang, A. Godula‐Jopek, D. H. Gregory. Facile Uptake and Release of Ammonia by Nickel Halide Ammines. ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 1312 - 1321.

J. Breternitz, D. H. Gregory. The Search for Hydrogen Stores on a Large Scale; A Straightforward and Automated Open Database Analysis as a First Sweep for Candidate Materials. Crystals, 2015, 5, 617 - 633.

J. Breternitz, L. J. Farrugia, A. Godula-Jopek, S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, I. E. Malka, T. K. A. Hoang, D. H Gregory. Reaction of [Ni(H2O)6](NO3)2 with gaseous NH3; crystal growth via in-situ solvation. J. Cryst. Growth, 2015, 412, 1 - 6.

E. Ahmed, J. Breternitz, M. F. Groh, A. Isaeva, M. Ruck. [Sb7Se8Br2]3+ and [Sb13Se16Br2]5+–Double and Quadruple Spiro Cubanes from Ionic Liquids. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 3037-3042.

E. Ahmed, J. Breternitz, M. F. Groh, M. Ruck. Ionic liquids as crystallisation media for inorganic materials. CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 4874 - 4885.

J. Breternitz. Master of Science und Diplôme d'Ingénieur. Nachr. Chem., 2011, 59, 587 - 590.

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