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Frank Osterloh


University of California

Department of Chemistry

One Shields Ave

Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 754-6242

Fax: (530) 752-8995

Email: fosterloh@ucdavis.edu


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Frank Osterloh was educated at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität in Oldenburg, Germany and graduated with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry.  After postdoctoral work (1997-2000) at Harvard University under the supervision of Prof. Richard H. Holm, he joined the faculty in Chemistry at the University of California at Davis as an Assistant Professor in 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006 and to Professor in 2011.



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Since 2011          Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, CA.

2006 – 2010        Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, CA.

2000 – 2005        Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, CA.

1997 – 2000        Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, CA.

1994 – 1997        Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany




2016                   Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

2014                   Richard A. Glenn Award of the ACS (Division of Fuel Chemistry)

2012 & 2013       Research Corporation Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award

2010                   Inorganic Nanoscience Award of the ACS (Division of Inorganic Chemistry)

2010                   DAAD Research Visit Fellowship

1997–1999          Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Postdoctoral Fellowship




Since 2020          Associate Editor for Materials Advances (RSC)

Since 2014          Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A (RSC)

Since 2015          Member, Editorial Advisory Board of ChemNanoMat (Wiley-VCH)

2014                   Chair, ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Nanoscience Subdivision

2013                   Chair Elect, ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Nanoscience Subdivision

2011-2015          Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Chemistry of Materials (ACS)

2012-2017          Chair, UC Davis, Chemistry Graduate Group


Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Member, Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

Member, German Chemical Society (GDCh)

Member, Photoelectrochemistry Working Group, Department of Energy