Group leader

Prof. Dr. Anjana Devi


Portrait of Anjana Devi


Employment and Scientific Career

06/2020: Honorary Doctorate from Aalto University, Finland.

04/2011 – till date: Professor, Research Group ‘Inorganic Materials Chemistry’, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany

11/2002 – 03/2011: Junior Professor, ‘Inorganic Materials Chemistry’, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

02/2000 – 10/2002: Habilitation Project; Inorganic Chemistry II, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Fellowship: Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, Germany
Project: Precursor Chemistry and MOCVD of Oxide Materials

04/1998 – 01/2000. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Inorganic Chemistry II, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Fellowship: Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany

06/1997 – 01/1998: Research Associate Fellowship, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India



Awards, Distinctions and Honours

2009: Nominated as a member of Global Young Faculty (GYF) and elected as Speaker of the Climate group of GYF, founded by the Mercator Foundation and University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr (UAMR), Germany (www.facing-climate-change.org)

2006: Best Invention Prize (Patent Erfinderwettbewerb) Ruhr-University Bochum (2005)

2002: Research award from the Rector of Ruhr-University Bochum – “Anschub von Forschungsprojekten des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses mit einem Schwerpunkt Frauenförderung”- Research Project for young up-coming women scientist

2000: Habilitation fellowship awarded by Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, Germany

1998: Post-doctoral fellowship awarded by Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany

1997: Research associate fellowship, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

1995: Best paper award at the 10th Symposium on Thermal Analysis, New Delhi, India

1993: Elected member of Student Council, Indian Institute of Science IISc), Bangalore, India

1993: Senior research fellowship (SRF) for PhD studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

1991: Junior research fellowship (JRF) for PhD studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

1991:Gold Medal for securing first rank in M.Sc., Mangalore University, Mangalore, India

1990: Elected member of the Senate of Mangalore University (Postgraduate representative), Mangalore University, Mangalore, India



Professional Activities

Member Editorial Board, Advanced Materials and Interfaces, Wiley-VCH, since 2016

Management Committee of EU-COST-MP1402 in HORIZON-2020: Hooking together European research in atomic layer deposition (HERALD) (2014-2018). Representative for Germany

Member, International Advisory Board, EUROCVD

Project Co-Coordination (2013 – 2017): Networking, coordination and establishment of a Consortium for an EU project Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (MC-ITN); FP7-PEOPLE-ITN, RAPID (www.rapid-itn.eu)

Project Coordination (2009 – 2013): Networking, coordination and establishment of a Consortium for an EU project Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (MC-ITN); FP7-PEOPLE-ITN, ENHANCE (www.enhance-itn.eu)

Co-Organiser: EMRS Conference 2013: Spring Meeting; Symposium N: Atomic Scale Engineering of Multifunctional Nanosized Materials and Films, May 27 – 31st, 2013, Strasbourg, France

Co-Organiser: Plasma Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition within the International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-19), July 2009, held in Bochum, Germany

Co-Organiser: 15th European Conference on Chemical Vapor Deposition (EUROCVD-15), September 2005, held in Bochum, Germany

Other Activities

Advisory Board, RUBION, Central Unit for Ion Beams and Radionuclides at Ruhr University Bochum

Principal Investigator and since 2011, Board Member of Materials Research Department (MRD), RUB (http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/rd/is3/)

Principal Investigator: Research Department Interfacial Systems Chemistry (IFSC), RUB (http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/rd/ifsc/)

Principal Investigator Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions, RUB (http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/rd/plasma/)

Member: European Materials Research Society (EMRS), Electrochemical Society (ECS), Materials Research Society (MRS)

Co-Editor: Proceedings of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), Vol. 9, 2005. Proceedings Volume of the 15th European Conference on Chemical Vapor Deposition (EUROCVD-15) together with R. A. Fischer, H. Parala, M. Hitchman, M. Allendorf

Guest Editor: Physica Status Solidi A, 211, No. 2, 2014, 241 – Atomic Scale Engineering of Multifunctional Nano-sized Materials and Films together with F. Roozeboom, D. Barreca, H. Parala, M. Ritala

Guest Editor: Chemical Vapor Deposition, 20, 2014, 186 – Atomic Scale Engineered Materials together with W. M. M. Kessels