Prof. Dr. Annie K. Powell

Contact Details

Address Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and
Institute of Nanotechnology,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
76131 Karlsruhe
Phone +49 721 60842135
Fax +49 721 60848142
Citizenship British (born October 20th, 1959 in Lincoln)


1981 – 1985 Ph.D Manchester University, UK; thesis with Dr. M. J. Ware entitled Polycarboxylato Complexes of Iron(III)
1978 – 1981 B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry, Manchester University, UK.


1999 – present University of Karlsruhe (TH), now KIT, Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
1989 – 1999 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
1988 – 1989 Lecturer, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
1986 – 1988 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Freiburg, Germany with Prof. Dr. H. Vahrenkamp

Extramural activities and honours

1996 Ciba-Geigy Award Fellowship
2002 Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
2003 Visiting Professor, University of Otago (New Zealand)
2005 Visiting Professor, North-Eastern Normal University, Changchun, China
2007 onwards Visiting Professor, NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan
2010 Visiting Professor, University of Lyon
2010 – 2014 Julius von Haast Award Fellowship (held at University of Otago)
2011 Walker Memorial Lecture, University of Edinburgh
2012 Wilsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne
2014 Seaborg Lectureship, University of California, Berkeley
2014 – 2015 Walton Fellowship Award as Visiting Professor at University College Dublin

> 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals

> 300 oral presentations at international conferences (plenary, keynotes, invited, and contributed lectures) as well as at Universities and industrial companies

  • Member of Editorial Boards of Inorganic Chemistry (to 2010), Journal of Bioinorganic Chemistry (to 2008), Phil. Trans. A. (to 2013) and Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (current).
  • Reviewer for ACS, RSC, Wiley-VCH, Science, Nature, etc. journals
  • Reviewer and panel member and for various funding agencies, including IRCSET Ireland, EPSRC UK, ANR France, DFG Germany, ENSRC Canada, NHI USA, ISF Israel, FP7 Europe, PRF USA etc.
  • Reviewer and panel member for Baden-Wuerttemberg-Stiftung and Ministry of Arts And Science, Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Regular member of Habiltation panel within Faculty of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, KIT
  • Member of Senate Teaching Committee responsible for Candidates studying to be High School Teachers 2007 - 2011
  • Frequently serve as external examiner on Ph.D thesis committees; as external reviewer for Habilitation candidates; as external member on staff promotion committees; also internal duties on search committees for faculty positions; promotion committees; PhD examination committees etc.
  • Served on Panel of REF 2014 (UK Research Excellence Framework) 2011 - 2014
  • Served on Advisory Panel of MPI für Bioanorganische Chemie, Mülheim an der Ruhr (2009 - 2013)
  • Member of Dalton Council 1995 – 1998.
  • Elected Councillor of Royal Society of Chemistry 2009 - 2013.

Research career