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Dr. Julio Fernandez-Cestau – After a long period with us as MSCA post-doc and sub-group leader, he was awarded with the Ramon y Cajal Fellowship to become group leader in a tenure-track professorship path at the University of La Rioja.

Dr. Mattia Nieddu – Bioeconomy Innovation Award, Technical University of Munich – Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability 

Dr. Jesús Agustín Banda Vázquez – Bioeconomy Innovation Award, Technical University of Munich – Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability



Dr. Yanyan Duan – After the excellent Yanyan’s PhD, she was appointed as tenured Associate Professor at Nanjing University in 2022. She will combine it with a Humboldt post-doc fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart.

M.Sc. Luca Maria Cavinato – Young Researcher Award from Symposium D1, E-MRS Spring Meeting 2022

M.Sc. Luca Maria Cavinato – Finalist of the European Young Chemist Award EuChemMS

M.Sc. Luca Maria Cavinato -RSC Horizon Prize of the Dalton Division 2022

M.Sc. Marco Hasler – Master Thesis Award called ‘Wissenschaftspreis Straubing 2022’

Dr. Julio Fernandez-Cestau – RSC Horizon Prize of the Dalton Division 2022



Dr. Elisa Fresta – After her PhD, she got 3 post-doc grants: Juan de la Cierva Fellowship at IMDEA Nanoscience, Severo Ochoa post-doc fellowship at ICFO, Humboldt Fellowship at University of Heidelberg. She decided to become a Humboldt post-doc fellow since 2021.

M.Sc. Sara Ferrara – Best Presentation Award at E-MRS Spring Meeting 2021.



Dr. Verónica Fernández-Luna – After her great PhD, she became leader of the department digital transformation at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Dr. Juan Pedro Fernández – Short before we moved to TUM, he became Associated Professor at U. Carlos III.

Dr. Elisa Fresta – Her PhD led to >25 papers and 3 awards: Best PhD Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Best PhD of Madrid Region, Best PhD in Nanomaterials by RSQE.



Dr. Maria Bidikoudi – After a successful post-doc period, she became permanent member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of the Peloponnese.



Dr. Juan Pedro Fernández – After joining our group, Dr. Fenández was appointed as tenured researcher at IMDEA Materials.


Chair of Biogenic Functional Materials

Schulgasse 22
94315 Straubing


Head of the Chair

Prof. Dr. habil. Rubén D. Costa
Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-470


Theresa Rothammer
Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-480