van Doorslaer, Sabine

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    Throughout my career, I have been working at the interface between chemistry and (bio)physics.  After obtaining a Master in Chemistry (1991), Master in Physics (1992) and PhD in Physics (1996) at Ghent University (BE), I was a postdoc researcher at ETH Zurich at the Laboratory for Physical Chemistry (CH) (4/1996-12/2001). In January 2002, I was appointed as a professor at the University of Antwerp (currently Full Professor) and since 2008, I am Guest professor at the University of Hasselt (BE). I have (co)supervised 20 defended PhDs and am currently (co)supervising 4 PhD students of which 2 will graduate in 2024. 4 defended and 1 running PhD were joint with international partners (via a MSCA EJD project On average 1-2 postdoc(s) are working under my guidance.  I am one of the PIs of the recently founded TSM2 research group (Theory and Spectroscopy of Molecules and Materials) of the Departement of Chemistry (UAntwerp). Furthermore, I am one of the promoters of the Centre of Excellence ‘CASCH – Catalysis for sustainable organic chemistry’ at the University of Antwerp. Together with Sofie Cambré, I manage the UAntwerp EPR facility, which is unique in Belgium.



    • head of department of Chemistry at UAntwerp (4/2020-9/2021)
    • faculty coordinator for the Physics Educational Audit at UAntwerp (2013/2014)
    • vice-head (2009-2016) and head of the education board Physics (2016-2019)
    • President of the European Federation of EPR Groups (2016-2022,)
    • scientific committee member and organizer of many conferences and summer schools
    • board member and secretary of EUROMAR (2007-2013)
    • chair of COSTP15 (2005-2010)
    • management committee member for COST actions CM1306 and TD1103
    • advisory board member of Chem. Chem. Phys. (2006-2012)
    • editorial board member Magn. Reson. (2016-2021)
    • member of the Flemish commission on scientific integrity (2013-2021)
    • FWO expert panel member W&T4 (2020-2025)
    • Vice-dean for Education of the Faculty of Science at UAntwerp (since 9/2021)



    1991 Prize of “Jong KVCV” (Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging/ Royal Flemish Chemical Society) for the most excellent student in Chemistry at the University of Ghent

    2005, EPSRC EPR National Service (Manchester) sponsored plenary lecture at meeting ESR group of RSC in Bath, UK

    2014, Teaching award, Faculty of Science, University of Antwerp, BE

    2018, Bruker Prize and Lecture granted by the ESR group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (