Prof. Dr. Amitabh Banerji

Team Leader

University of Potsdam
Institute of Chemistry
Dep. of Chemistry Education

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam
House 25, Room: D1.10-1.11

Phone: +49 (0) 331 977 5182
Mobile: +49 (0) 170 2014 236

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Curriculum Vitae
since 04/2019 University Professor for Chemistry Education
University of Potsdam
2014 – 2019 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) for Chemistry Education
University of Cologne, Germany
2012 – 2014 Teacher and Scientific Coordinator (50%)
Junior University Wuppertal, Germany
Research Assistant (Postdoc) (50%)
Bergische University of Wuppertal
2009 – 2012 Research Assistant (PhD)
Work-Group of Prof. Dr. Michael Tausch
Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany
2007 – 2009 Teacher Practical Training (Referendariat)
Herder-Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany
2000 – 2006 Study of Chemistry and Informatics for higher Education (Gymnasiales Lehramt)
Freie University of Berlin, Germany

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2017 Awarded as „Highly Commended“ Project (OLEDs)
At the European Science On Stage Festival, Debrecen (Hungary)
2014 Best Poster Prize
Awarded at the International Conference of Electroluminescence, Cologne
2013 Special Prize of the „Bergische Wissenstransfer“ Prize
Awarded by the Bergische University of Wuppertal
2011 Manfred-und-Wolfgang-Flad Prize
Awarded by the GDCh-Fachgruppe Chemieunterricht, Bremen
2011 – 2014 Multiple 1st Positions in Science Slams
(Different locations in Germany)
Research Interests

Providing possibilities for a modern and motivating science education through

    1. Curriculum Innovation & Research-Based-Implementation
    2. Digital Tools in Science Education


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Current publications:

Banerji (2019). Alles Pixel oder Was?! Wie entstehen die Bilder auf dem Handy? Westermann Verlag, (angenommen zur Publikation am 31.07.2019)

Banerji, S. Zielke (2019). MINTegration – Studierende erteilen sprachsensiblen Fachunterricht für Geflüchtete mit digitalen Medien. Waxmann-Verlag, (angenommen zur Publikation am 6.6.2019)

Banerji, S. Kirchmeyer, K. Meerholz, F. Sc haringer (2019). Teaching Organic Electronics – Part II: Quick & Easy Synthesis of the (Semi-)Conductive Polymer PEDOT:PSS in a Snap-Cap Vial. World Journal of Chemical Education, 7(2), 166-171


A full list of all publications can be seen here.