Head of Work Group
Jörg Matysik was born in Essen (Germany). Initially, Matysik went for vocational training as Chemielaborant in the Bergbau-Forschung (Institute for Coal Mining Research) in Essen-Kray before he studied Chemistry at the Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen where he obtained his Chemie-Diplom (1992) in the group of Prof. Bernhard Schrader, working with IR and Raman spectroscopy on tetrapyrroles.
For his PhD (1995), he investigated phytochrome with FT-Raman spectroscopy at the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie in Mülheim an der Ruhr in the group of Prof. Peter Hildebrandt in the department headed by Prof. Kurt Schaffner. As JSPS and Humboldt fellow he worked with Raman spectroscopy on heme proteins in Prof. Teizo Kitagawa's group at the Insitute for Molecular Sciences in Okazaki (Japan). From 1997 to 2012, he has been at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry. Initially he joined as Marie-Curie fellow and Casimir-Ziegler awardee the solid-state NMR sub-group of Prof. Huub de Groot belonging to the bio-organic photochemistry group of Prof. Johan Lugtenburg. Since 2013, he is full professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Leipzig.
Matysik is a recipient of the Jonge Chemici award (2001), the Vidi award (2003) of the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO). He is member of the International Spin-Chemistry Committee and of the Advisory Board of 'Applied Magnetic Resonance'. He was chair of COST action TD1103 on hyperpolarization techniques (2013-2015). Since 2013, he is director of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and head of the Aufbaustudium Analytik & Spektroskopie at the University of Leipzig. Chair of the Fachgruppe Magnetic Resonance (FGMR) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) since 2021.