Hermann Gies


Hermann Gies




  • Rationalizing synthesis of zeolites using organic structure directors

  • Solving and refining crystal structures from diffration data sets of limited resolution

  • Solving and refining the structure of adsorbates on calcite, apatite, and zincoxide surfaces using GIXRD data sets

1989 - 2018

Chair in crystallography at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, FRG

1989 - 2013

Member of the structure commission of the IZA

2005 - 2018

Member of INCOE, an International Network of Centres of Excellence: DICP, Dalian, China; RU Bochum, Germany; KU Leuven, Belgium; Tokyo Tech, Japan; Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany

2018 -

Specially Appointed Professor, IIR Nanospace Catalysis Unit, Tokyo Institute of Technology


George T. Piercy distinguished visiting Professor award, University of Minnesota, USA(2013)

2014 - 2016

State High-end Expert at PKU, Beijing China(2014-2016)


Will-Kleber-Gedenkmünze of the association of german crystallographers (DGK) for excellence in research(2018)


Gies, H.: Clathrate mit SiO2 Wirstsstrukturen: Clathrasile. Nachr. Chem. Tech. Lab. 33, 387-392(1985)


Fyfe, C.A., H. Gies, Y. Feng, G.T. Kokotailo: Natural abundance 29Si 2D NMR determination of the 3-dimensional lattice connectivites in zeolites and the direct observation of 29Si-O-29Si couplings in the solid state. Nature 341,223-225(1989)


Gies, H., Marler, B.: The structure controlling role of organic templates for the synthesis of porosils in the system SiO2/Template/H2O. Zeolites 12, 42-49(1992)


S. Vortmann, H. Gies, J. Rius: Ab initio structure solution from X-ray powder data at moderate resolution: The crystal structure of a microporous layer silicate. J. Phys. Chem. 101, 1292-1297(1997)


U. Magdans, H. Gies, X. Torelles, J. Rius: Investigation of the (104) cleavage surface of calcite under dry and humid conditions with GIXRD techniques. Eur. J. Mineral. 18, 83–92 (2006)
M. Bandyophadhyay, O. Korsak, M.W.E. Van den Berg, W. Grünert, A. Birkner, W. Li, F. Schüth, H. Gies: Gold nano-particles in mesoporous MCM-48 as active CO-oxidation catalyst. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 89, 158 – 163(2006)


Markus Reichinger, Wolfgang Schmidt, Vaishali V. Narkhede, Weiping Zhang, Hermann Gies, Wolfgang Grünert: Ordered mesoporous materials with MFI structured microporous walls – Synthesis and proof of wall microporosity. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 164, 21-31(2012)