Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie
Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie

Dr. Roger Jan Kutta
Roger J. Kutta
Dr. rer. nat.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie (Prof. Dick)
Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstr. 31
D-93053 Regensburg
Room: Ch 21.2.04 (office), Ch 22.2.31-33 (lab)
Phone: +49 941 943 4450 (office)
Fax: +49 941 943 4488
E-Mail: roger-jan.kutta(at)chemie.uni-regensburg.de


RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Chemical Photo Catalysis.
Biological Photo Receptor Proteins.
Development of Methods in Spectroscopy.
Ultra Fast Spectroscopy.

AUSBILDUNG:
2006-2012: Ph. D. in Chemistry at the University of Regensburg (Dr. rer. nat.)
Thesis Title: - Blitzlichtphotolyse - Untersuchung zu LOV-Domänen und photochromen Systemen
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. B. Dick (University of Regensburg)
2001-2006: Diploma Degree in Chemistry at the University of Regensburg (Dipl.-Chem. (univ.))
Thesis Title: "Untersuchungen der lichtinduzierten Interaktion von LOV-Domänen"
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. B. Dick (University of Regensburg)

STIPENDS:
2012-heute:
Postdoc stipend in the DFG graduate college (GRK 1626) ''Chemical Photocatalysis'' at the University of Regensburg
2006-2009:
PhD stipend in the DFG graduate college (GRK 640) ''Sensory photoreceptors in natural and artificial systems'' at the University of Regensburg

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
2005 - heute:
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

PUBLICATIONS:
2011:
[4.] U. Megerle, M. Wenninger, R.J. Kutta, R. Lechner, B. König, B. Dick and E. Riedle,
Unraveling the flavin-catalyzed photooxidation of benzylic alcohol with transient absorption spectroscopy from sub-pico- to microseconds,
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 (19), 8869--8880, 2011.
2010: [3] K. N. Gherab, R. Gatri, Z. Hank, B. Dick, R.J. Kutta, R. Winter, J. Niziol, J. Luc, B. Sahraoui, and J.-L. Fillaut,
Design of amorphous thin films of azobenzene containing ruthenium acetylides for optical data storage,
Journal of Materials Chemistry, (20), 2858 - 2864, 2010.
[2] K. Lanzl, M. von Sanden-Flohe, R.J. Kutta and B. Dick,
Photoreaction of mutated LOV photoreceptor domains from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with aliphatic mercaptans: implications for the mechanism of wild type LOV,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12, 6594--6604, 2010.
2008: [1] R.J. Kutta, E.S.A. Hofinger, H. Preuss, G. Bernhardt and B. Dick,
Blue-light induced interaction of LOV domains from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,
ChemBioChem, 9, 1931--1938, 2008.

PRESENTATIONS:
2011: [5.] Unraveling the flavin-catalyzed photooxidation of benzylic alcohol with transient absorption spectroscopy from sub-pico- to microseconds,
Bunsentagung 2011, Freie Universität Berlin.
2010: [4] 2-dimensionale transiente Absorptionsspektroskopie an Blaulicht Photorezeptoren,
Bunsentagung 2010, Universität zu Bielefeld.
[3] 2D-Transient Absorption Spectroscopy with a Streakkamera: The Photocycles of Rhodopsines from the green algae Acetabularia acetabulum and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,
GORDON Research Conference on Photosensory Receptors & Signal Transduction 2010, Barga-Gallicano, Italien.
2008: [2] Blue Light Induced Interaction of LOV Domains from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,
IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry 2008, Göteborg, Schweden.
[1] Blue Light Induced Interaction of LOV Domains from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,
Farkas Symposium on Photochemistry in Organized Media 2008, Ein Bokek, Israel.