Born on July, 28, 1962 in Aachen, Germany. Studies of chemisty and physics at the University of Cologne. Doctorate in 1994, postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solids State Research, Stuttgart, and at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Nantes, France. Assistant Professor and Full Professor (since 2003) at the University of Mainz, Guest Scientist at Princeton University, USA (1999) and Stanford University, USA (2009/2010), Guest Professor at the University of Caen, France (2000). Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids since December 2011.
Claudia Felser is the chair of the DFG research group “New Materials with High Spin Polarization” and director of the Graduate School of Excellence “Materials Science in Mainz” of the German Science Foundation (DFG).