S. Wrabetz was born in Berlin. After high school training as laboratory assistant, she studied process engineering and chemistry. At present, she is working in industry (oil filter recycling company). She received her PhD theses at Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (FHI), Department of Inorganic Chemistry (Ruthenium-doped zeolites, Synthesis, Haber-Bosch-Process, Spectroscopy). Since 1999, she is Senior Scientist at FHI (Surface characterization of heterogeneous catalysts with microcalorimetry and spectroscopy, in situ and operando), administrative deputy to the Department Director.