Eva Freisinger studied Chemistry at the University of Dortmund where she also got her PhD degree in the year 2000. Thereafter she went as postdoc to the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), USA. In 2003, she moved to the University of Zurich, where she first worked at the former Institute of Inorganic Chemistry. From 2008 until 2014 she was researching and teaching as an SNF-Professor. Since then she was working as an independent research group leader at the Department of Chemistry at UZH.