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Curriculum Vitae

10/2019 – present Junior professor (tenure track) in organic chemistry, TU Dort­mund
01/2018 – 09/2019 Independent junior group leader at the Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen
10/2017 – 12/2017 Humboldt-Feodor Lynen return fellow for a research stay with Prof. Dr. Manuel Alcarazo at the University of Göttingen, Germany
09/2015 – 09/2017 Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. Guy Bertrand at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, USA
05/2015 – 08/2015 Employee in the group of Prof. Dr. A. S. K. Hashmi in the Organic chemistry de­part­ment at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
05/2015 Oral PhD defence (summa cum laude)
04/2012 – 05/2015 PhD studies in the group of Prof. Dr. A. S. K. Hashmi in the Organic chemistry de­part­ment at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg; “Correlating the Reactivity of Gold and Boron Electrophiles”
11/2012 – 04/2013 Visiting researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. M. Lautens at the University of Toronto, Canada
06/2011 – 12/2011 External Master’s thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. B. M. Trost at Stanford University, USA
12/2010 – 02/2011 Research stay in the group of Prof. Dr. D. S. Wright at the University of Cambridge, UK
08/2010 – 10/2010 Research stay in the group of Prof. Dr. M. Krische at the University of Texas at Austin, USA
10/2009 – 01/2012 Master of Science studies (chemistry) at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (grade: 1.0)
05/2009 – 07/2009 Bachelor’s thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. A. S. K. Hashmi at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
10/2006 – 07/2009 Bachelor of Science studies (chemistry) at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (grade: 1.0)
2006 Abitur


2020 Emmy-Noether program of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2019 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2018 Liebig-scholarship of the "Fonds der chemischen Industrie"
10/2017 – 4/2018 Feodor Lynen Return Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2016 Karl-Freudenberg award by the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities and member of the “Kolleg der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
2016 Poster prize at the FACS VXI con­fe­rence in Santa Barbara and poster prize and DAAD travel scholarship for the OMOCS 17 con­fe­rence (Fort Collins, USA)
2015 Feodor-Lynen scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (2 years) for Postdoctoral research at the University of California San Diego (UCSD); DAAD postdoctoral scholarship declined
2013 Winner of the in­ter­na­tio­nal Reaxys PhD prize
2013 Participation in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
8/2012 – 5/2015 PhD scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“
6/2012 – 6/2014 PhD scholarship of the “Fonds der chemischen Industrie”
2011 Victor Meyer prize und prize of the Theodor-Curtius foundation for best performance during the Master studies (Ruprecht-Karls-Uni­ver­si­tät Heidelberg)
2011 PROMOS-DAAD scholarship for the research stay at Stanford University (Master’s thesis)
2010 Travel scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” for research stays at Cambridge University (D. Wright) and University of Texas at Austin (M. Krische)
2009 Prize of the Dr. Otto-Hofmann foundation for best performance during the Bachelor studies (Ruprecht-Karls-Uni­ver­si­tät Heidelberg)
11/2006 – 1/2012 Undergraduate scholarship by the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“
2006 Prize of the GDCH for the best chemistry A-levels and Prize of the state Hessen for the 1st place in the second round of the International Chemistry Olympiad
Since 2006 Member of the “Gesell­schaft Deutscher Chemiker“ (GDCH) and the “Deut­schen Physikalischen Gesell­schaft“ (DPG)


Oral contributions:
18. FCI scholar meeting; University of Münster, Germany; 26.02.2020; "Mesoionic olefins – A new class of strong donor ligands"
17. TU Berlin, Germany; 09.01.2020; "Synthesis of Hybrid-Systems Derived from Pyrylium and Pyridinium Salts"
16. Steinheimer Gespräche, Fonds der chemischen Industrie; 16.05. – 18.05.2019; Mainz, Germany; "Photo- and electrochemistry with organic hybrid molecules"
15. JCF-Symposium; 31.05.2018; University of Göttingen, Germany; “Taming the Untamable: From Carbenes and Phosphinidenes to Radicals”
14. University of Göttingen, Germany; 19.10.2017; “Correlating the Reactivity of Gold and Boron Electrophiles and New Insights into Main Group Chemistry”
13. University of Regensburg, Germany; 28.03.2017; “Gold and Boron – Two Useful Electrophiles in Organic Synthesis”
12. University of Münster, Germany; 23.03.2017; “Gold and Boron – Two Useful Electrophiles in Organic Synthesis”
11. Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaire (ISIS); 21.03.2017, France, “Gold and Boron – Two Useful Electrophiles in Organic Synthesis”
10. University of Aachen, Germany; 20.03.2017; “Gold and Boron – Two Useful Electrophiles in Organic Synthesis”
09. 2nd Annual Chemistry & Biochemistry Postdoctoral Research Symposium; 22.09.2016, La Jolla, USA; “From Electrophilic Boron to Electrophilic Phosphorus”
08. Prize lecture at the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities; 20.05. – 21.05.2016, Heidelberg; Germany; “Correlating the reactivity of gold and boron electrophiles”
07. 251th ACS meeting; 13.03. – 17.03.2016, San Diego, United States; “B(C6F5)3 a unique π-Lewis acid – Rearrangement and Carboboration Reactions”
06. 17th JCF spring symposium; 25.03. – 28.03.2015, Münster, Germany; “Application of B(C6F5)3 as π-Lewis acid in Organic Synthesis”
05. 2nd Reaxys Conference; 21.09. – 24.09.2014, Grindelwald, Switzerland; “B(C6F5)3 a unique π-Lewis acid”
04. PhD seminar of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”; 22.05. – 25.05.2014, Wannseeforum Berlin; Berlin, Germany; “Gold and boron – Two Lewis acids for organic synthesis”
03. 16th JCF spring symposium; 26.03. – 29.03.2014, Jena, Germany; “Organic Synthesis with Two Gold Centres”
02. Meeting of the “Fonds der Chemischen Industrie” (FCI); 31.1.2014, Würzburg, Germany; “Gold and boron – Two unique π-Lewis acids”
01. 1st Reaxys Chemistry Conference; 22.09. – 24.09.2013, Grindelwald, Switzerland; “Two Gold Centers combined for Organic Synthesis – New Concepts and Intermediates”


Other conferences attended:
07. Organic Battery Days; 03.06. – 05.06.2019, Jena, Germany.
06. ACS Publication Forum: Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry; 10.10. – 11.10.2018, Heidelberg, Germany.
05. 5th Lower Saxony Catalysis Symposium (NIKAS); 19.09. – 20.09.2018, Göttingen, Germany.
04. Chemiedozententagung; 05.03. – 07.03.2018, Jena, Germany.
03. GAIN-meeting (German Academic International Network); 09.09. – 11.09.2016, Washington D.C., USA.
02. Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting; 30.06. – 05.07.2013, Lindau, Germany.
01. Trost Conference; 2011 Stanford University, USA.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English).