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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:
20. Chemiedozententagung, online; 17.03.2021 “Redox-active hybrid mol­ecules and mesoionic N-heterocyclic olefins”
19. TU Dort­mund, online, 19.01.2021; “Organic redox systems and unusual olefins”
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).