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Prof. Dr. Hermann A. Wegner


Prof. Dr. Hermann A. Wegner 

PROFILE: Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry 



Since 6/2013

Professor (W2) for Organic Chemistry at the Justus-Liebig University

10/2012 – 3/2013

Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany Substitution of the Chair for Organic Chemistry (Prof. L. F. Tietze)

12/2006 – 5/2013

Basel University, Switzerland Habilitation “Development of New Processes in Organic Catalysis and their Application to Functional Molecular Materials”,
May 2012 “venia legendi"

9/2007 – 6/2008

Basel University, Switzerland Participation in the “Dozierenden Programm”, May 2008 Certificate in University Teaching accredited by the SEDA

10/2005 – 6/2006 

Merton College, Oxford, UK Stipendiary lectureship. Tutoring organic chemistry.

9/2004 – 8/2006

Oxford University, UK Postdoctoral Research Assistant, “A New Biomimetic Modular Approach for the Synthesis of GKK1032A”, Advisor: Sir Prof. Jack E. Baldwin (FRS)

8/2001 – 7/2004

Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany, Dissertation in Organic Chemistry, July 2004 (“summa cum laude”), “Transition-metal Catalyzed [5 + 2] Cycloadditions: Exploration of Vinylbicyclopropanes and Allenes”, Advisor: Prof. Armin de Meijere

4/2003 – 12/2003

Stanford University, USA, “The [5 + 2] Cycloaddition: New Substrates and Mechanistic Studies”, Advisor: Prof. Paul A. Wender

10/2000 – 7/2001

Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany Diplom, July 2001 (“excellent”) in Organic Chemistry “Synthesis of Extended Aromatic Systems by Palladium Catalyzed Cross-coupling Reactions and Lewis Acid Promoted Cyclizations”, Advisor: Prof. Armin de Meijere

9/1999 – 5/2000

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA “Synthesis and Investigation of Bowl Shaped Aromatics”, Advisor: Prof. Lawrence T. Scott

4/1997 – 9/1999

Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany Vordiplom in Chemistry (“excellent”)

Honors & Awards:

Harris German Distinguished Visiting Professorship (Dartmouth College), Professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (declined), Thieme Journal Award, Participation in the Program “Young Leaders in Science” organized by the “Ernst Schering Research Foundation”, Liebig scholarship of the “Fonds des Verbandes der Chemischen Industrie”, “Ernst Schering Research Foundation” Award Fellowship for postdocs, “Otto-Wallach”-Award of the Department of Chemistry (Georg-August-University, Göttingen) for the best publication of the year, Ph.D. scholarship of the “Fonds des Verbandes der Chemischen Industrie”, Ph.D. scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”, “Fulbright” scholarship, Scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”.



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Postal Adress:

Institut Organische Chemie
Prof. Dr. Hermann A. Wegner
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 17
D-35392 Giessen
Raum B229