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Visiting professorships in 2017

The Liebig-College invites every year visiting research professor, who give top-caliber lectures and seminars complementary to the themes of the JLU research groups. In 2017 our visiting research professors were:


Prof. Jeremy Harvey (KU Leuven, Leuven)

After a PhD in organic chemistry, and postdocs in physical organic chemistry, computational chemistry, and theoretical chemistry, Professor Jeremy Harvey started his career as an independent researcher in January 1999, and since then he has authored or co-authored over 200 primary publications and reviews, describing work in many areas of computational mechanistic chemistry. A large part of his work has focused on chemistry of transition metals, especially where it is relevant to organometallic chemistry. Also, he has been particularly interested in the chemistry of open-shell species, and in assessing the role of spin states and spin state changes on reactivity. Professor Harvey was our Liebig-Lecturer from 17th - 19th May.

Prof. Yun-Dong Wu (Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen)


 Professor Wu as a theoretical organic chemist is focussing on

1) Reaction mechanism and stereochemistry,

2) Development of accurate protein force fields for protein   simulations,

3) Drug design based on protein-protein interactions.

Professor Wu will was our guest at July 12th.

Prof. Michele Maggini (University of Padova, Italy)

Prof. Maggini is a full professor of organic chemistry since 2000. His current research interests focus mainly on the functionalisation of carbon nanostructures for solar energy conversion and on the development of flow chemistry platforms for the synthesis of functionalized nanosystems and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Prof. Maggini was our lecturer from 16th - 19th July


Dr. Eoghan McGarrigle (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Dr. McGarrigle's group are interested in the development of new synthetic methodologies in Organic Chemistry, mostly stereoselective catalytic methods. They have developed stereoselective glycosylation reactions using conformational control and organocatalytic strategies. Electrostatic interactions are important in both cases. Dr McGarrigle is also interested in developing organosulfur reagents for use in organic synthesis. These include the development of chiral sulfides for asymmetric epoxidation and aziridination, and the development of vinylsulfonium salts for the synthesis of a wide range of heterocycles. Dr. McGarrigle was our lecturer from 14th - 18th August.