Bond Activations

Lutz Ackermann / Georg-August-University of Göttingen

July 7, 2021, 2 - 3 pm CEST

Lutz Ackermann

Lutz Ackermann studied Chemistry at Kiel University (Germany) and performed his PhD with Prof. Alois Fürstner at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany, 2001). After a postdoctoral stay at UC Berkeley with Prof. Robert G. Bergman, he initiated his independent research career in 2003 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München. In 2007, he became Full Professor (W3) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. His recent awards and distinctions include the AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2011), an ERC Consolidator Grant (2012), the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2017) and an ERC Advanced Grant (2021).

The development and application of novel concepts for sustainable catalysis constitutes his major current research interests, with a topical focus on electrocatalysis and bond activation.

He is an Associate Editor of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry since 2018.