Lutz Ackermann

Talk Title: Catalyzed C–H Functionalization

Lutz Ackermann studied Chemistry at the University Kiel (Germany), and performed his PhD with Prof. Alois Fürstner at the Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung (Mülheim/Ruhr, 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 an AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2011), an ERC Consolidator Grant (2012), highly-cited researcher (2014-2023, Web of Science), a Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis (2017) an ERC Advanced Grant (2021), a Werner Siemens-Stiftung (WSS) Research Award (2023), and the Otto Roelen-Medal (2024). The development and application of novel concepts for sustainable catalysis constitute his major current research interests, with a topical focus on electrocatalysis, late-stage functionalization, and bond activation for benign molecular architecture with full selectivity control.

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