Hermann A. Wegner

Name Hermann A. Wegner
Work Groups Work Group 1 - Synthesis
Laboratory Department of Chemistry
Organisation University of Basel
Website http://www.chemie.unibas.ch/~wegner/index.html
Areas of Research Development of new methods in the area of aromatic chemistry and their application for the synthesis of functional materials
Research Keywords Organic synthesis, Polycyclic aromatics, Catalysis, Molecular functional materials

Areas of Future Interest Development of a nanotube synthesizer

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Brief CV
Hermann began his studies in chemistry at the University of Goettingen. In 1999/2000 he worked for one year in the research group of Prof. L. T. Scott at Boston College on bowl shaped polycyclic aromatics and was awarded the Diplom in 2001 under the supervision of Prof. A. de Meijere with his thesis "Synthesis of Extended Aromatic Systems by Palladium Catalyzed Cross-coupling Reactions and Lewis Acid Promoted Cyclizations". Hermann continued his Ph.D. on "Transition-metal catalyzed [5+2] Cycloaddition: Exploration of Vinylbicyclopropanes and Allenes" in the group of Prof. A. de Meijere, spending one year (2003) in the group of Prof. P. A. Wender. After completion of his Ph.D. in 2004 ("summa cum laude") he moved to the laboratory of Sir Prof. J. E. Baldwin (FRS) for his postdoc working on "A New Biomimetic Modular Approach for the Synthesis of GKK1032". During this time he also taught as a stipendiary lecturer at Merton College, Oxford. In December 2006 he started his Habilitation at the University of Basel as a Liebig fellow. His research focuses on the development of new methods in the area of aromatic chemistry and their application for the synthesis of functional materials.