Lorenzo Tei

Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry, Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy

Webpage
http://people.unipmn.it/tei/
Stay at TUM
Jan. 2015 – Oct. 2015
Host Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger; Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wester
Research Interests
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear medicine, Contrast agents, Molecular Imaging probes
Awards/Honors
J. J. Turner Prize for PhD Thesis Excellence for the best thesis submitted at the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK

“I really enjoyed my stay in Munich with my family. It is a wonderful and very liveable city. The experience at TUM was very stimulating and valuable. I hope it will be the starting point for strong collaborations in the future.”

Marc Taillefer

Research Director 1 at CNRS
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1990 – Mar. 1991
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Catalysis, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Arylation, Cross-coupling, Industrial Applications
Awards/Honors (Selection)
European Sustainable Chemistry Award (2012), Clavel-Lespiau Award, French academy of sciences (2010), Innovation Research-Industry Award, LR Region (2003)

“The Post Doc in the laboratory of Professor W. A. Herrmann has been a key element in my scientific career.”

Jason Love

Professor of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry, EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Homepage
http://www.eastchem.ac.uk/profiles/jason-love/c4ffab20-8692-43e9-a54e-907623fd10c8
Stay at TUM
June 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn, Department of Chemistry
Research Interests
Sustainable Chemistry and Energy, F-Element Compounds, Ligand Design,  Supramolecular Catalysis, Extractive Metallurgy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Royal Society University Research Fellowship (1999-2004)

“My stay at TUM was very valuable, particularly as it gave me the time and space to think deeply about my chemistry, its impact, and its new directions. I interacted strongly with the Kuehn catalysis group to develop new ideas and cement our joint research activities, and built up new relationships with other researchers in the department. I was able to deliver a lecture to the masters students on aspects of chemistry they were not familiar with, and am hopeful that at least one of these students will spend time in my labs in Edinburgh for their Diploma studies.”

Walter Baratta

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Physics and Environment, University of Udine, Italy

Stay at TUM
August 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn, Department of Chemistry & Catalysis Research
Research Interests
Organometallic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, Ruthenium, Osmium, Asymmetric Catalysis
Current Research Projects
Catalytic transfer hydrogenation and hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Solvias Ligand Contest Award, Basel (2008)

Ghada Bassioni

Associate Professor and Head of the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Personal Website
www.asu.edu.eg
Stay at TUM
July – September 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn, Department of Chemistry
Research Interests
Applied Chemistry
Current Research Projects
Magnetic Nanowires, Membrane Technology, Oil Production Chemistry,Green Construction Chemicals, Environmental Aspects
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Highest State Award for young scientists in Egypt in the field of Chemistry (2013), Young Scientist Award 2013 at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China, (2013)

“TUM has rewarded me with my best memories since my studies as a M.Sc. and Ph.D. student and later as a postdoc. Most of what I have learned and what I am today I owe to the TUM and my positive experience there.”

Matt Probert

Reader in  Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of York, York, UK

Personal Website
http://www.cmt.york.ac.uk/cmd/index.html
Stays at TUM
several weeks Jan-July 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter, Chair of Theoretical Chemistry
Research Interests
Structure and dynamics of condensed matter, Density Functional Theory (DFT), electronic structure, computer simulation
Current Research Projects
Study of quantum diffusion of hydrogen on metal surfaces
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Vice-Chancellor of York Silver Award (2011), Lloyds of London Fellow (1999-2001), University of Birmingham Moreton Prize (1989)

“I thoroughly enjoy my visits to TUM. The staff and students are very friendly, and the work is of the highest quality. It is an honour to be here as a Visiting Professor, and I hope the friendships built will be the basis of many collaborations in the future.”

Hiroshi Sekiya

Professor
Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1991 – Aug. 1992
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag, Prof. Dr. Klaus Müller-Dethlefs
Research Interests
Physical Chemistry, Laser spectroscopy, Molecular clusters, Molecular crystals, Dynamics, Photochemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Spectroscopical Society of Japan Award (2014)

“My stay at TUM was very valuable. I and the research team investigated rotationally resolved zero-kinetic energy (ZEKE) photoelectron spectrum of benzene. We successfully observed the highest resolution spectrum in the world. The results were published in three papers (two papers in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., and one in Chemistry Letters).”

Aref A. M. Aly

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1976 – July 1980
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests
Supramolecular coordination polymers and their applications in nano chemistry. Recently using agricultural sorbents for removing organic wastes and metal  ions from industrial effluents and ground water
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1989)

Sakthivel Ayyamperumal

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi , India

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn
Research Interests 
Heterogeneous catalysis development for fine and petrochemical processes, Development of multi-metal oxides for oxidation of hydrocarbon, Heterogenisation of homogeneous catalysis and its applicationss, Development of nano size zeolite and zeolite materials, composite materials for the hydrocarbon transformation
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Japan Society for the Promotion of science (JSPS) Research Fellowship (2006), Max-Planck Research Fellowship (2006), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2004)

“Munich is very beautiful and clean place to stay. I had a wonderful experience during my stay in TUM. Most research articles during my career were published while staying there. I also learned new area of catalysis during my visit.”

Susanta Banerjee

Professor
Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP), Kharagpur, India

Stay at TUM
July 1997 – Feb. 1999
Host
PD Dr. Gerhard Maier
Research Interests
High performance polymers, membrane based separation, hyperbranched polymers, light emitting polymer
Awards/Honors (Selection)
GE Management Award (2005), Defence Technology Spin-off Award (2002), Titanium Medal and Commendation Certifica by the SA to Defence Minister (2001), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1997)

“I stayed 20 months in Munich with my family thanks to the  support from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. We had a very memorable stay at TUM both from personal front as well as research point of view.  I got full cooperation and support from my academic host PD. Dr. Gerhard Maier and the full research group of Prof. Nuyken. Because of this my research project preceded exceedingly well with several research publications in international journals of high repute. The time spent at TUM helped me for my future career development. I found that Professors, researchers, technicians including administrative peoples were very cooperative towards the foreign researchers.”

Walter Baratta

Professor
Dipartimento di Chimica, Fisica e Ambiente, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Stay at TUM
June 1994 – May 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Homogeneus catalysis, hydrogenation, ruthenium, osmium
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First prize of the Solvias Ligand Contest, Basel, Switzerland (2008), Humbdolt Research Fellowship (1994)

Rüdiger Beckhaus

Professor and Chair in Inorganic Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1990 – Feb. 1991
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Hofmann
Research Interests
Inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, homogenous catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Karl-Ziegler Förderpreis der Karl-Ziegler Stiftung der GDCh (1998), Carl-Duisberg-Gedächtnispreis der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (1998), Heisenbergstipendium der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (1992)

“At TUM I had excellent working conditions.”

Tucker Carrington

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Computational Quantum Dynamics
Chemistry Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1994 – Aug. 1995
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Domcke
Research Interests
Theoretical chemistry, quantum dynamics, spectroscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Gerhard Herzberg Award, Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy (2013), Fellow of the American Physical Society, Chemical Physics Division (2007),  Noranda Lecture Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (1999), Humboldt Research Award (1994)

Jyoti Chattopadhyaya

Professor of Chemistry amd Chair of Chemical Biology
Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology,  Biomedical Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Stay at TUM
1995 – 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Ivar Ugi
Research Interests
The concept of Stereoelectronic effects in DNA and RNA and their structural and functional implications, The Uppsala NMR-window concept to simplify the NMR spectra of large DNA/RNA
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Honorary Life Fellow of the  Indian Society Chemists and Biologists (ISCB) for contributions in the area of chemical sciences, Humboldt Research Award (1995), Norblad-Ekstrand Gold Medal, Swedish Chemical Society (1993) 

“It was so exciting and stimulating. Cross-polination of research ideas was excellent. You guys have an excellent environment there. Wish to return sometime.”

Nguyen Quy Dao

Research Director Emeritus
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Honorary Professor
Laboratoire Structures, Propriétés, Modélisation des Solides, École Centrale Paris (SPMS-ECP-CNRS), Chatenay-Malabry, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Dec. 1977
Host
Prof. Dr. Ernst Otto Fischer
Research Interests
Inorganic chemistry, raman and IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, uranyl complexes, correlation structure-properties of inorganic compounds
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First price of the French Chemical Society in Inorganic Chemistry, Price of Instrumentation of the french Society of Physics, Medal of the French-Vietnamese Friendship, Humboldt Research Fellowship (1977)

“It was a great experience for me, from both the scientific and the human aspect. I consider that this cooperation was really profitable for me, but I am sure that it also positively  contributed in some acpects to the Laboratory at TUM.”

Gabriela Iulia David

Associate Professor
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Romania

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1992 – July 1993
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Peter Härter
Research Interests
Analytical chemistry, instrumental methods of analysis (electrochemistry, spectrometry) and their applications in environmental, pharmaceutical and clinical analysis

“Thanks to a DAAD-Fellowship I had the opportunity to spend 10 months at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the Technical University of Munich. My laboratory activity here was related to the synthesis of organometallic compounds. My research work in this for me very new field of chemistry, was directly supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Härter. This stay at the Technical University of Munich and the privilege to work in a team of high qualified researchers offered me the great chance to make my first steps in the wonderful world of scientific research in chemistry. The experience gained at TUM was for me of great importance for my further professional, scientific but also personal development.”

Imre Dékány

Professor
Department of Medical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Member of the Supramolecural and Nanostructured Materials Research Group
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Stays at TUM
Mar. – May 1999, June – Aug. 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Walter Nitsch, Prof. Dr. Johann Plank
Research Interests
Chemistry of interfaces, colloids, nanostructured materials, biointerfaces, polymers
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2013), Gabor Dénes Award (2009), Leo Szilard Award (2008), Canon Award (1999), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

Juraj Dian

Associate Professor of Condensed Matter Physics  
Department of Chemical Physics and Optics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Stay at TUM
May 1995 – Oct. 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Stan Veprek
Research Interests
Silicon nanocrystals, photoluminescence, FTIR, SEM, surface functionalization, electrochemical deposition, molecular recognition, chemosensors
Awards and Honors
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995)

“The Humboldt fellowship at TUM was one of my scientific career heights. I worked in a large group of young people leaded by a skilled and inventive professor. I learned what a material research is and have the opportunity to work with many spectroscopic and characterization instruments not available for me at my home institute. Although the cooperation with my host professor after my return to my home university did not continue, both the scientific and social skills I learned from him were of immense value for my subsequent scientific work and my life as well. My present scientific work is based on principles I have learned many years ago at TUM. Thank you, Stan.”

Ming-Jin Fan

Associate Professor
State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2008 – Jan. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
Research Interests
Lubricant, tribology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008)

“It was an honor and a great pleasure for me to stay at TUM, and also in Munich and in Germany.”

Heinz Guenter Floss

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry 
Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Stays at TUM
Mar. – Aug. 1980, July – Sept. 1986, June – Aug. 1995
Host
Prof. Dr. Helmut Simon
Research Interests
Chemistry and molecular biology of natural products biosynthesis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Dr. h.c. Friedrich Wilhelm Universität Bonn (2001), The Norman R. Farnsworth ASP Research Achievement Award (1988), Dr. h.c. Purdue University (1986), Humboldt Senior US Scientist Award (1980)

“My three sabbatical stays at TUM have been very fruitful both for me and, I believe, also for the German side. The discussion with many colleagues stimulated my thinking and led to some joint research and publications. The stays at TUM also enabled me to visit many other German universities and interact with colleagues with related interests. As a result, in the following years many of these colleagues sent some of their best students as postdocs to my lab; eight of these individuals are now prominent full professors in German and Swiss universities.”

Brian C. Freemann

Associate Professor for Cell and Developmental Biology
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, Illinois, USA

 

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 2011, June – Aug.2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchner
Research Interests
genomics, protein dynamics, protein-nucleic acid interactions, proteomics, regulation of gene expression
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2011), Honorary Hans Fischer Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2011), Educator of the Year, University of Illinois Alumni Association (2009), Fellow of the American Heart Association (2000 – 2002)

Victor J. Hruby

Regents Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1999 – July 2000
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Kessler
Research Interests
Peptide chemistry, biophysics & biology; peptide design & synthesis; asymmetric synthesis; peptide & protein chi space; peptide hormones & neurotransmitters; conformational analysis; drug design; G-Protein couples receptors; intercellular communication
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2010), Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, Americal Chemical Society (ACS, 2009), Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry, Americal Chemical Society (ACS, 2002), Humboldt Research Award (1999) Merrifield Award in Peptide Chemistry, American Peptide Society (1993)

“I had a wonderful, productive stay at TUM giving talks there and at over 15 other universities & companies and developing new knowledge and ideas in chemical biology.  I also had the privilege of giving the Sieman Lecture.”

Dusanka Janezic

Head Laboratory for Molecular Modeling
National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Professor of Mathematics in Natural Sciences
Faculty for Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

Stays at TUM
Nov. 1986, Oct. – Nov. 1999
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Hofacker, Prof. Dr. Ivar Ugi
Research Interests
Determination of structure in inhomogeneous regions of atomic and molecular liquids, and protein dynamics using Monte Carlo simulations, molecular dynamics methods, formalism of BGYB hierarchy of integral equations and RISM formalism of integral equations; Development of symplectic integration algorithms for biomolecular simulations and their application to molecular dynamics simulations of macromolecules, graph theory development, Prediction of protein-protein binding sites, Biomolecular simulations, Virtual screening, and Protein-protein docking
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Zois Award for outstanding achievements in scientific, research and development activities, Republic of Slovenia (2013),  Ambassador in Science of the Republic of Slovenia award (1999), Associate Editor, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (ACS Publication)

“It was a great benefit for me to work and study at TUM first as a postdoc and later as a DAAD fellow

Anant Kapdi

Assistant Professor
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Department of Chemistry, Mumbai, India

Stay at TUM
May – July 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Moniek Tromp
Research Interests
Homogeneous catalysis, natural product synthesis, microwave assisted synthesis, organometallic chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DST-Inspire Faculty Scheme Award (2012), Alexander von Humboldt Return Fellowship (2012), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008)

“It was a scientifically very fruitful stay with a collaboration being initiated between TUM and ICT Mumbai. “

 

Evgeny Katz

Milton Kerker Chaired Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Dec. 1992 . Nov. 1993
Host
Hanns-Ludwig Schmidt
Research Interests
bioelectronics, bioelectrochemistry, biosensors, biocomputing, biofuel cells, signal-responsive materials
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Ranked 63rd amongst the world’s top 100 chemists over the past 10 years indexed by Thomson Reuters in 2011 based on the impact of their published research, ranken 378th in 2010 in the list of top cited chemists worldwide based on his H-index of 60, Kaye Awards for Scientific Innovations, Hebrew University, Israel (2004, 1995), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1993)

“My stay in Germany was very pleasant personally and fruitful professionaly. In one year I co-authorized 10 papers.”

Sergey Ketkov

Professor and Head of the Laboratory
G.A. Razuvaev Institute of Organometallic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia

Stays at TUM
Jan. 2002 – Mar. 2003, Aug. – Oct. 2006, shorter visits in 2007 and 2009
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag, Dr. Heinrich L. Selzle
Research Interests 
Electronic structures and spectroscopic properties of organometallic and coordination compounds
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2002)

“My stay at TUM was both pleasant and scientifically productive. During the research work carried out that time the first REMPI and MATI spectra of a wide number of transition metal sandwich complexes have been measured.”

Gary Kinsel

Professor and Chair 
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1990 – Sept. 1991
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grotemeyer, Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag
Research Interests
Mass Spectrometry, polymer thin films, biosensors, proton transfer reactions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Excellence Through Commitment Undergraduate Teaching Enhancement Award, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2007), Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, University of Texas at Arlington (2002), Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), Award, National Science Foundation (NSF, 1999), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1990)

“Probably one of the most productive and exciting periods of my professional career.  I accomplished many things and made lots of great friends that I still treasure.  Plus, I fell in love with Munich and have made a habit of coming back to visit as often as I am able.”

Theofanis Kitsopoulos

Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
Affiliated Researcher 
Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL-FORTH)
Visiting Professor
Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2004 – June 2005
Host
Prof. Vladimir E. Bondybey
Research Interests
Chemical dynamics, ion imaging, spectroscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2004), Bodossaki Foundation Science Award (2003), University of California Regents Fellow, Berkeley (1988 – 1989)

“The opportunity given to me by the Humboldt Foundation was invaluable  as it introduced me to the German research environment, strengthened my collaborations with the Germany Scientific Community and was the reason for my return in 2012 to Germany once again to pursue further research collaborations on a longer term basis. “

Dongyang Li

Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Research Fellow
Intelligent Bioindustrial Equipment Innovation Team, College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Stay at TUM
Jan. – July 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Niessner, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Knopp
Research Interests
Immunoassay, biosensor, food safety, magnetic beads, mycotoxin

“My stay at TUM was very helpful for my research and nice at a personal level, also due to the multi-cultural experience and the international vision that I could develop there.”

Huanrong Li

Professor
School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), Tianjin, China

Stay at TUM
July 2003 – Oct. 2004
Host
Prof. Dr. Reiner Anwander
Research Interests
Luminescent material, host-guest, lanthanide, zeolite, ionic liquid
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2003)

“My stay at TUM was enjoyable and profitable.”

Sheng Hsien Lin

Lifetime Distinguished Chair Professor
National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1979 – July 1980, Jan. – Mar. 1987, May – July 1994 and for many years since 1981 during summer
Host
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag
Research Interests
Theoretical chemistry, photochemistry, molecular spectropies, chemical kinetics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
US Senior Scientist Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (1979-1980), John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1971 – 1973), Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1967 – 1969)

“My host has been Prof. Edward W. Schlag. He is an experimentalist and I am a theorist, so we have been collaborating since the 1970s. Even now we still publish papers together. Every time I visited TUM. Prof. Hofacker, also a theorist, always provided an office for me. Before Prof. Schlag retired, I visited him and his group every summer. Even now I still visited TUM quite frequently.”

Stephen J. Lippard

Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Aug. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, neurochemistry, synthesis, reactivity, and structure determination of transition complexes, mechanisms of action of platinum anticancer drugs, chemistry and catalysis at diiron, methane monooxygenase, zinc and NO signaling at the synapse
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Priestley Medal, American Chemical Society (2014), Linus Pauling Medal (2009), National Medal of Science (2004)

José María López de Luzuriaga

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Departamento de Química (Área de Química Inorgánica), Estudios Agroalimentarios e Informática, Facultad de Ciencias, University of La Rioja,  Logroño, Spain

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Dec. 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests 
Coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, metal-metal interactions, eleven group metals, luminescence
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996), Extraordinary Doctorate Prize (1996)

“One of the most formative experiences of my life.”

Salvador Antonio López Méndez

Professor of Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, and Industrial Chemical Processes
Department of Chemistry, West Multidisciplinary Faculty, University of El Salvador, Santa Ana, El Salvador

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1994 – Aug. 1997
Host
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Wabner
Research Interests
Electrochemistry, organic chemistry, synthesis, tissue culture, chemical reactors, biochemical reactors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
1st Prize of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), for the Invention: “Green Production Method of Phenol from Benzene” Geneva and San Salvador (2006), Award “Best Invention in Chemistry” issued by the National Registration Center (NRC) at the “Inventions 2003” (2003), Award “Best Invention in Chemistry” issued by the National Registration Center (NRC) at the “Inventions 2002”(2002)

“Pleasant memories of the lectures of Prof. Dr. Helmut Tiltscher – God rest his soul – who introduced me to the design of chemical reactors and bioreactors; as well as the working group of Prof. Dr. D. Wabner, who teach me about electrochemical reactors. Experiences that were the basis of ​​my research up to this day”.

Yizhak Marcus

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Stay at TUM
July – Sept. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Franz Baumgärtner
Research Interests
Chemistry of liquids and solutions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1971)

“During my stay at TUM I had very good minteractions with my host, with Dr. J.I. Kim, and other members of the Radiochemistery group.”

Stephen F. Martin

Professor M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Regents Chair in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 1995, June – Aug. 1997
Host
Prof. Dr. Horst Kessler
Research Interests
synthetic organic chemistry, natural products, bioorganic chemistry, protein-ligand interactions, enzyme inhibitors, medicinal chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC) Senior Award (2013) Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005), Wyeth Research Award, (2003), Humboldt Research Award (1995)

“My stay at TUM was very enjoyable and productive.”

William H. Miller

Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Stay at TUM
July 1981 – July 1982
Host
Prof. Dr. G. Ludwig Hofacker
Research Interests
Chemical dynamics, semiclassical approximations to quantum mechanics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences (2010), Welch Award in Chemistry (2007),  Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry (1996), Humboldt Research Award (1981)

“It was a most enjoyable year in Munich, both professionally and personally.    My daughters were in the 4th and 6th grade in local schools (Alte Heide, and Willi Graf), and even today they are still quite fluent in German.”

 

Sylvain Nlate

Associate Professor
Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nanoobjects, Department of physical chemistry, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1995 – Oct. 1996
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang. A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer
Research Interests
Dendritic polyoxometalate (POM) hybrids and their use in catalysis, including asymmetric catalysis, self assembled nano-polyoxometalate catalysts and asymmetric catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Journal Grant for International Authors, Royal Society of Chemistry (2004), Hubert Curien Grant, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2004), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995 – 1996)

“I spent excellent moments at TUM. The Alexander von Humboldt grant was a great opportunity for me to join one of the best Institute in inorganic and organometallic chemistry in the world. My research experience was successful with five publications, including one in Angewandte chemie. To resume, my stay at TUM was just one of my best work experience, with excellent supervisors.”

Gottfried Otting

Professor
Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Stay at TUM
Jan. – July 2010
Hosts
Prof. Steffen Glaser and Prof. Michael Sattler
Research Interests
Method development for structural biology and drug discovery
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2010), Honorary Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship (2009), Wallmarkska Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1996), Latsis Prize of the ETH-Zürich (1992)

“There are few places where NMR spectroscopy is taught as well as at TUM.”

Gianfranco Pacchioni

Full Professor of Solid State Chemistry and Vice Rector for Research
Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Università Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Stay at TUM
May – Oct. 1993, July – Sept.1994, July – Sept. 1995
Host
Prof. Dr. Notker Rösch
Research Interests
Theory of chemisorption, electronic structure of oxide surfaces and bulk materials, defects in oxides, supported nanoparticles, heterogeneous catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award  (2005), Premio Nazionale Federchimica “Per un futuro intelligente” (1996), Gold Medal “Raffaello Nasini”, Società Chimica Italiana (1994)

“It has been a very successful and pleasant stay both on the professional and personal sides.”

Rinaldo Poli

Professor
École Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologique (ENSIACET), University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Stay at TUM
Aug. 1993 – July 1994
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Effects of the spin state in organometallic reactivity, hydrides and dihydrogen complexes; controlled radical polymerization, high oxidation state aqueous organometallic chemistry and oxidation catalysis, homogeneous catalysis: intermolecular hydroamination of non-activated olefins, chiral ligands, their coordination chemistry and catalytic applications
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Senior Award of the “Interdivisional Group of Organometallic  Chemistry” of the Italian Chemical Society (2010), Senior Award of the “Division of Coordination Chemistry” of the French  Chemical Society (2010), Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2007-17)

“My stay allowed me to establish ties with several German scientists, to participate in the research of the host group through the co-supervision of one Ph.D. student (two joint publications have resulted from this activity), and to become aquainted with the German culture, traditions and language.”

 

Eli Pollak

Professor and Chair
Chemical Physics Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Stays at TUM
Oct. – Nov. 2012, Oct. – Nov. 2013
Host
Prof. Dr. Mathias Nest
Research Interests
Theoretical chemistry, molecular dynamics, quantum, semiclassical  and classical mechanics, rate theory, surface scattering, photochemistry, nonradiative transitions, photoinduced cooling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Award Research Award (1996), Fellow of the  American Physical Society (1995)

“Joint research on the semiclassical theory of correlated electron systems; Coherent control method for obtaining eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of large systems.”

Charles Kirkham Rhodes

The Albert A. Michelson Professor Emeritus of Physics and Director
Laboratory for X-Ray Microimaging and Bioinformatics, Department of Physics (m/c 273), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stays at TUM
1991 – 1992, Feb. – July and Nov. 1993, Jan. – Mar. and Oct. – Nov. 1994
Host
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag
Research Interests
High power density states of matter, X-ray amplification, particle physics, cosmology, number theory
Awards/Honors (Selection)
UIC Inventor of the Year Award (2000), Thomas A. Murphy University Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago (1994-1995), Humboldt Research Award (1992), Individual Achievement Award, Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (1989)

“During my stay at TUM, a fundamentally new concept concerning the achievement of x-ray amplification was invented. Actually, the key insight appeared suddenly at the old BESSY Speicherring in Berlin during a visit to that facility and written out there in less than two hours. This idea has rolled forward non-stop for more than 20 years, yielded an abundance of truly superior results, and points persuasively to its future extension into the gamma-ray region. Hence, the good news in 1992 from TUM/AvH in Garching continues to play.”

Upkar Sadana

Professor and Head
Department of Soil Science
Director
CAFT in Soil Science, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1992 – Dec. 1993
Host
Prof. Dr. Norbert Claassen
Research Interests
Wheat cultivars, rice cultivars, micronutrients, efficiency mechanisms, nutrients dynamics in rhizosphere, mechanistic models
Awards/Honors (Selection)
International Zinc Association-FAI award on promoting the use of zinc in Indian Agriculture (2012), S.N. Ranade Memorial Award for excellence in Micronutrients Research (2000-2001), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1992), Indian Science Congress Association Pran Vohra Award for Young Scientists for significant research work in the field of Agricultural Sciences (1989)

“I enjoyed my stay and working at TUM and was able to develop new simple method to study oxidizing power of rice roots using oxidation of Fe in the rhizosphere for screening rice varieties suitable for Fe toxic and Fe deficient soils.”

Andrzej Ludwik Sobolewski

Professor of Physics
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Stays at TUM
July 1985 – Nov. 1986, Sept. – Nov 1987, Aug. – Oct. 1990, Jan. – Feb. 1992
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Domcke
Research Interests
electronic structure of excited states, phototoinduced chemical reactions, electron transfer, proton transfer, radiationless decay, photoisomerization
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Elected Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2013), Smoluchowski-Warburg Medal of the German and Polish Physical Societies (2009), Copernicus Award of DFG and FNP (together with Professor Wolfgang Domcke, TUM), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1985)

“About one hundred of common research papers published in over a quarter of century of collaboration ist the best compliment on the quality of our relations.”

Kenkichi Sonogashira

Professor Emeritus
Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan

Stay at TUM
Dec. 1966 – Nov. 1967
Host
Prof. Dr. Ernst Otto Fischer
Research Interests
Organometallic chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, discoverer of the Sonogashira coupling
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellow (1966)

“My study in the TUM was very useful to later my life. I am very grateful to Professor Ernst Otto Fischer.”

Andrew Streitwieser

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Stays at TUM
Jan. – July 1976, varying lengths of time during summers in succeeding years
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ivar Ugi, Prof. Dr. Notker Rösch
Research Interests
computational organic chemistry, acidity and basicity, enolate ions, ions and ion pairs
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Roger Adams Award (2009), Corresponding Member, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (1993), Cope Scholar Award (1989), Humboldt Research Award (1976)

“In 1976 I was associated mostly with Professor Ugi and with Johann Gasteiger, but I met and interacted with Notker Rösch. We collaborated on a research project that involved several trips to the TUM (and by visits of Rösch to Berkeley) during succeeding summers and led to several joint publications. While at the TUM in 1976 I also met with chemists at the Universität München – I spent a month there in 2008 and gave some lectures.”

Dominique Sugny

Associate Professor
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Stay at TUM
Jan. – June 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Steffen J. Glaser
Research Interests
Optimal control theory, nuclear magnetic resonance, quantum control

Venkatesan Thimmakondu

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Goa Campus, Pilani, India

Stay at TUM
Mar. 2008 – Sept. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Domcke
Research Interests
Quantum chemistry of radicals, excited electronic states, vibronic coupling and molecular spectroscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008), CSIR Senior Research Fellow (2006), UGC UPE Doctoral Fellow (2004)

“Working at TUM was one of the most enjoyable experiences in my academic career. Regular interaction with my host, Prof. Dr. Domcke, and other colleagues in the department gave me a comprehensive knowledge and visibility in my own field. Of course, a well developed infrastructure and most organized supportive staff at TUM made my life much easier in a foreign land.”

Terry Don Tilley

Professor of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Stays at TUM
June – Aug. 2000, June – July and Sept. 2001, May – July 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests
Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic, organometallic, silicon, and materials chemistry.  Coordination polymerizations, polymer synthesis and organic electronic materials.  Molecular precursors to solid state materials and nanostructures. Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. Solar energy conversions to chemical fuels
Awards/Honors (Selection)
ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, (2014), Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013), ACS Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry (2008), Centenary Lectureship and Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry (2007), Wacker Silicon Award (2003), ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry (2002)

“My stay at TUM resulted in long-lasting friendships and professional relationships with German scientists. It gave me a much greater appreciation for the quality and unique perspective of the German chemical community, and in particular the strengths of the TUM.”

Jian-Qiang Wang

Professor and Deputy Director
Center for Thorium Molten Salt Reactor System,Nuclear, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Fässler
Research Interests
Hybrid Energy System, energy material and chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2007)

“I stayed at TUM for three years in apostdoctoral position in the chemistry department. It was a crucial experience for my career. I did cluster synthesis research at TUM. Although I changed my research interest to energy chemistry since then, the methods and thinking I was confronted with at TUM arestill useful for my current job.”

Mei Wang

Professor
State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian , China

Stay at TUM
July 1989 – Feb. 1991, July – Dec. 1992
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Research Interests
Chemical mimics of hydrogenases, photo- and electrocatalytic water splitting and hydrogen production with nonprecious metal-based catalysts

“The experience at TUM is a very happy memory for me. It gave me a chance not only to learn more knowledge in chemistry, but also to open my eyes to broader world. I can never forget the time I stayed in Germany and the friends who helped me a lot there.”

Robert West

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry, Usiversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Founder and President 
Silatronix Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. – Dec. 1960, Sept. – Nov. 1971, Oct. – Nov. 1990, June 1992, June – July 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur
Research Interests
organosilicon chemistry, electrolytes, muon spin resonance
Awards/Honors (Selection)
WCU Distinguished Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul (2009), Main Group Chemistry Award (1989), Kippping Award, American Chemical Society (ACS, 1970), Alexander von Humboldt Award (1989)

“My visits were have been of tremendous valus, provising opportunities for me to meet and work with chemists throughout Germany.”

Piotr Paweł Wieczorek

Professor and Dean
Division of Analytical and Ecological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Opole University, Opole, Poland

Stays at TUM
July – Sept. 1995, Feb. – Mar. 1996, July 2004
Host
Prof. Dr. Walter Nitsch
Research Interests
Transport mechanisms of organic compounds through liquid membranes, separation and preconcentration of organic compounds, sample preparation of xenobiotics using supported liquid membranes (SLM) and solid phase extraction (SPE) prior to further analysis, determination of xenobiotics in environment and food samples, separation of enantiomers and determination of their optical purity, investigation of biological activity of allelochemicals, phosphoorganic compounds and other xenobiotics, isolation and structure determination of  natural products, biodegradation of xenobiotics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Polish Ministry of Education Scientific Awards (1983, 1989, and 2002), Polish Chemical Society Kemula’s Scientific Award (1998), Medal of National Educational Council (1995)

“Very efficient and good time, both from scientific and personal sides.”

Yusuf Yagci

Professor
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Letters, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Stays at TUM
Apr. – June 2001, Apr.- June 2003
Host
Prof. Dr. Oskar Nuyken
Research Interests 
Polymer synthesis, polymer modifications, functional polymers, photopolymerization, macromolecular architecture, advanced polymers
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Science Award, Turkish Scientific and Technological Council (Tubitak, 1994), International Award, The Society of Polymer Science (JSPS, 2008), Comstech International Chemistry Award, OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (2011). Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

“Although it was a short period, I consider my stay in TUM was a fortunate time of my academic life. Scientifically we had several important publications and one chapter in “Encyclopedia of  Polymer Science” in the field of synthetic polymer chemistry as a result of fruitful collaboration. Every Thursday afternoon we used play soccer with the members of the group. I still keep in my office the  soccer ball signed by all the group members. My wife and daughter enjoyed the beautiful city of Munich. We always put our hands into the mouth of the lion status with the hope of visiting Munich again. I thank Prof. Nuyken once more for facilitating such wonderful stay.”

Hisashi Yamamoto

Director
Molecular Catalyst Research Center, Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan
Professor Emeritus
The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Professor Emeritus
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Stays at TUM
Sept. 2007, June 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
Research Interests
Organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, lewis acid catalysis, Brønsted acid catalysis, catalytic asymmetric oxidation
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS, 2009), The Japan Academy Award (2007), Humboldt Research Award (2007), Tetrahedron Prize (2006)

Wei-Bing Zhang

Associate Professor
School of Physics and Electronic Sciences, Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUT), Changsha, China

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter
Research Interests
Density functional theory, surface morphology, strong electronic correlations
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2009), Boosteel educational outstanding student award

“At TUM, I lived the life that I wanted.”

 

 Xiangge Zhou

Professor of Chemistry
College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Stays at TUM
Mar. 2002 – July 2003
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn
Research Interests
Organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Chinese Education Ministry’s Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (2010), Sichuan Provincial Outstanding Youth Foundation (2008)

“I have precious memories of my stay at TUM. It was not only beneficial to my academic career, but also to my life back in my homeland.”

Jinglin Zuo

Director
State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Stays at TUM
July 2000 – Nov. 2001, July 2010, July 2013
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn
Research Interests
Magnetic, conductive and multifunctional molecular materials relating to information storage, metal-metal bonding complexes and molecular wires, nitrogenase and the mechanism for the activation of nitrogen-molecule
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS, 2013), Cheung Kung Scholar of Ministry of Education, China (2009), Distinguished Young Scholar, Natural Science Foundation of China (2007), The Second Class National Natural Science Award, China (2004)