Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Abitur (high-school degree) at the Ehrenbürg Gymnasium Forchheim (high-school), Germany

  • 1993 – 1997
    Chemistry studies at the University of Münster, Germany

  • 1997 – 2000
    Doctoral thesis at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Münster

  • 2001 – 2003
    Postdoc at Yale University, CT, USA

  • 2003 – 2009
    Leader of a DFG funded Emmy Noether independent junior research group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 2007 – 2008
    W3 professor (leave replacement) at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2008
    Habilitation and venia legendi at Heidelberg University

  • 2009
    W3 professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Heidelberg University

  • Since 2009
    W3 professor at the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Gierz, V. et al.: 1,10-Phenanthrolin Analogue Pyridazine-Based N-Heterocycylic Carbene Ligands. In: Organometallics, 31, 2012. pp. 739?747.

  • Wucher, B. et al.: First X-Ray Structure Analyses of Rhodium(III) eta1-Allyl Complexes and a Mechanism for Allylic Isomerization Reactions. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 2009. pp. 4417-4421.

  • Kunz, D. et al.: Highly Ylidic Imidazolin-Based Fulvenes as Suitable Precursor for the Synthesis of Imidazolium Substituted Metallocenes. In: Chem. Eur. J. 14, 2008. pp. 10909-10914.

  • Hafner, T. et al.: Synthesis of Symmetrically and Unsymmetrically Substituted N,N'-Diarylimidazolin-2-ones by Copper-Catalyzed Arylamination under Microwave-Assisted and Conventional Conditions. In: Synthesis 2007. pp. 1403-1411.

  • Moser, M. et al.: 1,8-Bis(imidazolin-2-yliden-1-yl)carbazolide (bimca): A New CNC Pincer-Type Ligand with Strong Electron Donating Properties. Facile Oxidative Addition of Methyliodide to Rh(bimca)(CO). In: Organometallics 26, 2007. pp. 1024-1030.

  • Nonnenmacher, M. et al.: X-ray crystal structures of 10pi- and 14pi-electron pyrido-annelated N-heterocyclic carbenes. In: Chem. Commun. 2006. pp. 1378-1380.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the university council, Heidelberg University, 2008 – 2009

  • Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)


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