Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017 Deputy Dean of the Chemistry section

  • Since 2013
    Professor of organic chemistry at Stockholm University (SU)

  • 2009 – 2013
    Associate Professor ("Lektor")

  • 2008

  • 2006
    Assistant Professor, SU

  • 2004 – 2005
    Assistant supervisor, group of Prof. J.-E. Bäckvall, Stockholm University

  • 2003 – 2004
    Post doc, Bristol University, UK: The project started out as a total synthesis of (-)-Epibatidine, and was later widened to include methodology studies on alfa-arylation of ketones.

  • 1998 – 2002
    PhD studies, Stockholm University (SU) and KTH (Stockholm): The PhD project dealt with asymmetric, divergent synthesis of vicinal amino alcohols via vinylepoxides and vinylaziridines.

  • 1998
    MSc after a project work at Akzo Nobel Central Research in Arnhem, The Netherlands

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied Chemical Engineering at LuTH (Luleå) and LTH (Lund)

  • 1972
    Born in Sundsvall, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Efficient O-Functionalization of Carbohydrates with Electrophilic Reagents, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11226-11230

  • One-Pot C-H Functionalization of Arenes via Diaryliodonium Salts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8928-8932.

  • Metal-Free One-Pot Synthesis of Benzofurans, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 8888-8892.

  • Metal-Free Synthesis of Aryl Ethers in Water, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 6070-6073.

  • Arylation with Unsymmetrical Diaryliodonium Salts – a Chemoselectivity Study, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 10334-10342.

  • Room Temperature, Metal-Free Synthesis of Diaryl Ethers with Use of Diaryliodonium Salts, Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 1552-1555.

  • alfa-Functionalization of Carbonyl Compounds using Hypervalent Iodine Reagents, Synthesis 2011, 517-538. (Review)

  • Diaryliodonium salts – from Obscurity to Fame, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 9052-9070. (Review)

  • Regiospecific One-Pot Synthesis of Diaryliodonium Tetrafluoroborates from Arylboronic Acids and Aryl Iodides, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 4602-4607.

  • Efficient and General One-Pot Synthesis of Diaryliodonium Triflates: Scope and Limitations, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2007, 349, 2610-2618.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Efficient & practical synthesis of hypervalent iodine reagents

  • Metal-free applications of diaryliodonium salts in organic synthesis

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Journal of Organic Chemistry Editorial board

  • ChemistryOpen Editorial board

  • FCT, Portugal – evaluation committy

  • ERC – Expert Referee several times

  • Swedish Research Council – in the NT-6 evaluation committy twice

  • Carl Trygger Foundation – board member

  • EuCheMS – Board Member in the Division of Organic Chemistry

  • European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (ESOC) – Scientific Committee member

  • Swedish Chemical Society – Board member in the Div. of Organic Chemistry

  • Elector for the Swedish Research Council

Additional qualifications

  • Assistant supervisor /2nd post doc position in 2005

  • Participation in several leadership courses for academics

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Family with 2 children (5 & 7 years old)

  • Long distance competition in inline skating and ice skating, best achievements 2 bronze medals in the Swedish Championships (2008, 2009)

  • Other long distance sports (Road biking 300 km, Cross country skiing 90 km, running 30-42 km)


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