Short CV/Education and training

  • 1979

  • 1998
    "Abitur" (A-levels) at the Pelizaeus Gymnasium (grammar school) in Paderborn, Germany

  • 1998 – 2002
    Studied chemistry at the University of Paderborn, Germany, and at the "Ecole de Chimie de Montpellier", France

  • 2002 – 2005
    Doctoral studies under G. Henkel, University of Paderborn

  • 2006
    Postdoc under T. D.P. Stack, Stanford University, CA

  • 2007 – 2008
    Independent research, University of Paderborn

  • 2009 – 2011
    "Habilitation" (postdoctoral qualification), Dortmund University of Technology, Germany

  • Since 2011
    Professor of coordination chemistry at LMU Munich, Germany

Selected publications

  • J. Börner, U. Flörke, K. Huber, A. Döring, D. Kuckling S. Herres-Pawlis; Synthesis and Characterisation of Zinc Complexes with Guanidine-Pyridine Hybridligands: New Catalysts for the Ring-Opening Polymerisation of D,L-Lactide, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 2362 – 2376.

  • S. Herres-Pawlis, P. Verma, R. Haase, P. Kang, C. T. Lyons, E.C. Wasinger, U. Flörke, G. Henkel, T.D.P. Stack; Phenolate Hydroxylation in a bis(µ-oxo)dicopper(III) Complex: Lessons from the Guanidine/Amine Series, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1154 – 1169.

    S. Herres-Pawlis, R. Haase, G. Henkel, S. Binder, A. Eich, B. Schulz, M. Rübhausen, G. Wellenreuther, W. Meyer-Klaucke; Stabilisation of a Highly Reactive Bis-(µ-oxo)dicopper(III) Species at Room Temperature by Electronic and Steric Constraint of an Unconventional Nitrogen Donor Ligand, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 35, 8678 – 8682.

  • J. Börner, I. dos Santos Vieira, A. Pawlis, A. Döring, D. Kuckling, S. Herres-Pawlis, Mechanism of the living lactide polymerisation mediated by robust zinc guanidine complexes, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 4507 – 4512.

  • M. Bouska, L. Dostal, Z. Padelkova, A. Lycka, S. Herres-Pawlis, K. Jurkschat, R. Jambor, Intramolekular koordinierte Organozinntelluride: stabil oder labil?, Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 3535 – 3540; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3478 – 3482.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) project: Molecular Simulation Grid (MoSGrid)

  • Research Unit (FOR) 1450 Dynamics of electron transfer processes at transition metal centres in biological and bioinorganic systems

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Chemical Society (GDCh)

  • American Chemical Society

Additional qualifications

  • University teaching certification (level I) from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany ("NRW-Hochschuldidaktisches Zertifikat I")


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