Academic Career
Since 08/2007 Full Professor for Organic Chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
2004 - 2007 C3-Professor for Organic Chemistry at the University of Marburg
2001 - 2004 Independent research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr (Mentor: Prof. A Fürstner)
2000 - 2001 Postdoctoral studies with Prof. D. A. Evans, Harvard University
1997 - 2000 PhD thesis with Prof. A. Pfaltz, University of Basel and Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr (summa cum laude)
1996 - 1997 Diploma thesis with Prof. A. Pfaltz and Prof. H. M. R. Hoffmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr and the University of Hannover
1995 - 1996 Research studies with Prof. P. A. Wender, Stanford University
1992 - 1997 Studies of chemistry at the University of Hannover
1991 - 1992 Military service

2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
2014/15 Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award
2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
2014 Sigma-Aldrich Lecture at MIT, Cambridge, USA
2014 Nankai University Lectureship on Organic Chemistry
2014 Goldener Brendel Award (for excellent teaching from the students of the Department)
2013 Honorary Membership of the Israel Chemical Society
2013 Holger Erdtman Lecture, KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
2013 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Award 2013
2012 Thieme Lecture in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart
2012 Springer Heterocyclic Chemistry Award
2012 Boehringer-Ingelheim Lecture at Yale
2011 Magazine Capital's "Young Elite 2011" Science
2011 OMCOS Award
2011 Abbott Lecture, UC Irvine
2010 ERC Independent Researcher Starting Grant
2010 Organic Synthesis Lecture, University of Toronto
2009 AstraZeneca Award in Organic Chemistry
2006 Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers
2005 Dozentenstipendium of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
2005 BASF Catalysis Award
2004 Lilly Lecture Award
2004 ORCHEM-Award 2004 for Scientists
2001 - 2004 Liebig-scholarship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
2002 Thieme Journal Award 2002
2000 - 2001Postdoc scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1995 - 1996 Research scholarship of the DAAD

Curriculum Vitae