Professional Development
1999 – present Full professor of organometallic chemistry, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH
Zurich. Main research interests: Organometallic chemistry, asymmetric catalysis, organofluorine chemistry
1995 – 1999 Associate professor, ETH Zurich
1992 – 1995 Assistant professor, ETH Zurich
1985 – 1992 Research chemist and group leader, Central Research Laboratories, Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Basel, Switzerland. Main research topic: Asymmetric catalysis with ferrocenyl ligands
1984 – 1985 Research and teaching associate, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, ETH Zurich. Supervisor: Prof. L.M. Venanzi
1983 – 1984 Postdoctoral research associate, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. Supervisor: Prof. John E. Bercaw. Main research topic: C-H activation with Ru(II) complexes

Selected Honors and Awards
2017 2017 National Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry of the
American Chemical Society
2015 President of the 50th Bürgenstock Conference
2013 Golden Owl Award of the VSETH for excellent teaching
2009 Invited professorship, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
2007 Invited professorship, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (Paris
VI), France
2001 Boeringer Lecturer, University of Toronto
2000 Seaborg Lecturer, UC Berkeley
1997 Lectureship of the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan

Curriculum Vitae