Director of the Institute
Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm
Tel.: +49 (0)241 8094675

   
  Deputy Director
Prof. Dr. Elmar Weinhold
Tel.: +49 (0)241 8094044

   
  Head of Teaching / Academic Co-ordinator
Dr. Michael Meske
Tel.: +49 (0)241 8094694

   
  Head of the Administration
Dr. Gunter Geibel
Tel.: +49 (0)241 8094685

   

 

 

News

   
  May 2017
   
 

On May 2, Prof. Dr. Peter Wipf (University of Pittsburgh, USA) arrived for his third stay as Humboldt Award winner. Welcome back, Peter!

The photo shows Professor Wipf (second from left) together with Dr. Rafal Kowalczyk (from Wraclaw University of Technology, Poland, who presented his chemistry in the IOC on May 4; second from right), Dr. Hernandez (left) and Professor Bolm (right).

In early May, Prof. Dr. Babak Karimi visited, a former Humboldt-supported postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Enders and now President of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) in Zanjan, Iran. During a meeting with Prof. Dr. Bolm on May 10, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.

The photo shows Professor Karimi (left) together with Professor Bolm after signing the MOU.

Congratulations to Mr. Indrek Kalvet from the Schoenebeck group who has been awarded a MS-CEC Young Researcher Award at the 8th Münster Symposium.

   
  March 2017
   
  On March 30, 2017, Professor Bolm welcomed the members of the "Kuratorium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie" (https://www.vci.de/fonds/der-fonds/kuratorium/seiten.jsp) at RWTH Aachen University. It was the 199th meeting in the series and the first one ever at a University. During lunch, the committee members met the rectorate and the "Hochschulrat".

The photo taken during this meeting shows
Dr. Gerd Romanowski (VCI, Geschaeftsfuehrer des Fonds und der Stiftung Stipendien-Fonds),
Mr. Thomas Wessel (Evonik Industries, Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie),
Prof. Dr. Dierk Raabe (MPI fuer Eisenforschung, Vorsitzender des Hochschulrats),
Prof. Dr. Ernst Schmachtenberg (Rektor der RWTH Aachen University) and
Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm (RWTH Aachen University, Institut fuer Organische Chemie).
   
  February 2017
   
  The 2017 Bredt Lecture took place in the Institute of Organic Chemistry. We congratulate this year's recipient - Prof. Paul Knochel from the LMU.  The previous Bredt lecture awardees were Prof. Peter Vollhardt (2008), Prof. Ryoji Noyori (2010), Prof. K. C. Nicolaou (2012), Prof. Steve Ley (2014). We are grateful to Grünenthal GmbH for generous sponsorship of the event.
   
  In an OUTREACH event Professor Bolm recently visited an elementary school and performed chemical experiments with young pupils (for details, see: https://bolm.oc.rwth-aachen.de/content/outreach).
Hopefully, more kids will find their way into the "MINT" disciplines."
   
  August 2016
   
 

Professor Peter Wipf from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, who received a prestigious HUMBOLDT RESEARCH AWARD in 2014, will come to the Institute of Institute of Organic Chemisty at RWTH Aachen University for his second research stay on August 1.

Professor Wipf is well known internationally for his discoveries of innovative methods in heterocyclic and organometallic chemistry and the development of novel strategies to complex natural and unnatural target molecules. Professor Wipf's seminal contributions to Organic Synthesis also include novel applications of computational methods in structure elucidations. Furthermore, he has had extraordinary success in drug development, and one of the compounds he designed and synthesized is now in Phase II clinical studies in cancer patients in the U.S. and Canada. In Germany, he intends to investigate new synthetic methods for accelerated drug discovery, in particular in the field of neurodegeneration.

   
  July 2016
   
  Prof. Franziska Schoenebeck was appointed W3 Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen.
   
  June 2016
   
  Prof. Dr. Masahiro Miura - Osaka University, Japan - arrived.

In 2015, Professor Masahiro Miura from Osaka University in Japan received a prestigeous HUMBOLDT RESEARCH AWARD, and on June 22 he will begin his long-planed stay at the Institute of Organic Chemisty at RWTH Aachen University focussing on the investigation of new synthetic methods for CH-bond functionalizations of complex organic molecules .

Professor Miura is well known internationally for his discoveries of innovative methods in organometallic chemistry and the development of novel strategies to modify molecular scaffolds by direct CH-bond functionalizations. His seminal contributions to Organic Synthesis also include the development of highly efficient and selective homogenous catalysts with numerous applications in both academic and industrial environments. Following his approaches, organic fine chemicals including pharmaceutical intermediates and pi-electron conjugate functional materials can be prepared in a highly atom-economic manner.

   
  March 2016
   
  The IOC congratulates Prof. Dieter Enders on his 70th birthday.
   
  November 2015
   
  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck who is a recipient of a Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award 2016-2017.
   
  October 2015
   
  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Magnus Rueping for the Aldrich Lectureship at the University of Pennsylvania.
   
  The IOC is delighted to welcome Professor Peter Wipf from the University of Pittsburgh, USA who will be with us for the next two months as a von Humboldt Awardee.
   
  The IOC is delighted to welcome our new colleague, Juniorprofessor Rene Koenigs.
   
  September 2015
   
The IOC hosted an international 3-day symposium on Organocatalysis, representing world class speakers from 16 countries.
   
April 2015
   
The IOC is delighted to welcome Professor Adimurthy from the CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, Gujarat in India. As the recepient of a prestigeous Raman Research Fellowship he will be with us for the next four months..
   
  March 2015
   
  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm who has been awarded the Adolf-von-Baeyer-Denkmünze by the German Chemical Society.
   
  December 2014
   
  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck on her grant from the European Research Council (for Fundamental Studies in Catalysis – Reactivity Design with Experimental and Computational Tools) and for receiving the 2014 Marcial Moreno Lectureship by the Spanish Royal Chemical Society.
   
  October 2014
   
  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Dieter Enders who has been awarded the Ryoji Noyori Prize of The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan .
   
September 2014
   
Das IOC beteiligt sich am 20. September 2014 am "Tag der offenen Tür" auf dem Königshügel.
   
Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck who is a recipient of a "2014 ORCHEM Prize".
   
June 2014
   
  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Dieter Enders, Prof. Dr. Magnus Rueping and Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm, who were selected as "Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers"!

Thomson Reuters writes in this context " These researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication—between 2002 and 2012. Thus, the listings of Highly Cited Researchers feature authors whose published work in their specialty areas has consistently been judged by peers to be of particular significance and utility."

Noteworthy: Worldwide, only about 200 chemists (in all areas of chemistry) have been selected - and three of them perform research and teach in the IOC!
   
  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck who has been awarded a Dozentenpreis des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.
 

 

 

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