Dalton Young Researchers Award Current Winner
University or Edinburgh, UK
In recognition of his invention, development and application of the 'active template' method of synthesising complex supramolecular structures.
About the winner
Kevin Hänni was born in January 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He obtained his MSc degree in biological and molecular chemistry in April 2006 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). From August-December 2005 Kevin carried out his Master's Thesis project in a placement at the University of Edinburgh in David Leigh's group. He worked on the introduction of a novel 'active-metal template' concept using the "click" reaction for the synthesis of mechanically interlocked architectures. His work was published as a J. Am. Chem. Soc. Communication and awarded the Ciba Spécialités Chimiques Prize for the best Master's Thesis in Chemistry at the EPFL.
Upon returning to the EPFL, Kevin joined Paul Dyson's group and worked on the synthesis of biopsy ligands for ruthenium. Since September 2006, Kevin has been back in Edinburgh where he is currently in the second year of his PhD in the Leigh group. His PhD builds on the concepts he introduced in his Master's Thesis. He has thus far published three papers in J. Am. Chem. Soc. and one in Angewandte Chemie.
Kevin Hanni's homepage
The Leigh Group at the University of Edinburgh
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