Ludwig Mond Award 2017 Winner


Professor Karsten Meyer
Professor Karsten Meyer
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

 

Awarded for his outstanding contributions to electronic and molecular structure, unusual oxidation states, small molecule activation, and metal-ligand multiple bonding, with a particular emphasis on the chemistry of uranium and iron


About the Winner


Karsten Meyer studied chemistry at the Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany) and received his Diploma in May 1995.  Starting in summer, he performed his PhD thesis work under the direction of Professor Karl Wieghardt at the Max-Planck-Institute in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr (Germany) and received his Ph. D. (Dr. rer. nat) with summa cum laude in January 1998.  He then was awarded a DFG postdoctoral fellowship and, from 1998 to 2000, proceeded to gain research experience in the laboratory of Professor Christopher Cummins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA). 

In January 2001, he was appointed to the faculty of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and was named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in 2004.  In 2006, he returned back to Germany and accepted an offer to be the Chair of the Institute of Inorganic & General Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.  In 2009, Karsten's work was recognized with a lifetime honorary membership of the Israel Chemical Society, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, and the 2010 Dalton Transactions Lectureship awards.  He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2011 and is the recipient of the Spanish Chemical Society 2017 Elhuyar-Goldschmidt award.  Karsten enjoyed visiting professorship positions at the University of Manchester (UK), Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, F), and the Nagoya Institute of Technology (JP).


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