Organometallic Chemistry Award 2015 Winner

Professor Todd Marder
Professor Todd Marder
Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Institut für Anorganische Chemie


Awarded for his pioneering, fundamental studies of the synthesis, structure, bonding, reactivity and photophysical properties of organometallic compounds, and their applications in homogeneous catalysis and materials chemistry



About the Winner

Todd Marder received his BSc in Chemistry from M.I.T. (1976), and his PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles (1981) where he was a University of California Regents Intern Fellow. Following postdoctoral research at the University of Bristol in England, he spent two years as a Visiting Research Scientist at DuPont Central Research in Wilmington. He joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1985, and in 1995 was awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal for Chemistry of the Royal Society of Canada. He moved to the University of Durham in England in 1997 to take the Chair in Inorganic Chemistry. In 2008, he received the RSC Award in Main Group Element Chemistry and in 2010, he was awarded a JSPS Invitation Fellowship (Japan), a Humboldt Research Award (Germany), and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (UK). In 2012, he accepted a Chair in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Würzburg, Germany and, in 2015, he was elected to the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. 

He holds or has held Visiting, Honorary, Distinguished, Adjunct or Guest Professorships in the UK, France, Canada, Hong Kong, mainland China, and Japan, was the 2014 Craig Lecturer at ANU in Canberra, Australia, has given over 350 invited lectures worldwide, and has served on the editorial boards of Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Polyhedron, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, the Canadian Journal of Chemistry, and Crystal Engineering. Marder's diverse research interests include synthesis, structure, bonding and reactivity of organometallic and metal-boron compounds, homogeneous catalysis, luminescence, non-linear optics, liquid crystals, crystal engineering and small molecule triggers of stem cell differentiation.

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