Tatjana Parac-Vogt, Editorial Board member
KU Leuven, Belgium
Tatjana is a full Professor and the Head of the Laboratory of Bioinorganic Chemistry at KU Leuven, Belgium. Before coming to Leuven, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Prof. Kenneth N. Raymond, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow with Prof. Christian Griesinger (Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry). She obtained her PhD from Iowa State University (Ames, USA), and her Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Belgrade (former Yugoslavia) with the highest distinctions.
Her interdisciplinary research is at the interface of inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, materials science and catalysis. Her works exploits metal cluster-based complexes and materials such as polyoxometalates (POMs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for bio-inspired reactivity studies. Her laboratory also creates new hybrid structures based on POMs, using the principles of supramolecular chemistry and molecular recognition.
Tatjana is a member of AcademiaNet, a global portal of outstanding female scientists, and the Vice President of the European Rare-Earth and Actinide Society.
She maintains an active interest in promoting gender and cultural diversity in the working environment, and speaks five languages fluently. She also serves as a dedicated coach and mentor to younger female scientists, both in the framework of the Belgian Women in Science Association (BeWiSe) and within KU Leuven.
Twitter: @TparacVogt @TPV_group