Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weigand - Professor for Inorganic Chemistry - University of JENA

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weigand


Professor for Inorganic Chemistry
University of JENA

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Wolfgang Weigand                             *July 10th, 1958

Institute for Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Humboldtstraße 8

D-07743 Jena

 

Member of Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Philosophenweg 7, 07743 Jena

 

Phone: +49-(0)3641-948160

Fax: +49-(0)3641-948102

wolfgang.weigand@uni-jena.de

http://www.chemgeo.uni-jena.de/Institute/Institut+für+Anorganische+und+Analytische+Chemie/Prof_+W_+Weigand+.html

 

University Education, Scientific Degrees and Professional career since final degree

1983                Diploma in Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

1986                Dr. rer. nat., Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (“summa cum laude”)

1986/88           Postdoctoral researcher ETH Zürich/CH (Professor D. Seebach)

1994                Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

1994                Oberassistent/Priv.-Doz. (Lecturer)

1997-               Professor (full) of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

2001-2004       Director of the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

as of 2019       Director of the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

 

Prices and honors:

Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (1982-1984)

Doctoral Fellowship of the VCI-FCI (1984)

Postdoctoral Fellowship of the DFG (1986-1987)

Liebig-Fellowship of the VCI-FCI (1988-1990)

Visiting Professor at the University Vienna/Austria (1998)

Research Award for Basic Sciences of the Free State of Thuringia, Germany (2003)

Visiting Professor at the University of Nagoya/Japan (2004)

Member of the „Akademie gemeinnütziger Wissenschaften zu Erfurt“ (2007)

Medal of Honor “The University of Lodz in Service of Science and Society” (2008)

Visiting Professor at the Saitama University/Japan (2013)

Chair of the GDCh Ortsverband Jena (2008-2010)

Vertrauensdozent (Liaison Professor) of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (2002-to date)

Liaison Professor Katholischer Akademischer Ausländerdienst KAAD (since 2017)

Chair of the 27th International Symposium on Organic Chemistry of Sulfur (2016)

Member (PI) Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 234, DFG, “CataLight” (2018-2022)

Medal Universitatis Lodziensis Amico (2020)

Research Interests:

  • Coordination chemistry with chalcogen-containing ligands.
  • Synthesis of metallomesogenes, ordered polymers.
  • Bioinorganic/Bioorganometallic chemistry: [FeFe]-hydrogenases mimics.
  • Light driven organometallic reactions: Photocatalytic HER using [FeFe]-hydrogenases

mimics

  • Metal complexes for anticancer therapy.
  • Prebiotic chemistry, Synthetic Cells.

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