Curriculum Vitae


Prof. Paul Knochel (07.12.2018)
Address: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Department of Chemistry
Butenandtstraße 5-13, Building F
81377 München, Germany
phone: + 49-89-2180-77681
fax: + 49-89-2180-77680
Birth Place and Date: Strasbourg, France, November 15, 1955
1972 - 1979 Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Strasbourg (ENSCS).
1982 Ph.D. at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. D. Seebach) Subject: Nitroallylation Reagents.
1982 - 1986 Chargé de recherche at the CNRS in Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (Prof. J. F. Normant) Subject: Allylzincation Reactions and Preparation of Bimetallic Reagents of Zn and Mg.
1986 - 1987 Post-doctoral research at the Princeton University, Princeton, New-Jersey, USA
(Prof. M. F: Semmelhack) Subject: Arene-chromium complexes of indoles.
1988 - 1992 Assistant-professor, then full professor (1991) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA).
1992 - 1999 Professor of organic chemistry at the Philipps-Universität, Marburg (Germany).
1999 - present Professor of organic chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany).
Selected honours: 1992 Berthelot Medal of the Academie des Sciences (Paris)
1994 IUPAC Thieme Prize
1995 European Chemical Society-Chiroscience Award for Creative European Chemistry
1995 Otto-Bayer-Prize
1996 Leibniz-Prize
2000 Victor Grignard-Prize
2004 Dr. Paul Janssen Prize for Creativity on Organic Synthesis
2005 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
2007 Lilly European Distinguished Lectureship Award
2009 Karl-Ziegler-Prize
2012 Nagoya Gold Medal
2013 Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite
2014 Herbert C. Brown Award (ACS)
2015 Paul Karrer Gold Medal
Membership: Member of the Académie des Sciences (Paris) 2007
Member of the Bavarian Academy of Science 2008
Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina 2009
Member of the Center for Advanced Studies (Munich) 2009
Editor for “Synfacts”
Editor-in-chief for “Synthesis”
Editor-in-chief for “Comprehensive Organic Chemistry”, Elsevier
Publication/Patent: Over 900 publications (including 35 books) and 40 patents
Research Interests: Development of new organometallic catalysts and reagents for organic synthesis. Preparation of polyfunctional organometallics, asymmetric synthesis, and natural product synthesis.

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