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AMU Invited Lecture Series in MODERN CATALYSIS 2- Prof. Dr Burkhard Koenig

On behalf of the Organizers, we cordially invite you to the first New year lecture from AMU Invited Lecture Series in MODERN CATALYSIS 2. lecture on "Chemical Photocatalysis: Organic Synthesis with Visible Light” will be given by prof. Burkhard Koenig from the Regensburg University on January 13, 2023, at 10 am via Microsoft Teams Platform. You are warmly welcome.

Prof. Burkhard König, born in 1963 in Wiesbaden, received his doctorate in 1991 from the University of Hamburg under the direction of Prof. de Meijere. He continued his scientific education as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. M. A. Bennett, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, and Prof. B. M. Trost, Stanford University. In 1996 he obtained his habilitation at the University of Braunschweig. Since 1999 he is a full professor of organic chemistry at the University of Regensburg. He was a dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the same university (2011-2015), a Member of the executive board of the German Chemical Society (2004-2007), Chairman of the Liebig Vereinigung (National organic division; 2008 – 2012). He is a member of the advisory boards of Chem. Eur. J. (since 2014), Eur. J. Org. Chem (since 2014, Chair). and editor of the Science of Syntheses reference volume on photocatalysis. He was recognized with several awards and distinctions e.g., ERC Advanced Grant (2016), Highly cited researcher (2021, Clarivate), Chemistry Europe Fellow (2019), Reinhard-Koselleck grant of the DFG (2017), UN-Decade Award on Sustainability (2011/2012), Literature award of the Fonds of the German Chemical Industry (2007), Invitation fellowship award of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1996), award of the Dr Otto Röhm Gedächnisstiftung (1995). He is the author of more than 550 papers and reviews, 60 book reviews and science-related articles. His H-index is 78 (Scopus), and 86 (Google Scholar). His current research interests focus on the development of synthetic receptors for the recognition of biological target structures and the application of visible light chemical photocatalysis for organic synthesis.