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AMU Invited Lecture Series in MODERN CATALYSIS 3 - Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue (CZT)

On behalf of the Organisers, we cordially invite you to the fourth lecture in the AMU Invited Lecture Series in MODERN CATALYSIS 3, which will be given by Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue from Technische Universitat Munich.

The lecture, entitled 'The Power of Earth-Abundant Main Group Elements: New Horizons in Bond Activations and Catalysis', will be held on Tuesday 23 January 2024, at 9.30 a.m., in the Centre for Advanced Technology (room D-111/4-6, first floor).

Prof Shigeyoshi Inoue is engaged in the broad chemistry of compounds of major group elements (groups 13, 14, 15 of the periodic table) with low valence, unusual and unique electronic structures and properties, and the search for applications for them, including in the field of catalysis. His research was the subject of an ERC Starting grant and continues in an ERC Consolidator grant.

Prof. dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue studied chemistry at the University of Tsukuba (Japan), earning B.Sc and M.Sc. under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Akira Sekiguchi and he remained in the Sekiguchi group to carry out his doctoral studies, obtaining his Ph.D. in 2008. As an Alexander von Humboldt grantee as well as a JSPS grantee, he spent the academic year 2008-2010 at the Technical University of Berlin in the group of Prof. Dr. Matthias Drieß. In 2010 he established an independent research group as a Sofja Kovalevskaja Professor at the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2015 he has been on the faculty at the Technical University of Munich, where he holds a professorship of silicon chemistry.

He has received several awards including the Sofia Kovalevskaja-Award 2010 (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation), ADUC-Prize 2011 (GDCh), The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists 2015, Carl-Duisberg- Memorial Prize 2017 (GDCh) and NISTEP Award 2018 (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan), and Eugen und Ilse Seibold Prize 2020 (DFG). He is also the recipient of ERC Starting Grant 2014 and ERC Consolidator Grant 2020, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize (2022) and WACKER Silicone Award (2023).

He is an author of more than 160 articles, which were cited above 7000 times (h- index: 51 (Scopus)).

Professor Inoue's lecture and visit is made possible with the support of the Excellence initiative - Research University programme through the Laboratory of Applied and Sustainable Catalysis of the AMU Centre for Advanced Technology.