Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm

   RWTH Aachen University
 

Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II

Landoltweg 1

52074 Aachen

GERMANY

Telephone: +49 241 8094675

Fax: +49 241 8092391

E-Mail: carsten.bolm [at] oc.rwth-aachen.de

 

 G-2247-2014

 0000-0001-9415-9917

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae: 

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03/1960           

born in Braunschweig, Germany

1978 - 1984

TH Braunschweig (undergraduate studies in chemistry)

1983 - 1984

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

09/1984

Graduation: 'Master of Science, Chemistry' (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; Prof. Dr. H.-J. Reich)

12/1984

Graduation: 'Diplom-Chemiker-Hauptprüfung' (TH Braunschweig, Germany; Prof. Dr. H. Hopf)

1985 - 1987

Doctoral work at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

07/1987

Graduation: 'Dr. rer. nat.' (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany; Prof. Dr. M. T. Reetz)

1987 - 1988

Postdoctoral studies (M.I.T., Cambridge, USA; Prof. Dr. K. B. Sharpless)

1988 - 1993

Habilitation (TU Darmstadt, Germany, and Universität Basel, Switzerland; with Prof. Dr. B. Giese) 

1993

Offers for C3-faculty positions at the Universities in Würzburg (declined), Hannover (declined), and Marburg

10/1993

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

03/1996

Chair and Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany (C4)

02/2000

Offer for a Chair and Full Professorship at the University in Freiburg, Germany (declined)

08/2005

Offer for a Chair and Full Professorship at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany (declined)

04/2006

W3 Professor (Chair and Full Professorship) at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany

10/2012

Adjunct Professor at Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, China

10/2016

Honorary Professor at Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China

 

Stipends and Awards

 

1983-1984

Fulbright-stipend

1985-1987

Kekulé-stipend ('Fonds der Chemischen Industrie and Volkswagen-Foundation')

1987-1988

Nato-stipend of the DAAD ('German Akademic Exchange Service')

1988-1990

Liebig-stipend given by the 'Fonds der Chemischen Industrie'

1990-1992

Treubel-Fonds stipend ('Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft, Basel')

06/1991

Heinz-Meier-Leibnitz-award given by the 'Federal Secretary for Education and Science', Germany

03/1992

ADUC-Jahrespreis 1992 für Habilitanden (award) given by the 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Lehrstuhlinhaber von Unterrichtsinstituten für Chemie', Germany

02/1993

Dozenten-Stipendium (award) given by the "Verband der Chemischen Industrie", Germany

11/1993

Jahrespreis für Chemie (award) given by the "Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen"

12/1996

Otto-Klung-award 1996

12/1998

Otto-Bayer-award

10/2002

AstraZeneca European Lecturer

09/2003

Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

07/2006

Prix Franco-Allemand (French-German Price) by the Société Francaise de Chimie

11/2007

CaRLa Fellow at the University of Heidelberg in collaboration with BASF

05/2011

Boehringer Ingelheim Lecturer (Canada)

04/2014

Distinguished Professorship at RWTH Aachen University

06/2014, 09/2015 and 11/2016

Selected as a "Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher"

01/2015

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

03/2015

Adolf-von-Baeyer-Denkmünze (GDCh)

 


Visiting Professorships

 

09-12/1992

Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

03/1998

Invited Visiting Professorship at the 'Université Pierre et Marie Curie' in Paris, France

02/2000

Invited Visiting Professorship at the 'Università di Firenze' in Florence, Italy

02/2002

Invited Visiting Professorship at the 'Università degli studi di Milano' in Milan, Italy

2002 - 2003

Professeur Visiteur at the Département de Chimie of the University 'Notre-Dame De La Paix' in Namur, Belgium

10/2006

Invited Visiting Professorship at the Tokyo University of Science, Japan

 

Research Interest

 


- Enantioselective catalysis

- Asymmetric synthesis

- Bioactive compounds

- Mechanochemistry

- Biomass Conversion

- Sulfur and fluorine chemistry

 

Journals

 

1998 - 2002

Member of the International Advisory Editorial Board of New Journal of Chemistry

1999 - 2008

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Synthesis

2000 - 2008

Member of the Honorary Advisory Board of Synlett

2001 -

Member of the Academic Advisory Board of Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis

2003 -

Member of the Board of Consulting Editors of Tetrahedron Letters

2003 -

Member of the Board of Consulting Editors of Tetrahedron

2003 -

Member of the Editorial Board of Letters in Organic Chemistry

2003 - 2011

Commissioning Editor of Chemical Society Reviews

2005 - 2016

Member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Reviews

2005 - 2007

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Organic Chemistry

2005 -

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry

2007 - 2009

Member of the Editorial Board of Current Chemical Biology

2008 -

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Organic Letters

2008 - 2012

Member of the Editorial Board of Catalysis Communications

2008 -

 Associate Editor for Journal of Organic Chemistry
"Posted with permission from Excellence, 2(1), Spring 2008, 16.Copyright 2008 American Chemical Society":

2009 -

Member of the Advisory Board of Synthesis and Synlett

2009 - 2016

Member of the Editorial Board of Molbank

2011 -

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The All Results Journal

2013 -

Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Sulfur Chemistry

 

Other (selected) activities

 

1998 - 2001

Member of the DAAD selection commitee for "Doktorandenstipendien"

2002 - 2009

Member of the DAAD selection commitee in the "PostdocProgramm"

2002 - 2007

Member of the DFG senate commission for the selection of graduate colleagues ["Senats- and Bewilligungsausschuss für die Graduiertenkollegs" of the German Science Foundation (DFG)]

1998 - 2002

Member of the "Beirat Technologietransfer und Arbeitskreis Technologietransfer RWTH-IHK"

2000 - 2008

Member of the Management Committee of the COST-Action D24 "Sustainable chemical processes: Stereoselective transition-metal catalyzed reactions"

2001 - 2009

Member of the International Scientific Committee of ESOC (European Symposium on Organic Chemistry)

2001 - 2005

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Leibniz-Institute for Organic Catalysis at the University of Rostock (Vorsitz des "Wissenschaftlichen Beirats des Leibnitz-Institutes für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V.")

2003 -

Member of the International Advisory Committee of ICHAC (International Conferrence on Heteroatom Chemistry)

2012 -

Member of the International Advisory Board of OM&Cat (International Conferrence on Organometallics and Catalysis)

2006 - 2016 Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Leibniz-Institute for Organic Catalysis at the University of Rostock (Vorsitz des "Wissenschaftlichen Beirats des Leibniz-Instituts für Katalyse an der Universität Rostock e.V.")

2002 - 2006

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DEGUSSA Fine Chemicals

2002 - 2004

Member of the Senate of the RWTH Aachen University

2003 - 2007

Head of the "DFG Schwerpunktprogramm 1118"

2006 - 2008

Member of the GDCh Selection Committee for the "August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmünze"

2006 - 2008

Chairman of the Department of Chemistry (RWTH Aachen University)

2007 -

Member of the advisory board "Research and Education Politics" from the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

2008 - 2014

Rectorate Appointee for the Collaboration with Korea

2009 -

Member of the "Perspectives Commission" of the GDCh

2009 - 2015

Member of the "Kuratorium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie"

2015

Member of the Research Advisory Board of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie"

2010 - 2014

Rectorate Appointee for the Fulbright Foundation

2010 - 2012

Member of the Pre-Selection Committee - Nothern Germany for the DSM Science & Technology Award

2012 -

Member of the "Committee on the Handling of Scientific Misconduct"

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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 6596 - 6597.