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Sebastian Wittmann studied Chemistry at the University of Regensburg and completed his PhD in 2012 in Prof. Reiser’s group. He is a member of the International Graduate School NANOCAT of the Elitenetzwerk Bavaria, Germany.
Jean-Pierre Majoral is an Emeritus Director of Researches Exceptional Class at CNRS. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoc with A. Katritzky (Norwich, UK). He became the Director of Research at CNRS in 1978. He was in charge of the French-Polish European Institute (LEA, 2000–2008). His research interest is mainly focused on main group elements, especially phosphorus in different areas of chemistry. Presently, he is involved in the preparation and properties of dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers with emphasis on their applications in different fields ranging from biology, nanomaterials and catalysis. He is a member of several academies of science worldwide and has received various international awards. He is the author of approximately 500 publications and 40 patents.
Robert N. Grass
Robert Grass is a Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He studied Chemical Engineering at ETH Zurich where he also completed his PhD in the Prof. Stark’s group in 2007. Robert is a co-founder and CEO of TurboBeads Llc, a spin-off company commercializing magnetic nanobeads.
Wendelin J. Stark
Wendelin J. Stark received his Master’s in Chemistry in 2000 followed by a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He founded the Functional Materials Laboratory in 2004 and pursues application-oriented research at the interface of chemistry with material science and medicine. He has co-founded four spin-off companies and authored over 150 papers and 20 patents.
Oliver Reiser is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Regensburg. After his PhD at the University of Hamburg (A. de Meijere), he worked as a postdoc at the IBM Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA (R.D. Miller) and at Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA (D.A. Evans). Having started his independent academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Göttingen (1992–1996), he became associate professor at the University of Stuttgart (1997) before he moved to his current position at Regensburg. His research interests are centered around stereoselective synthesis and catalysis, natural products and peptide foldamers. He is the author of approximately 200 publications.
Published in Print: 2012-06-01