Alumni of the Studer Research Group: Students, Postdocs and those, who 'rocketed' themselves with their PhD...
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The Studer Group in Autumn 2002 at the Philipps-Universität Marburg.
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  • The Studer Group in Spring 2003 at the Philipps-Universität Marburg.
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  • Arrival in Münster: The Studer Group in Spring 2005.
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  • The Studer Group in Summer 2007 at the WWU Münster.
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  • The Studer Group in Summer 2008 in front of the institute.
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  • The Studer Group in Summer 2009 in Münster.
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  • The Studer Research Group (November 2010).
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  • The Studer Group in January 2012.
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  • Back to the Institute's Entrance: The group in late Summer 2012.
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  • The Studer Group Members in Summer 2014.
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  • Studer Group in March 2017 in Münster
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  • Studer Group in Spring 2019
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How it all began.

Make the trip starting at the beginning of this century at the ETH Zurich, the Philipps-University in Marburg, and finally arriving at the WWU Münster...


Alumni of the Studer Research Group

Henning Klaasen
Dr. Henning Klaasen
PhD on 2019-11-21:
Entwicklung neuer oberflächenchemischer Reaktionen zur Herstellung π-konjugierter Polymere

→ Post Doc (S. Otto, University of Groningen, NLD)

Isao Mizota
Dr. Isao Mizota
Post Doc (04/2019 - 06/2020)

→ Associate Professor (Mie University, JPN)

Florian Friese
Dr. Florian Friese
PhD on 2019-10-02:
Dirigierte γ-Arylierung und deoxygenierende Borylierung von aliphatischen Alkoholen

→ BYK Chemie GmbH, Wesel

Marvin Kischkewitz
Dr. Marvin Kischkewitz
PhD on 2019-07-09:
Radikalisch-ionische Kreuzungsreaktionen von Vinyl-Bor-At-Komplexen

→ Post Doc (T. Donohoe, University of Oxford, UK)

Grete Hoffmann
Dr. Grete Hoffmann
PhD on 2019-10-08:
Divergente Strategien zur Totalsynthese von Aryltetralin-Lignanen, Machaeriolen und Tetrahydrocannabinolderivate
→ Bayer AG, Bergkamen

Ina Scheipers
Dr. Ina Scheipers
PhD on 2019-07-03:
Palladium-katalysierte Decarboxylierende γ-Arylierungen & Zykloisomerisierungen

→ Evonik Industries AG, Marl

Lin Wang
Dr. Lin Wang
PhD on 2019-07-26:
Remote Radical C–H Functionalization of Amides and Radical Trifluoromethylation of Isonitriles

→ Post Doc (H. Waldmann, MPI Dortmund, GER)

Alexander Sandvoß
Master's Thesis (01/2019 - 06/2019)

Nicolas Zeidan
Research Internship within the IRTG Münster-Toronto 2027 (05/2017 – 09/2017, from the Group of M. Lautens, University of Toronto, CAN)

Xinjun Tang
Dr. Xinjun Tang
Post Doc (08/2015 - 12/2018)

Ying Cheng
Dr. Ying Cheng
Post Doc (11/2016 - 10/2018)

Minh Tu Ha
Dr. Minh Tu Ha
Post Doc (04/2017 - 09/2018)

Xi Wang
Dr. Xi Wang
Post Doc (05/2014 - 07/2018), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Professor (1000 Talents Program, Hunan Univ., CHN)

Saikat Das
Dr. Saikat Das
PhD on 2018-06-05:
Development of Novel Multicomponent Reactions involving Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes

→ Post Doc (B. König, University of Regensburg, GER)

Florian Mäsing
Dr. Florian Mäsing
PhD on 2018-05-28:
Generation of Metal Nanoparticles and their Application in Catalysis

→ Sun Chemicals, Karlstein/Frankfurt

Benjamin Janhsen
Dr. Benjamin Janhsen
PhD on 2018-04-18:
Radical Chain Reactions with Polyarenes and for Trifluoromethylation

→ Vestolit GmbH, Marl

Lena Hesping
Dr. Lena Hesping
PhD on 2017-10-17:
Lewis Base Catalyzed Asymmetric 1,3 Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions on Azomethine Imines and Polymer Nano Capsules based on Self Assembled Templates
→ Arlanxeo, Dormagen

Niklas Heine
Dr. Niklas Heine
PhD on 2017-10-09:
Synthesis of Piperazinons and SRN1 Chemistry for the Functionalization of Thiols and for the Generation of Polymers
→ BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Naoto Esumi
Research Internship (08/2017 – 10/2017, from the Group of M. Yasuda, Osaka University, JPN)

Vincenzo Ramella
Dr. Vincenzo Ramella
PhD on 2017-09-07:
Palladium catalyzed Difunctionalization and Arylation of Heteroarenes

→ Post Doc (C. Vanderwal, UCI Irvine, USA)

Sherif Kaldas
Research Internship within the IRTG Münster-Toronto 2027 (05/2017 – 09/2017, from the Group of A. Yudin, University of Toronto, CAN)

Emily Grace MacKay
Dr. Emily Grace MacKay
Post Doc (03/2015 - 08/2017), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Bayer Pharma AG, Wuppertal

Tim Buscher
Dr. Tim Buscher
PhD on 2017-07-12:
Synthesis of Zeolite L based Organo Hybrides for controlled (Self) Assembly

→ BASF Coatings GmbH, MS-Hiltrup

Srikrishna Bera
Dr. Srikrishna Bera
PhD on 2017-07-07:
Asymmetric Synthesis of Carbocycles and Heterocycles by Oxidative NHC Catalysis

→ Post Doc (X. Hu, EPFL Lausanne, SUI)

Pan Xu
Research Internship (10/2016 - 06/2017, from Nanjing University, CHN)

Jun Xuan
Dr. Jun Xuan
Post Doc (01/2016 - 06/2017), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Assistant Professor (Anhui University, CHN)

Matthias Tesch
Dr. Matthias Tesch
PhD on 2017-06-01:
Synthesis of NMP Based Alternating Copolymers and Copolymer Brushes & Polymer-stabilized β-Cyclodextrin Vesicles
→ tesa SE, Norderstedt

Christin Hedtke
Master's Thesis (12/2016 - 05/2017)

Sabrina K. Surmiak
Dr. Sabrina K. Surmiak
PhD on 2017-04-20:
Organofunctionalization of Silica based Compounds – A cooperative Approach for Catalysis and Materilas Characterization
→ Agilent Technologies, Dülmen

Yuanming Li
Dr. Yuanming Li
PhD on 2017-04-20:
New reactions with arynes and allylation of nitrosoarenes with chiral allylboronates

→ Post Doc (K. Itami, Nagoya University, JPN)

Felicitas Landau
Research Internship (01/2017 - 03/2017)

Dirk Leifert
Dr. Dirk Leifert
PhD on 2016-12-16:
Radical Chain Reactions via Electron Catalysis or Atom Transfer

→ Post Doc (G. Bazan, UC Santa Barbara, USA)

Tsuyoshi Nishakawa
Research Internship (09/2016 - 11/2016, from the Group of M. Suginome, Kyoto University, JPN)

Hong Yan
Research Internship (10/2015 - 09/2016, from the Group of J. Mao, Soochow University, CHN)

Philipp A. Held
Dr. Philipp A. Held
PhD on 2016-07-22:
Development and Synthesis of functionalized Precursor Molecules for new 2D On Surface-Reactions and Generation of π-conjugated Phosphorus-bridged Polycycles
→ Central Glass Germany, Halle (Westf.)

Abhishek Dewanji
Dr. Abhishek Dewanji
PhD on 2016-07-15:
Organic Halides and Isonitriles in Free Radical Transformations – Electron Catalysis and C-F Insertion
→ Post Doc (M. Rueping, RWTH Aachen, GER)

Steffen Eusterwiemann
Dr. Steffen Eusterwiemann
PhD on 2016-06-01:
Persistent Radicals in Materials Science with focus on their Profluorescent and Magnetic Properties

→ Heytex & BondCote, Bramsche

Tobias Hokamp
Master's Thesis (02/2016 - 06/2016)

Kazuhiro Okamoto
Dr. Kazuhiro Okamoto
Guest Scientist (03/2015 - 03/2016)

→ Kyoto University (JPN), Assistant Professor

Felix Klotter
Dr. Felix Klotter
PhD on 2016-02-05:
Total Syntheses of Resveratrol Oligomers, Cannabinoids and Machaeriols via decarboxylative Arylation
→ INEOS Solvents, Moers

Marcel Hartmann
Dr. Marcel Hartmann
PhD on 2016-01-28:
Development of novel One Electron Reduction Reactions for Organic Synthesis

→ Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, Leverkusen

Gaurav Kumar
Exchange PhD Student (08/2015 - 12/2015)

David Cramer
Dr. David Cramer
Post Doc (06/2013 - 08/2015)

Yuanyuan Jing
Dr. Yuanyuan Jing
PhD on 2015-06-30:
Chiral and Sterically Demanding Nitroxides for NMP

Tobias Greulich
Dr. Tobias Greulich
PhD on 2015-06-24:
Radical Chemistry for π-conjugated Systems and for the direct Amidation of Arenes

→ BASF Coatings GmbH, MS-Hiltrup

Friederike Sibbel
Dr. Friederike Sibbel
PhD on 2015-06-19:
Lipid Anchors for Protein Immobilization - Novel Cycloparaphenylene Syntheses and Arines in Cascade Reactions
→ BASF Coatings GmbH, MS-Hiltrup

Eva Koch
Dr. Eva Koch
PhD on 2015-06-16:
Pd- and Ni-catalyzed C(sp3)-C(sp2)-Bond Coupling Reactions

→ BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Shyamal Chakrabarty
Dr. Shyamal Chakrabarty
PhD on 2014-12-02:
Nitroso Compounds in Heterocycle Syntheses

→ Post Doc (J. Waser, EPFL Lausanne, SUI)

Artur Mardyukov
Dr. Artur Mardyukov
Post Doc (11/2011 - 11/2014), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Senior Researcher (P. Schreiner, Univ. Gießen, GER)

David Matuschek
Dr. David Matuschek
PhD on 2014-11-09:
Novel Materials Based on Nitroxides and Verdazyl Radicals

→ Post Doc (R. Sebastian, Univ. A. Barcelona, ESP)

Bo Zhang
Dr. Bo Zhang
Post Doc (10/2012 - 09/2014)

→ China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing (CHN)

Dionisio Rodriguez
Research Internship (05/2014 - 07/2014, from the Group of A. J. Herrera, IPNA-CSIC, Tenerife, ESP)   

Katsuma Matsui
Research Internship (05/2014 - 07/2014, from the Group of K. Itami, Nagoya Univ., JPN)    

Wilke de Vries
Master's Thesis (12/2013 - 04/2014)

Ramesh C. Samanta
Dr. Ramesh C. Samanta
PhD on 2013-11-13:
Oxidative NHC-Catalysis: Synthetic Applications and Mechanistic Studies

→ Post Doc (H. Yamamoto, Chubu Univ., JPN)

Yi Li
Dr. Yi Li
Post Doc (11/2011 - 10/2013), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Fuzhou Univ. Fujian (CHN)

Zhiheng He
Dr. Zhiheng He
PhD on 2013-10-01:
Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Functionalization of Olefins/Indoles using Nitroxides/dioxygen as Oxidants

Johannes A. M. Hepperle
Dr. Johannes A. M. Hepperle
PhD on 2013-07-12:
Orthogonal Functionalization of NMP based Polymers & Novel Concepts for the Immobilization of Catalysts
→ Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, Leverkusen

Barbara K. Dettlaff
Research Internship (12/2011 - 06/2013)

Arne T. Dickschat
Dr. Arne T. Dickschat
PhD on 2013-06-11:
Aryl Boronic Acids as novel Radical Precursors & Bifunctional mesoporous Silica NPs in Cooperative Catalysis
→ Post Doc (J. J. Weigand, TU Dresden)

Sebastian Wertz
Dr. Sebastian Wertz
PhD on 2013-04-03:
Novel Nitroxide based Oxidations & Intramolecular CH-Arylation of Alde hydes via Homolytic Aromatic Substitution
→ Bayer Pharma, Wuppertal

Sandip Murarka
Dr. Sandip Murarka
PhD on 2013-03-15:
Oxidative Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Coupling Reactions: From Small Molecules to Polymeric Materials
→ Post Doc (H. Waldmann, MPI Dortmund)

Junfeng Zhao
Dr. Junfeng Zhao
Post Doc (03/2012 - 03/2013), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Assist. Prof. Univ. Hong Kong (HKG)

Kazuhiro Hata
Research Internship (10/2012 – 01/2013, from the Group of K. Itami, Nagoya Univ., JPN)

Ralph Husmann
Dr. Ralph Husmann
Post Doc (02/2012 - 12/2012)

→ Macherey-Nagel GmbH & Co. KG, Düren

Anup Biswas
Dr. Anup Biswas
PhD on 2012-11-12:
Oxidative N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysis

→ Post Doc (C. Shunsuke, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Hendrik Wagner
Dr. Hendrik Wagner
PhD on 2012-09-27:
Alkoxyamines for the Funktionalization of Surfaces and Polymers & Two dimensional Reactions

→ Post Doc (G. Fu, MIT, USA)

Maike Becker
Dr. Maike Becker
PhD on 2012-09-27:
Biofunctionalization and Self Assembly of Zeolite L

→ Dr. Wolff GmbH & Co KG, Bielefeld

Indranil Chatterjee
Dr. Indranil Chatterjee
PhD on 2011-11-10:
Catalytic Enantioselective Cycloaddition Reactions of Nitrosopyridine with Different Acceptors

→ Post Doc (P. Melchiorre, ICIQ, ESP)

Achim J. H. Bruch
Dr. Achim J. H. Bruch
PhD on 2011-10-10:
Homolytic Substitution at Phosphorous: Stereoselective Synthesis & π-conjugated Materials

→ Post Doc (V.M. Dong, UCI Irvine, USA)

Chih Ming Chou
Dr. Chih Ming Chou
Post Doc (10/2009 - 10/2011), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Post Doc (S. Yamaguchi, Nagoya Univ., JPN)

Fernando Portela
Dr. Fernando Portela
Post Doc (11/2010 - 10/2011), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim

Charlotte Brumby
Research Internship, Master's Thesis (05/2011 – 10/2011, Erasmus Exchange, Univ. York, UK)

Marie-Céline Lamas
Dr. Marie-Céline Lamas
PhD on 2011-09-22:
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Atoms as Acceptors in Radical Chemistry

→ Lonza AG, Visp (SUI)

Dominic Tscherrig
Research Internship (09/2010 – 07/2011)

Sylvia Kirchberg
Dr. Sylvia Kirchberg
PhD on 2011-06-24:
C-H Arylation of (Hetero) Arenes with Aryl Boronic Acids and TEMPO

→ Saltigo, Leverkusen

Sascha Schäfer
Dr. Sascha Schäfer
Post Doc (06/2010 - 04/2011)

→ Henkel Ireland Ltd (IRL)

Kian Molawi
Dr. Kian Molawi
PhD on 2011-04-08:
Polymer Peptide Conjugates and their Application in switchable Chymotrypsin catalyzed Amide Cleavage Reactions
→ BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Michael Möller
Dr. Michael Möller
PhD on 2011-02-07:
Reaction of tertiary Amides towards 2,2-dialkylated Amines mediated by Organocerium Compunds & Synthesis of Peptide Polymer Conjugates by NMP
→ PSS Polymer, Mainz

Julia Niehaus
Dr. Julia Niehaus
PhD on 2011-01-26:
Structuring and Chemical Modification of Silicium Sulfaces & Synthesis of Protein Polymer Conjugates
→ aleo solar, Oldenburg

Jean-Pierre B. Lindner
Dr. Jean-Pierre B. Lindner
PhD on 2011-01-11:
Dendrimers for the Synthesis of Bio-Hybrid Materials and for the Immobilization of Homogeneous Catalysts
→ BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Suman De Sarkar
Dr. Suman De Sarkar
PhD on 2010-10-16:
Derivatization of Aldehydes by NHC Catalyzed Redox Activation

→ Post Doc (K. Gademann, Basel, SUI)

Christine Wagner
Dr. Christine B. Wagner
PhD on 2010-10-01:
Catechol Borane Derivates in Intermolecular Radical Addition Reactions

→ Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim

Shintaro Kodama
Research Internship (04/2010 – 08/2010, from Osaka Univ., JPN)

Inga C. Wienhöfer
Dr. Inga C. Wienhöfer
PhD on 2010-07-13:
Radical Carboaminoxylation, Copolymerization and MS Analysis & Functionalized SiO2 Particles in Cooperative Catalysis
→ DuPont, Wuppertal

Anna-Christina Hormes
Dr. Anna-Christina Hormes
PhD on 2010-07-12:
New Concepts for the Total Synthesis of Prostaglandines based on the Desymmetrization of 1,4-Cyclohexadiene
→ Lonza AG, Visp (SUI)

Callum Campbell
Research Internship, Master's Thesis (10/2009 – 05/2010, Erasmus Exchange, Univ. York, UK)

Santiago E. Vaillard
Dr. Santiago E. Vaillard
Post Doc (02/2010 - 04/2010 & 08/2006 - 08/2007), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Tenured Researcher (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, ARG)

Caren Röben
Dr. Caren Röben
PhD on 2010-02-03:
Novel Strategies for the Immobilization of Organocatalysts

→ Post Doc (K. Muñiz, Tarragona, ESP)

Modhu S. Maji
Dr. Modhu S. Maji
PhD on 2009-11-24:
Desymmetrization of Metallated Cyclohexadienes & TM Free Oxidative Grignard Homocoupling

→ Post Doc (M. Rüping, RWTH Aachen)

M. Abid Rashid
Dr. M. Abid Rashid
Post Doc (07/2008 - 08/2009)

→ Assist. Prof. (Univ. Faisalabad, PAK)

Kazuhiro Uehara
Dr. Kazuhiro Uehara
Post Doc (05/2008 - 08/2009), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ Tenured Researcher (Univ. of Tokyo, JPN)

Saskia Miele
Dr. Saskia Miele
PhD on 2009-08-27:
Synthesis, Patterning and Applications of Polymer Brushes

→ Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn

Birte Schulte
Dr. Birte Schulte
PhD on 2009-06-18:
Atropselective Radical [1.5]-Aryl Transfer Reactions & Modification and Organization of Zeolite L Hybrid Materials
→ Bayer MaterialScience, Leverkusen

Nadine Rosenberger
Dr. Nadine Rosenberger
PhD on 2009-06-03:
Synthesis and Application of novel Protein Polymer Biohybrids

→ Procter & Gamble, Kronberg

Marion K. Brinks
Dr. Marion K. Brinks
PhD on 2008-10-14:
Polymerizations and Nitroxid Exchange Reactions at Patterned Surfaces

→ Post Doc (M. Lautens, Toronto, CAN)

Andrea Ambrosius
Diploma Thesis (11/2007 – 04/2008)

Thomas Vogler
Dr. Thomas Vogler
PhD on 2008-04-04:
New Applications of TEMPO in Organic Synthesis

→ Post Doc (S. Denmark, U of Illinous, USA)

Joyram Guin
Dr. Joyram Guin
PhD on 2007-11-15:
Intermolecular Radical Hydroamination

→ Post Doc (J. Lacour, Geneva, SUI)

Rui Umeda
Dr. Rui Umeda
Post Doc (04/2006 - 09/2007)

→ Assoc. Prof. (Kansai Univ., JPN)

Kai O. Siegenthaler
Dr. Kai O. Siegenthaler
PhD on 2007-09-29:
Alkoxyamines - From Controled Radical Polymerization towards the Chemical Modification of Materials
→ BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Michael Bartelt
Dr. Michael Bartelt
PhD on 2007-01-26:
Chirality Transfer in Radical Chemistry - Investigations on Stereoselektive Radical Cyan- and Aryl Transfer Reactions
→ Schlenk, Roth

Christoph A. Knoop
Dr. Christoph A. Knoop
PhD on 2007-01-19:
Selective Radical Generation - From Radical Polymerization towards low valent Titanium Complexes

→ Post Doc (S. Rychnovsky, UCI Irvine, USA)

Hui Yu
Dr. Hui Yu
Post Doc (02/2006 - 01/2007)

Birgit Janza
Dr. Birgit Janza
PhD on 2006-06-19:
New Methods in the Radical Synthesis of Heterocycles

→ Post Doc (G. Fu, MIT, USA)

Norihiko Yokoi
Research Internship within the IRTG Münster-Nagoya 1143 (03/2006 – 06/2006, from the Group of Y. Watanabe, Nagoya Univ., JPN)

Che-Chien Chang
Research Internship (05/2005 – 01/2006, Y.-M. Tsai, National Taiwan Univ., TWN)

Florian Schleth
Dr. Florian Schleth
PhD on 2005-10-20:
Metalated Cyclohexadienes in Desymmetrization Reactions and their Application in Organic Synthesis
→ Post Doc (D.A. Evans, Harvard, USA)

Antonio J. Herrera
Dr. Antonio J. Herrera
Post Doc (01/2004 - 05/2005), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

→ IPNA-CSIC, La Laguna, Tenerife (ESP)

Jens Kemper
Dr. Jens Kemper
PhD on 2005-05-08:
New Methods for the Generation of N-centered Radicals

→ Cordenka, Oldenburg

Tobias Schulte
Dr. Tobias Schulte
PhD on 2004-12-13:
Development of novel Alkoxyamines for NMP

→ UMCO Umwelt Consult GmbH, Hamburg

Antje Teichert
Diploma Thesis (12/2003 – 05/2004)
→ PhD with A. Pfaltz, Univ. Basel (SUI)

Andreas Blum
Diploma Thesis (12/2003 – 05/2004)
→ PhD with W.E. Diederich, Univ. Marburg

Christian Wetter
Dr. Christian Wetter
PhD on 2004-02-13:
The Persistent Radical Effect in Organic Synthesis and in Polymer Chemistry

→ Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel (SUI)

Wilfried Hess
Diploma Thesis (03/2003 – 09/2004)
→ PhD with A. Fürstner, MPI Mülheim

Katharina Woithe
Diploma Thesis (08/2002 – 02/2003)
→ PhD with J.A. Robinson, Univ. Zurich (SUI)

Katja Jantos
Diploma Thesis (08/2002 – 02/2003)
→ PhD with S. Balasubramanian, Univ. Cambridge (UK)

Martin Bossart
Dr. Martin Bossart
PhD on 2002-09-18:
Stereoselective Radikal Aryl Migration from Silicon and Sulfur to Carbon

→ Sanofi-Aventis, Frankfurt

Martin Bossart
Dr. Stephan Amreim
PhD on 2002-09-18:
Silylated Cyclohexadienes as novel Reagents in Radical Chemistry

→ Siegfried, Zofingen (SUI)

Lorenzo Garcia Alvarez
Dr. Lorenzo Garcia Alvarez
Post Doc (05/2001 - 07/2002)

→ Lilly, Madrid (ESP)

Jan Schönberger
Diploma Thesis (01/2002 – 07/2002)
→ PhD with M. Reggelin, TU Darmstadt

Verena Böhrsch
Diploma Thesis (01/2002 – 07/2002)
→ PhD with S. Blechert, TU Berlin