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Klung Wilhelmy Science Award in Chemistry 2022

Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner

Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Image Credit: Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Kramer

The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award in Chemistry honors Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) for her pioneering research in the field of synthetic and mechanistic inorganic chemistry and catalysis.

  • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • Time: 5.00 pm s.t.
  • The event will take place at the Henry Ford Building of Freie Universität Berlin (Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin).

Viktoria H. Däschlein-Gessner is chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the Ruhr-University of Bochum since 2016. She obtained her PhD under the supervision of Prof. C. Strohmann at TU Dortmund in 2009 and was postdoc with Prof. T. D. Tilley at the University of California in Berkeley (USA).
After a further postdoctoral stay with Prof. H. Braunschweig at the University of Würzburg she started her independent career and completed her Habilitation in 2015. In 2016, she obtained an ERC Starting Grant of the European Union.
Her research interests lie in the field of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
She has worked on the development of carbanionic and ylidic ligands for the stabilization of reactive main group compounds and the design of new catalysts.
Her work was published in more than 100 publications and recognized by a series of national and international awards and prices.

Klung Wilhelmy Science Award

The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award,
1973 to 2001 Otto-Klung-Award,
2001 to 2007 Otto-Klung-Weberbank-Award,
2007 to 2013 Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Award,
is an annual German science award, alternating annually between the fields of chemistry and physics.

The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award is presented under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger.