Award Winner 2022: Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award 2022 (Chemistry) was awarded to Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).
She is honored for her pioneering research in the field of synthetic and mechanistic inorganic chemistry and catalysis.
Viktoria H. Däschlein-Gessner has been the 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 conducted postdoctoral research 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 pursuing independent research and completed her Habilitation in 2015. In 2016, she obtained an ERC Starting Grant from 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 research has appeared in over one hundred publications, and she has been recognized with a series of national and international awards and prizes.