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Invited Speaker

Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler

Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler

Professor Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler received his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Inorganic Chemistry in 1971 from the University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken (Germany) under the supervision of Professor Fritz Seel. In 1972 he then moved to the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany) for six year to carry out postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Reinhard Schmutzler. During this time he worked several months as visiting scientist in the laboratory of Professor Alan MacDiarmid, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA). In 1982 he got his “Habilitation” (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) at the Technical University of Braunschweig. In 1978 he took the position of a Professor at the University of Bremen (Germany) and in 2009 became Professor of Chemistry at the Jacobs University Bremen leading the group of “Organofluorine- and Organophosphorus Chemistry”. He served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Utah, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa (Israel). His main research interests are the development of new fluorinating- and polyfluoroalkylating reagents as well as fluorinated building blocks including fluorinated phosphorylated alkynes for biological active compounds, the development of new fluorinated lithium-ion battery electrolyte components, fluorinated heterocycles, and recently the synthesis of main group halide carbene complexes. In 2012 he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa (Israel), where he served as a member of Board of Governors of the same institution. Since 2016 he is Concurrent Professor at the University of Nanjing, Nanjing (China). Chair of the 18th Int. Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, July 30 – August 4, 2006 in Bremen with approx. 450 participants. Chair of the Bremen Fluorine Days 2016 (www.bremenfluorinedays.com), July 3-7, 2016 with 150 participants. Approx. 360 publications in peer reviewed journals, 32 patents.


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