Professor Matthias Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock, Germany, has received the Karl Ziegler Prize from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) and the Karl Ziegler Foundation. The award is one of the highest honors in the field of chemistry in Germany and was presented at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum 2017 in Berlin on September 11, 2017.
Matthias Beller receives the prize for his work on organometallic catalysis, which has enabled a number of sustainable industrial processes. In addition, the award honors Beller’s contributions to the success and the international reputation of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis.
Matthias Beller studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he finished his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1989. After a postdoctoral stay with Barry Sharpless at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, he worked in research at Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, Germany, for five years. In 1996, he became Associate Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and in 1998, he joined the University of Rostock, Germany, as Full Professor. Since 2005, he is Director of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis.
Among other honors, Professor Beller has been awarded the Leibniz-Preis of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the European Sustainable Chemistry Award. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the Akademie der Wissenschaften (Academy of the Sciences), Hamburg, Germany, and has been Vice President of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Association (Leibniz Association) since 2012. Among other commitments, he is Chairman of the Editorial Board of ChemSusChem, a member of the Editorial Boards of Angewandte Chemie and Chemistry – A European Journal, as well as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis.
- Selective cobalt nanoparticles for catalytic transfer hydrogenation of N-heteroarenes,
Feng Chen, Basudev Sahoo, Carsten Kreyenschulte, Henrik Lund, Min Zeng, Lin He, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller,
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6239–6246.
- Cobalt-catalysed reductive C–H alkylation of indoles using carboxylic acids and molecular hydrogen,
Jose R. Cabrero-Antonino, Rosa Adam, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller,
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6439–6450.
- Selective reductive amination of aldehydes from nitro compounds catalyzed by molybdenum sulfide clusters,
E. Pedrajas, I. Sorribes, K. Junge, M. Beller, R. Llusar,
Green Chem. 2017, 19, 3764–3768.
- Catalysis: From Principles to Applications,
Matthias Beller, Albert Renken, Rutger A. van Santen (Eds.),
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012.
- Sustainable Metal Catalysis with Iron: From Rust to a Rising Star?,
Stephan Enthaler, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 3317–3321.
- Metal-Initiated Amination of Alkenes and Alkynes,
Thomas E. Müller, Matthias Beller,
Chem. Rev. 1998, 98, 675–704.
- Palladacycles as Structurally Defined Catalysts for the Heck Olefination of Chloro- and Bromoarenes,
Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Christoph Brossmer, Karl Öfele, Claus-Peter Reisinger, Thomas Priermeier, Matthias Beller, Hartmut Fischer,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1995, 34, 1844–1848.
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