Carsten Schmuck (1968 – 2019)

  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 05 August 2019
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Carsten Schmuck, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, passed away on August 2, 2019.

Carsten Schmuck's research focused on supramolecular chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and self-assembling nanomaterials. His research interests included the construction of artificial receptors for biologically relevant substrates, such as peptides and carbohydrates, with de-novo design and combinatorial methods, the investigation of self-organizing zwitterions as building blocks for supramolecular polymers and soft nanomaterials in water, and the thermodynamic study of non-covalent interactions in general.

Carsten Schmuck
, born in Oberhausen, Germany, in 1968, received his diploma in chemistry in 1992 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1994 from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Feodor-Lynen Fellow with Ronald Breslow at Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA, and completed his habilitation in supramolecular and bioorganic chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany, in 2001. Then, Carsten Schmuck became C3-Professor for Organic Chemistry at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, and since June 2008, he was Chair for Organic Chemistry (W3-Professor) at the Universität Duisburg-Essen.

Among other commitments, Carsten Schmuck was Vice-Speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre 1093: Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins since 2014, and a member of the Fachkollegiat of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) since 2016. He also served on the Advisory Board of CHEMKON.

He received, among other awards, the Literature Prize of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI, Chemical Industry Fund), in 2017 together with Peter Wich and Tanja Schirmeister for their new edition of the classic Beyer-Walter textbook of organic chemistry.

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