Angewandte Author Profiles February 2013

Angewandte Author Profiles February 2013

Author: ChemViews

The Angewandte Author Profiles celebrate an author’s 10th, 25th, 50th, or 100th article in the journal in the last ten years. This month, the following authors have had their 10th paper published and Jieping Zhu and Hisashi Yamamoto celebrate their 25th papers:

Licheng Sun, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden:

The best chemistry adventure in my career was the discovery of a molecular water oxidation catalyst with a water molecule as the seventh ligand.

Peter J. Sadler, University of Warwick, UK:

The most amusing chemistry adventure in my career was encouraging my first year undergraduates to say the names of and write the chemical symbols for the first 103 elements on a blank periodic table in the shortest possible time.

Manuel Alcarazo, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany:

My favorite piece of research is Werner’s coordination theory. All done without NMR, HRMS, or X-ray diffraction!

Tomislav Rovis, Colorado State University, USA:

My favorite time of day is right before dinner time, when the bottle of wine is open and I’m about to take a sip.

Jieping Zhu, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, France:

My favorite quote is “To study without thinking is futile, to think without studying is dangerous” (Confucius).

Hisashi Yamamoto, Chubu University, Japan:

I chose chemistry as a career because it is so beautiful and yet still mysterious. I decided to be a chemist when I was 10 years old and I have never to this day regretted that rather early decision.

Jun-An Ma, Tianjin University, China:

If I could go back in time and do any experiment, it would be the discovery of penicillin.

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