Peter Roesky on the Art and Utility of Inorganic Synthesis

Author:, Mario Müller

Peter Roesky, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, explains the inspiration behind his research.

Peter Roesky studied chemistry at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 1994. He then performed postdoctoral research with T. J. Marks at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. In 1999, Roesky completed his habilitation at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He joined the Free University of Berlin, Germany, as Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 2001. Since 2008, Roesky is Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at KIT.

Among other honors, Roesky has received a Heisenberg Fellowship of the DFG (German Science Foundation) in 2000, a Fellowship from the Karl Ziegler Foundation in 2001, and the Terrae Rarae Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the coordination chemistry of the rare earth elements in 2016.

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