Ulrich Hintermair, University of Bath, UK, explains how he uses FlowNMR spectroscopy to study catalytic processes. Hintermair’s research focuses on developing new catalytic methodologies for sustainable chemistry and clean energy.
Ulrich Hintermair studied chemistry and chemical engineering at the University of Würzburg, Germany, the École Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Électronique, Lyon, France, the University of St Andrews, UK, and RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from RWTH in 2010. Starting in 2011, Hintermair was a postdoctoral researcher with Robert H. Crabtree at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. In 2013, he joined the University of Bath to take up a Whorrod Research Fellowship at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. In 2016, he established Bath’s Dynamic Reaction Monitoring (DReaM) Facility for operando studies of homogeneous catalysis.
Among other honors, Hintermair has received a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2011, the Willi Keim Prize from the ProcessNet Advanced Fluids Subject Division in 2016, and the Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Young Academic Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2018.