Recent Advances in Lewis-acid Chemistry

Recent Advances in Lewis-acid Chemistry

Expert speakers will discuss various aspects of the exciting advances recently made in the area of Lewis-acid chemistry

Moderated by Prof. Lutz Greb
He started his independent research at the University of Heidelberg in 2016, where he is currently a W3 Professor. Using computational and analytical techniques, his group currently establishes the notions of global, effective, and intrinsic Lewis acidity, pushing the theory of Lewis acidity at a more stringent framework.


Armin R. Ofial is a researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München since 1997, where he habilitated in 2013. Armin’s research interests include reactions of iminium ions as well as the kinetics and thermodynamics of polar organic reactions.

Stefan M. Huber started his independent career at Technical University Munich in 2009. In 2014, he moved to Ruhr-University Bochum, where he is a full professor since 2022. His research focuses on the use of noncovalent interactions like halogen and chalcogen bonding in solution, particularly in organocatalysis.

Caleb Martin joined Baylor University in 2013, where he is an associate professor since 2019. His group’s research is focused on boron chemistry, with special interest in boron-containing analogues of benzene for electronic materials. His group is also interested in the development of boron Lewis superacids and the application of their reactivity for catalytic transformations.

Connie C. Lu began her independent career at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities in 2009. In spring 2022, she moved to the University of Bonn as a W3 Professor in the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry. Her research interests span inorganic and organometallic chemistry, especially topics in chemical bonding, electronic structure, reactivity, and catalysis.

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