Prof. Holger Braunschweig



Holger Braunschweig is head and chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Würzburg. He obtained his PhD and Habilitation with Prof. P. Paetzold (RWTH Aachen). He was post-doc with Prof. M. F. Lappert  at Sussex and held a position as Reader at Imperial College, London.

He carried out seminal work on metal boron complexes, boron heterocycles, and boron-boron multiple bonds. His work was published in over 400 publications, the majority of which appeared in first ranking journals. His discoveries have been highlighted in a wide range of outlets, including New Scientist, The Times of London, Science, Nature, Nature Chemistry, Chemical and Engineering News, Chemistry World, Spektrum, Chemie in unserer Zeit, and Angewandte Chemie.

He was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz award (2009), the RSC Main Group Chemistry Award (2014), and received the Arduengo, Steinhofer, Bruker, and ScotCHEM named visiting lectureships. He is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, and the DFG advisory panel for molecular inorganic chemistry.

 

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"Leibniz Lecture Tour of Canada", DFG and the Universities of Ottawa and Calgary (CA)
"Glenn Seaborg Lecture", University of California Berkeley (USA)
"Frontiers Lectureship", Texas A&M University (USA)
"Alfred Stock Gedächtnispreis 2016" of the GDCh
Corresponding Member of the "North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts"
 ERC Advanced Grant "multiBB"
"Main Group Award", Royal Society of Chemistry 
"Inaugural ScotCHEM Lectureship", Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde and St. Andrews (Scotland, UK) 
"Bruker Lectureship", University of Toronto (CA)
"Steinhofer Lectureship", University of Freiburg (D)
ERC Advanced Grant "BORYLENEFUN" 
Member of the "Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften" 
"Arduengo Lectureship", University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (USA) 
Member of the "Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften" 
Laureate of the "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis" (2009) 
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) 



Employment History

2010
2009 - current 
10/2007 - 09/2009
10/2005 - 09/2007
10/2004 - 09/2005
2002 - 2009
10/2002
10/2000
03/1998
12/1997
03/1991 - 02/1992
12/1990
Chair offered at the University of Erlangen (D, declined)
Appointed W3 Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Würzburg (D)
Vicedean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy 
Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy 
Vicedean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy 
Appointed C4 Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Würzburg (D)
Appointed Reader at Imperial College, London (UK)
Appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London (UK)
Appointed Privatdozent at RWTH Aachen (D)
Habilitation, RWTH Aachen with Prof. P. Paetzold (D)
Postdoc with Prof. M. F. Lappert (FRS), University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) 
Dr. rer. nat., RWTH Aachen with Prof. P. Paetzold (D)