Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Author Profiles

Authors presented on this page have recently published their 10th, 25th, 50th, or 100th article since 2000 in Angewandte Chemie. Find out interesting facts and trivia about them...

Archive: 2011 | 2010 | 2009.

Masaki Shimizu

“The biggest challenge facing scientists is the highly effective use of solar energy. If I could be anyone for a day, I would be Michael Jordan ...” This and more about Masaki Shimizu can be found on page 9778.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 52, 9778

Guy C. Lloyd-Jones

“The secret of being a successful scientist is common sense, curiosity, and following one's nose ... The part of my job which I enjoy the most is the occasional “eureka!” moment. ...” This and more about Guy C. Lloyd-Jones can be found on page 9588.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 51, 9588

Gérard Férey

“If I could be anyone for a day, I would be the conductor of a symphonic orchestra. When I was eighteen I wanted to be a teacher. ...” This and more about Gérard Férey can be found on page 9398.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 50, 9398-9400

Jörg Rademann

“The secret of being a successful scientist is a good mixture of imagination and hard work. My biggest inspiration is looking at art or doing nothing ...” This and more about Jörg Rademann can be found on page 9218.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 49, 9218

Christof M. Niemeyer

“The biggest challenge facing scientists is to solve the most urgent problems of humanity—the replacement of fossil fuels and supply of drinking water. My biggest inspiration is listening to music in the great outdoors ...” This and more about Christof M. Niemeyer can be found on page 9022.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 48, 9022

Susumu Kitagawa

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be an architect. The biggest challenge facing scientists is to prepare organic compounds such as amino acids from air ...” This and more about Susumu Kitagawa can be found on page 8818.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 47, 8818-8820

Mark Lautens

“My most exciting discovery to date has been catalytic enantioselective ring-opening reactions. When I was eighteen I wanted to be a professor of veterinary medicine ...” This and more about Mark Lautens can be found on page 8602.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 46, 8602

Lawrence T. Scott

“The biggest challenge facing scientists is the capture and utilization of solar energy. The secret of being a successful scientist is loving to solve problems and to share new findings with others ...” This and more about Lawrence T. Scott can be found on page 8402.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 45, 8402

Matthias Westerhausen

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be an architect or a chemist—in both professions creativity is necessary in order to create new structures. The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been the understanding of chemical bonding and the development of quantum mechanics.. ...” This and more about Matthias Westerhausen can be found on page 8174.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 44, 8174

Gerhard Hilt

“The most significant advances in chemistry of this century have been the advances made in organocatalysis. The biggest challenge facing chemists is to regain acceptance in the general public. ...” This and more about Gerhard Hilt can be found on page 7964.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 43, 7964

Uli Kazmaier

“My favorite subject at school was biology. The biggest problem that scientists face is global warming. ...” This and more about Uli Kazmaier can be found on page 7730.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 42, 7730

Hans-Jörg Himmel

“The biggest challenge facing scientists is that every answer creates at least two new questions. My favorite subject at school was history.. ...” This and more about Hans-Jörg Himmel can be found on page 7288.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 40, 7288

Timothy J. Donohoe

“If I could be anyone for a day, I would be Barack Obama. The secret of being a successful scientist is dedication, integrity and hard work. ...” This and more about Timothy J. Donohoe can be found on page 7121.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 39, 7119

Masakatsu Shibasaki

“The most significant scientific advances of the last 100 years have been the discovery of penicillin and the development of vaccines for various infections. If I could be anyone for a day, I would be a novelist. ...” This and more about Masakatsu Shibasaki can be found on page 6944.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 38, 6944-6946

Robert S. Langer

“In a nutshell, my research involves biomaterials and chemical and biomedical engineering. My work is significant because it hopefully helps people to live healthier lives. ...” This and more about Robert S. Langer can be found on page 6762.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 37, 6760-6762

Yitzhak Apeloig

“My favorite subject at school was soccer. When I was eighteen I wanted to be a scientist.. ...” This and more about Yitzhak Apeloig can be found on page 6584.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 36, 6584-6586

Jay S. Siegel

“The most important future applications of my research are to the training of young minds. My favorite piece of research is a living work in progress. ...” This and more about Jay S. Siegel can be found on page 6194.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 34, 6194

Lukas J. Gooßen

“My biggest motivation is when I see one of my students achieving something that I could not have done myself. My favorite subject at school was ancient greek. ...” This and more about Lukas J. Gooßen can be found on page 5992.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 33, 5992

Hans-Achim Wagenknecht

“A good work day begins with a new and exciting experimental result. The biggest challenge facing chemists is to understand the results and to convince other chemists that the unexpected chemical product was in fact desired. ...” This and more about Hans-Achim Wagenknecht can be found on page 5788.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 32, 5788

K. C. Nicolaou

“My favorite subject at school was mathematics. When I wake up I take a walk in my garden to admire and enjoy nature and its fruits.. ...” This and more about K. C. Nicolaou can be found on page 5576.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 31, 5576-5578

Tsutomu Katsuki

“My most exciting discovery to date has been asymmetric epoxidation of allylic alcohols in the Sharpless lab. If I wasn't a scientist, I would be a high-school teacher. ...” This and more about Tsutomu Katsuki can be found on page 5398.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 30, 5398

Uwe T. Bornscheuer

“My favorite subject at school was chemistry! The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been the discovery of how DNA works. ...” This and more about Uwe T. Bornscheuer can be found on page 5236.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 29, 5236

Joost N. H. Reek

“The biggest challenge facing scientists is finding technology for green energy. If I could have dinner with three famous scientists from history, they would be Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg. ...” This and more about Joost N. H. Reek can be found on page 5074.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 28, 5074

Christoph A. Schalley

“My favorite subject at school was mathematics, although I have forgotten most of it. When I was eighteen I wanted to be 19 and to finish school. ...” This and more about Christoph A. Schalley can be found on page 4888.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 27, 4888

Koop Lammertsma

“The most exciting thing about my research is to create new molecules and new concepts. When I was eighteen I wanted to be an industrial chemist. ...” This and more about Koop Lammertsma can be found on page 4670.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 26, 4670

Wenbin Lin

My favorite subject at school was Chemistry. I chose chemistry as a career because I love the fact we can “Just Do It” without over-thinking. This and more about Wenbin Lin can be found on page 4472.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 25, 4472

Yoshiaki Nishibayashi

“My first experiment was the Wittig reaction to prepare chiral allenes. If I wasn't a scientist, I would be a historian. ...” This and more about Yoshiaki Nishibayashi can be found on page 4276.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 24, 4276

Wonwoo Nam

“The secret of being a successful scientist is to devote oneself to one thing. The biggest challenge facing scientists is to recruit young talented students who are willing to enjoy ventures in science. ...” This and more about Wonwoo Nam can be found on page 4100.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 23, 4100

Benjamin G. Davis

„When I wake up I row. When I was eighteen I wanted to be Morrissey. ...“ This and more about Benjamin G. Davis can be found on page 3900.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 22, 3900

M. T. Reetz

“My favorite subject at school was tennis. When I was eighteen I wanted to be a chemist....!” This and more about Manfred T. Reetz can be found on page 3731.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 21, 3731-3733

V. Gouverneur

„The biggest challenge facing scientists is finding a way to make clean energy. If I could have dinner with three famous scientists from history, they would be Marie Curie, Dmitri Mendeleev, and Henri Moissan. ...“ This and more about Véronique Gouverneur can be found on page 3559.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 20, 3559

P. Melchiorre

„My most exciting discovery to date has been always the last one (or better still, the next one). The biggest challenge facing scientists is the responsible use of knowledge and scientific power for the betterment of humanity. ...“ This and more about P. Melchiorre can be found on page 3389.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 19, 3389

Stefan Mecking

“My biggest motivation is to see my students' progress. When I was eighteen I wanted to be unexcitingly, a chemist...!” This and more about Stefan Mecking can be found on page 3213.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 18, 3213

Helmut Cölfen

„The best advice I have ever been given is to never give up if it is worth it. My favorite subject at school was physics....“ This and more about Helmut Cölfen can be found on page 3013.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 17, 3013

Olga V. Boltalina

„I chose chemistry as a career because it gives me the opportunity to discover and make new things every day. When I wake up I use Skype to catch up with my son Stepan (who is currently finishing his PhD at MSU), since this time of day is the best compromise for our busy schedules given the 10 hour time-zone difference between Colorado and Moscow....“ This and more about Olga V. Boltalina can be found on page 2827.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 16, 2827

K. Suzuki

“My first experiment was preparation of proline-derived chiral ligands for asymmetric alkylation. My favorite subjects at school were history and English....” This and more about Keisuke Suzuki can be found on page 2635.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 15, 2635

Sandro Gambarotta

“The biggest challenge facing chemists is being creative. When I was eighteen I wanted to be an astrophysicist....” This and more about Sandro Gambarotta can be found on page 2449.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 14, 2449

Roberta Sessoli

“My most exciting discovery to date has been that molecules can have a magnetic memory. The biggest challenge facing scientists is to find renewable and sustainable energy sources...” This and more about Roberta Sessoli can be found on page 2265.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 13, 2265

Michael Famulok

„My favorite piece of research is the recent progress in the generation of purely synthetic protocells. The secret of being a successful scientist is to recognize an innovative idea and to creatively track it.“ This and more about Michael Famulok can be found on page 2077.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 12, 2077

Christian Serre

“My biggest motivation is facing a new challenge. My favorite subject at school was geography...!” These facts and more information about Christian Serre can be found on page 1887.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 11, 1887

Alan E. Rowan

“I chose chemistry as a career because... I like the creative challenge. My favorite subjects at school were mathematics and music...!” These facts and more information about Alan E. Rowan can be found on page 1717

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, No. 10, 1717

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