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, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, 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...

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Rhett Kempe

“When I was eight(een) I wanted to be a boat builder/yacht maker. My favorite drink is whisky (Islay) ...” This and more about Rhett Kempe can be found on page 12396.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 52, 12396

Aiwen Lei

“The biggest problem that scientists face is the pursuit of fame and fortune. If I won the lottery, I would stop applying for grants and concentrate on oxidative coupling research just for fun! ...” This and more about Aiwen Lei can be found on page 12136.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 51, 12136

Robert Mulvey

“A good work day begins with telling a student that their paper has just been accepted, especially if it is for Angewandte Chemie. What I look for first in a publication is that surprise element that we all strive for in our own studies. ...” This and more about Robert Mulvey can be found on page 11836.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 50, 11836-11837

Zhang-Jie Shi

“I like refereeing because I learn about the latest progress in the research field much earlier than others. The greatest scientific advance in the next decade will be clothes that can perform photosynthesis ...” This and more about Zhang-Jie Shi can be found on page 11566.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 49, 11566

Michel R. Gagné

“If I won the lottery, I would be able to finally stop writing grants! In my opinion, the word “scientist” means explorer ...” This and more about Michel R. Gagné can be found on page 11286.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 48, 11286

Fernando P. Cossío

“The biggest challenge facing scientists is the molecular basis of consciousness. My favorite quote is “Never publish faster than you think” (Prof. P. M. Etxenike) ...” This and more about Fernando P. Cossío can be found on page 11038.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 47, 11038

Xinliang Feng

“Young people should study chemistry because they can learn how to cook. My favorite time of day is reading literature. ...” This and more about Xinliang Feng can be found on page 10762.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 46, 10762

Andreas Kirschning

„In a spare hour I would like to run at sunset or sunrise. The biggest challenge facing scientists is to keep their autonomy and independence and preserve spare time for creativity. ...“ This and more about Andreas Kirschning can be found on page 10488.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 45, 10488

Jurriaan Huskens

“Science is fun because it provides a life-long satisfaction of curiosity. My favorite time of day is dinner (for several reasons) ...” This and more about Jurriaan Huskens can be found on page 10282.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 44, 10282

Hans-Joachim (Hajo) Freund

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be either a physicist or a chemist. I am waiting for the day when someone will discover a cure for Alzheimer's disease ...” This and more about Hans-Joachim (Hajo) Freund can be found on page 10016.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 43, 10016-10017

Jun Okuda

“In my opinion, the word “scientist” means being honest. My biggest motivation is understanding nature ...” This and more about Jun Okuda can be found on page 9784.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 42, 9784

Eric T. Kool

“What I look for first in a publication is a new idea. If I were not a scientist, I would be a drummer in a struggling jazz band....” This and more about Eric T. Kool can be found on page 9532.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 41, 9532

Jürgen O. Metzger

“I like refereeing because it gives me a more original picture of the paper. The greatest scientific advance in the next decade will be the transition to sustainable and biobased chemistry ...” This and more about Jürgen O. Metzger can be found on page 9237.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 40, 9237

Masayuki Inoue

“What I look for first in a publication is architecturally beautiful structures. My favorite piece of research is R. B. Woodward's total synthesis of reserpine ...” This and more about Masayuki Inoue can be found on page 9016.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 39, 9016

Michael J. Krische

“My favorite place on earth is with friends and family. The greatest scientific advance in the next decade will be the union of directed evolution and metal catalysis. ...” This and more about Michael J. Krische can be found on page 8782.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 38, 8782

Paul Floreancig

“If I could be any age I would be 47. No point in fretting about the passage of time. The biggest challenge facing scientists is reversing the growing sense from the general public that science is not a worthy area of pursuit ...” This and more about Paul Floreancig can be found on page 8468.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 37, 8468

Ralph Weissleder

„What I look for first in a publication is the problem and then the data. If I won the lottery, I would continue doing science. ...“ This and more about Ralph Weissleder can be found on page 8224.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 36, 8224-8225

Sjoerd Harder

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be an astronaut—the ultimate travel experience. Young people should study chemistry because it is the science that strives to achieve complete understanding and control over matter, that is, the world we live in. ...” This and more about Sjoerd Harder can be found on page 7978.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 35, 7978

Uwe H. F. Bunz

“The best stage in a scientist's career is ALWAYS. Each has different opportunities, rewards, and challenges. My favorite place on earth is the waves in front of Waikiki beach on a day when there is a 3–7 ft (Hawaiian scale) swell ...” This and more about Uwe H. F. Bunz can be found on page 7728.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 34, 7728

Emmanuel Lacôte

“The biggest problem that scientists face is willful scientific illiteracy. My biggest motivation is seeing my students leading the hunt ...” This and more about Emmanuel Lacôte can be found on page 7474.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 33, 7474

Stefan Hecht

“What I look for first in a publication is a thrilling new concept. The best stage in a scientist's career is when they can still do chemistry in the lab with their own hands ...” This and more about Stefan Hecht can be found on page 7218.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 32, 7218

Younan Xia

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a mechanical engineer. The biggest challenge facing scientists is nonlinearity ...” This and more about Younan Xia can be found on page 6958.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 31, 6958-6959

Vincent L. Pecoraro

“My best investment was my education. The best advice I have ever been given is ,‘Don't get bogged down in BS’ ...” This and more about Vincent L. Pecoraro can be found on page 6696.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 30, 6696

Stefan Bräse

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a prosecutor. My first experiment was making sodium out of sodium chloride (electrolysis using my toy train set) ...” This and more about Stefan Bräse can be found on page 6444.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 29, 6444

Flemming Besenbacher

“I enjoy the wee hours spent bouncing e-mails back and forth with my many good colleagues all over the world. The most important thing I learned is to hire students, postdocs, and young colleagues who are smarter than me ...” This and more about Flemming Besenbacher can be found on page 6204.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 28, 6204

Hans-Dieter Arndt

“Guaranteed to make me laugh is a ridiculous accumulation of buzzwords. Science really can be fun at times! What I look for first in a publication are the figures ...” This and more about Hans-Dieter Arndt can be found on page 5994.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 27, 5994

Kenichiro Itami

“The biggest problem that scientists face is the efficient utilization of solar energy. If I won the lottery, I would buy as many sports cars of all kinds as possible ...” This and more about Kenichiro Itami can be found on page 5794.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 26, 5794

Patrik Schmuki

“If I could be anyone for a day, I would be Neil Armstrong on the moon. In a spare hour I watch stand-up comedy (Bill Hicks is my all time favorite) ...” This and more about Patrik Schmuki can be found on page 5608.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 25, 5608

José L. Alonso

“My favorite food is Spanish ham. The most significant scientific advance of the last hundred years has been the discovery of the laser ...” This and more about José L. Alonso can be found on page 5422.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 24, 5422

Guy Bertrand

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a professional tennis player. When I wake up I wake up my 8-year-old son ...” This and more about Guy Bertrand can be found on page 5248.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 23, 5248-5250

Jin-Quan Yu

“What I look for first in a publication is a surprising phenomenon. The most important thing I learned from my parents is to not give up ...” This and more about Jin-Quan Yu can be found on page 5014.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 22, 5014

Buxing Han

“If I were not scientist, I would be an architect. When I wake up I have a big breakfast and think about what I will be doing during the day ...” This and more about Buxing Han can be found on page 4741.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 21, 4741

Takashi Kato

“My favorite subjects at school were the sciences and geography. When I was eighteen I wanted to be an engineer or a scientist. ...” This and more about Takashi Kato can be found on page 4740.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 21, 4740

A. Dieter Schlüter

“My favorite piece of research is Günther Maier's tetrahedrane synthesis. The biggest challenge facing scientists is to not surrender in fighting the growing importance of business strategies in science ...” This and more about A. Dieter Schlüter can be found on page 4540.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 20, 4540

Kilian Muñiz

“My favorite piece of research is Emil Fischer's beautiful work on the hexoses. When I was eighteen I wanted to move to and live in Spain (it just took me another 20 years to see it through) ...” This and more about Kilian Muñiz can be found on page 4260.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 19, 4260

Daniel J. Mindiola

If I could be anyone for a day, I would be Tiger Woods (before the scandal). The greatest scientific advance of the last decade was making C-C bonds with alkanes. ...” This and more about Daniel J. Mindiola can be found on page 4046.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 18, 4046

Luis M. Liz-Marzán

“My greatest achievement has been bringing up two wonderful children. The biggest problem that scientists face is public awareness about the need for basic research ...” This and more about Luis M. Liz-Marzán can be found on page 3838.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 17, 3838

Anthony K. Cheetham

“My favorite subject at school was chemistry, though I was not particularly good at it at the time! My greatest achievement has been mentoring a large number of very successful young scientists ...” This and more about Anthony K. Cheetham can be found on page 3598.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 16, 3596-3598

Helmuth Möhwald

“My favorite subject at school was mathematics. The biggest problem that scientists face is to realize that the purpose of science is to predominantly serve people, not the other way around ...” This and more about Helmuth Möhwald can be found on page 3350.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 15, 3350-3352

Mike Hannon

“The three things I would take to a desert island would be a bed, a hunter, and a chef. My favorite author (fiction) is Penelope Fitzgerald, who is a superb wordsmith ...” This and more about Mike Hannon can be found on page 3114.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 14, 3114

Alois Fürstner

“My favorite subject at school was certainly not sports. The three qualities that make a good scientist are curiosity, creativity, and dedication ...” This and more about Alois Fürstner can be found on page 2880.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 13, 2880-2882

Rüdiger Kniep

“My favorite subject at school was fine arts. When I was eighteen I wanted to be an architect. ...” This and more about Rüdiger Kniep can be found on page 2670.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 12, 2670-2672

Zhaomin Hou

“When I wake up I do some simple stretching exercises for a little while before having breakfast. A good work day begins with a ‘good morning’ ...” This and more about Zhaomin Hou can be found on page 2430.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 11, 2430

Steven P. Nolan

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a professional baseball player. The biggest challenge facing scientists is to convince the funding agencies that what they do is meaningful ...” This and more about Steven P. Nolan can be found on page 2212.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 10, 2212

Raymond Ziessel

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a top chef. The three qualities that make a good scientist are hard work, curiosity, and open-mindedness ...” This and more about Raymond Ziessel can be found on page 1970.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 09, 1970

Didier Astruc

“My favorite subjects at school were history and mathematics. When I was eighteen I wanted to be Professor in a scientific field. ...” This and more about Didier Astruc can be found on page 1750.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 08, 1750-1752

Ben L. Feringa

“If I could be anyone for a day, I would be Leonardo da Vinci. My greatest achievement has been the design of a molecular motor. ...” This and more about Ben L. Feringa can be found on page 1470.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 07, 1470-1472

Nobuharu Iwasawa

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be an organic chemist, although I didn't know what it really meant. The biggest challenge facing scientists is how to deal with the depletion of energy sources and other resources. ...” This and more about Nobuharu Iwasawa can be found on page 1224.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 06, 1224

Takeshi Kawase

“My favorite subject at school was history. When I wake up I make two cups of coffee for my wife and myself ...” This and more about Takeshi Kawase can be found on page 988.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 05, 988

Annie Powell

“My science “heroes” are my co-workers in my group. The biggest problem that scientists face is to keep an open and prepared mind ...” This and more about Annie Powell can be found on page 800.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 04, 800

Axel Schulz

“When I wake up I think of molecules I dreamt of. My greatest achievement has been finding a wife, who is not a scientist ...” This and more about Axel Schulz can be found on page 575.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 03, 575

Herbert Waldmann

“The biggest problem that scientists face is to repeatedly come up with good ideas in the course of their entire career. The greatest scientific advance in the next decade will be the development of personalized medicine ...” This and more about Herbert Waldmann can be found on page 346.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 02, 346-348

K. Peter C. Vollhardt

“When I wake up I try to ask a pertinent question of the seminar speaker (quote from Jay Siegel; I can't top that). The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been Einstein's discovery that time actually equals money ...” This and more about K. Peter C. Vollhardt can be found on page 34.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, No. 01, 34-36

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