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, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Author Profiles

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

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Jonathan R. Nitschke

“My favorite place on earth is Yosemite National Park. The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been the identification of the Higgs Boson ...” This and more about Jonathan R. Nitschke can be found on page 12928.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 52, 12928

Masahiro Miura

“Chemistry is fun because new findings raise my spirits. When I was eighteen I wanted to be either a mathematician or a chemist. ...” This and more about Masahiro Miura can be found on page 12656.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 51, 12656

Shu-Hong Yu

“If I were not a scientist, I would be a fisherman or a farmer. What I look for first in a publication is its graphical abstract ...” This and more about Shu-Hong Yu can be found on page 12402.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 50, 12402

Kyoko Nozaki

“The principal aspect of my personality is I am enormously optimistic. My motto is fully enjoy whatever I do ...” This and more about Kyoko Nozaki can be found on page 12160.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 49, 12160-12161

Shu-Li You

“I like refereeing because it is the only way to keep scientific publishing working. The biggest problem that scientists face is distractions from outside science. ...” This and more about Shu-Li You can be found on page 11934.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 48, 11934

Holger Braunschweig

“I like refereeing because I hope that our publications will also be refereed with the same amount of interest. Without this mutual willingness, scientific publication would be impossible. The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been quantum theory and the theory of relativity in terms of furthering knowledge, and computers and the internet in terms of changing our lives ...” This and more about Holger Braunschweig can be found on page 11670.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 47, 11670-11671

Oliver Reiser

“My not-so-secret passion is electronic gadgets. The greatest scientific advance in the next decade will be catalytic C-O activation. ...” This and more about Oliver Reiser can be found on page 11416.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 46, 11416

Ying-Chun Chen

“My favorite name reaction is the Diels–Alder reaction. The secret of being a successful scientist is to keep reading and thinking ...” This and more about Ying-Chun Chen can be found on page 11198.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 45, 11198

Gerard Meijer

“The best advice I have ever been given is to follow my heart. I like refereeing because it is an excellent way to stay up-to-date in the research field. ...” This and more about Gerard Meijer can be found on page 10930.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 44, 10930

Julius Rebek, Jr.

“If I won the lottery, I would keep doing chemistry. My favorite place on earth is the VIth district of Paris ...” This and more about Julius Rebek, Jr. can be found on page 10698.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 43, 10698-10699

Noritaka Mizuno

“My mottos are ‘be naïve’ and ‘be creative’. My favorite way to spend a holiday is fishing in a mountain stream. ...” This and more about Noritaka Mizuno can be found on page 10442.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 42, 10442-10443

Chengde Mao

“My motto is ‘simple is beautiful’. My favorite drink is green tea ...” This and more about Chengde Mao can be found on page 10220.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 41, 10220

Atsuhiro Osuka

“If I were not a scientist, I would be a painter. The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been the Haber–Bosch process for ammonia synthesis ...” This and more about Atsuhiro Osuka can be found on page 9970.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 40, 9970-9971

Dietmar Stalke

“If I were not a scientist, I would be a carpenter or a goldsmith. My favorite food is the Bratwurst at the Göttingen Christmas market ...” This and more about Dietmar Stalke can be found on page 9730.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 39, 9730-9731

Jianbo Wang

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be an agriculturist. If I could be described as an animal it would be a panda ...” This and more about Jianbo Wang can be found on page 9482.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 38, 9482

Kendall N. Houk

“What I look for first in a publication is a memorable discovery leading to a new idea. The most important thing I learned from my parents is keep working for your goals and enjoy life (no matter what happens) ...” This and more about Kendall N. Houk can be found on page 9212.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 37, 9212-9213

Michael Tsapatsis

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a chemical engineer. Looking back over my career, I am hopeful, based on the progress achieved so far, that molecular sieve films will become a widespread energy-efficient separation technology. ...” This and more about Michael Tsapatsis can be found on page 8926.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 36, 8926

Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a medical doctor. Looking back over my career, I am fortunate to be a chemist. ...” This and more about Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh can be found on page 8692.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 35, 8692

Martin Jansen

„I like refereeing because it allows me to deploy my fault-finding talent. The biggest problem that scientists face is being misjudged geniuses. ...“ This and more about Martin Jansen can be found on page 8420.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 34, 8420-8422

Wolfgang A. Herrmann

“The greatest scientific advance of the last decade was the decoding of the human genome. When I was eighteen I wanted to become a chemist, and so I did. ...” This and more about Wolfgang A. Herrmann can be found on page 8148.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 33, 8148-8149

Stephen B. H. Kent

“My favorite piece of music is La Bohème (Puccini). My best investment was in the university education of our three children. ...” This and more about Stephen B. H. Kent can be found on page 7888.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 32, 7888

D. A. Leigh

“If I were not a scientist, I would be missing out. What I look for first in a publication is something beautiful (structure, concept, or result). ...” This and more about D. A. Leigh can be found on page 7628.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 31, 7628-7629

Karl Anker Jørgensen

“The word “scientist” means to be creative and innovative. My secret/not-so-secret passion is art in the form of modern paintings, graphics, and rock music. ...” This and more about Karl Anker Jørgensen can be found on page 7364.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 30, 7364

Barry M. Trost

“What I first look for in a publication is to learn something I did not know. The most important thing I learned from my parents is self-reliance. ...” This and more about Barry M. Trost can be found on page 7074.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 29, 7074-7076

Jinbo Hu

“If I were not a scientist, I would be an archaeologist. My biggest motivation is my own interest and curiosity ...” This and more about Jinbo Hu can be found on page 6818.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 28, 6818

V. Gevorgyan

”When I was eighteen I wanted to be Bruce Lee, or at least Chuck Norris. My motto is give serendipity a chance! ...“ This and more about V. Gevorgyan can be found on page 6562.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 27, 6562

Frank Würthner

“Looking back over my career, I would say that some detours were worth it. When I was eighteen I wanted to be a chemistry student, however, first I had to spend one year in the army ...” This and more about Frank Würthner can be found on page 6308.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 26, 6308-6309

Akio Baba

“If I could be described as an animal it would be a white bull. My motto is to accept my fate ...” This and more about Akio Baba can be found on page 6042.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 25, 6042

Bert Weckhuysen

“If I were not a scientist, I would be an artist. My favorite band is Coldplay. ...” This and more about Bert Weckhuysen can be found on page 5790–5791.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 24, 5790-5791

Helmut Schwarz

“A good work day begins now and again with the thought “Time is a strange thing” (from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’). My secret/not-so-secret passion is a deep curiosity for people. ...” This and more about Helmut Schwarz can be found on page 5532.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 23, 5532-5534

Matthias Beller

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a biology and chemistry teacher. The biggest challenge facing scientists is the development of technologies and methods to secure a sustainable future for our children ...” This and more about Matthias Beller can be found on page 5284.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 22, 5284-5285

Zuowei Xie

“My favorite place on earth is my home town. A good work day begins with a cup of Chinese tea ...” This and more about Zuowei Xie can be found on page 5037.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 21, 5037

Kiyotomi Kaneda

“My favorite piece of music is “The Four Seasons” (Antonio Vivaldi). My biggest motivation is the joy of doing research with my colleagues and students ...” This and more about Kiyotomi Kaneda can be found on page 4778.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 20, 4778

Max Malacria

“What I appreciate most about my friends is loyalty and frankness. The greatest scientific advance of the last decade was published at the very beginning of the 21st century: the first draft sequence and analysis of the human genome ...” This and more about Max Malacria can be found on page 4518.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 19, 4518-4519

Kazuaki Ishihara

“My favorite saying is “Simple is best” (Occam's razor). When I was eighteen I wanted to be a great chemist!” This and more about Kazuaki Ishihara can be found on page 4269.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 18, 4268

Armido Studer

“I would have liked to have discovered the triphenylmethyl radical. My favorite food is fondue. ...” This and more about Armido Studer can be found on page 4000.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 17, 4000-4001

Qi-Lin Zhou

“The best stage in a scientist's career is the first ten years of independent research. The best advice I have ever been given is studying science instead of liberal arts ...” This and more about Qi-Lin Zhou can be found on page 3748.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 16, 3748

Warren E. Piers

“If I were not a scientist, I would be a chef or sommelier. My favorite place on earth is the summit of any mountain ...” This and more about Warren E. Piers can be found on page 3514.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 15, 3514

François Diederich

“My favorite food is Japanese cuisine. The most important thing I learned from my parents is a love for dedicated and reliable craftsmanship ...” This and more about François Diederich can be found on page 3302.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 14, 3302-3304

Ning Jiao

“My favorite piece of research is the next result. The most important thing I learned from my parents is to find other people's merits. ...” This and more about Ning Jiao can be found on page 3056.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 13, 3056

Masahiro Murakami

“When I was eighteen I wanted to be a rice farmer. The biggest challenge facing scientists is solar energy capture ...” This and more about Masahiro Murakami can be found on page 2808.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 12, 2808

Michael M. Haley

“A good work day begins with an early morning workout at the gym. My favorite song is “Supper's Ready” by Genesis. ...” This and more about Michael M. Haley can be found on page 2540.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 11, 2540

Uwe Rosenthal

My motto is “We are condemned to hope!” (Manès Sperber). When I was eighteen I wanted to be a chemist, mathematician, or aircraft designer. ...” This and more about Uwe Rosenthal can be found on page 2280.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 10, 2280

Shuit-Tong Lee

“My motto is to keep cool and be patient. The most important thing I learned from my students is no question is stupid ...” This and more about Shuit-Tong Lee can be found on page 2002.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 09, 2002

Manfred Scheer

“If I could be anyone for a day, I would be Leonardo da Vinci. My favorite way to spend a holiday is to hike on an alpine ‘via ferrata’ ...” This and more about Manfred Scheer can be found on page 1756.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 08, 1756-1757

Michael Müller

“My favorite place on earth is where my family is. My best investment was a Colnago racing bike. ...” This and more about Michael Müller can be found on page 1514.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 07, 1514

Michael Willis

“My favorite reaction is the Robinson synthesis of tropinone. I am waiting for the day when someone will discover the 30-hour day ...” This and more about Michael Willis can be found on page 1304.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 06, 1304

Bas de Bruin

“The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been quantum mechanics. The greatest scientific advance in the next decade will be the discovery of a wireless interface between our brains and the internet ...” This and more about Bas de Bruin can be found on page 1102.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 05, 1102

Hansjörg Grützmacher

“I chose chemistry as a career because didn't feel confident enough to study art design. In my opinion, the word “scientist” means adventurer at the edge of knowledge ...” This and more about Hansjörg Grützmacher can be found on page 854.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 04, 852-853

Keiji Maruoka

“The most important thing I learned from my parents is ‘persistence is power’. My favorite place on earth is Hawaii ...” This and more about Keiji Maruoka can be found on page 580.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 03, 580-581

Nicolai Cramer

“If I won the lottery, I would wonder how on earth my name appeared on the ticket. The greatest scientific advance in the next decade will be the discovery of a second habitable earth ...” This and more about Nicolai Cramer can be found on page 302.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 02, 302

 Herbert Mayr

“The greatest scientific advance of the last decade can only be recognized after another 50 years. The biggest challenge facing scientists is storage of energy ...” This and more about Herbert Mayr can be found on page 34.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, No. 01, 34-35

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