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stephen hashmi

STEPHEN HASHMI, Professor & Vice-President Research & Transfer, University of Heidelberg


Catalysis of Organic Reactions by Gold and Other Metals


Host: Maria Manuel Marques





Short Bio


Prof. Dr. A. Stephen K. Hashmi  is Chair  for  Organic  Chemistry  at  the  Institute  of  Organic  Chemistry  of  the  Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg.


Since 2013, he is Vice-Rector of Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and Vice-President Research and Transfer of Heidelberg University.

His research is focused on Ligand development, methodology development, and detailed mechanistic studies in homogeneous transition‐metal catalysis; mechanistic studies include isotope labeling, in situ spectroscopy from IR to EXAFS, and computational chemistry. In addition, the development of highly active catalysts by efficient modular methods is a focus of current activities.


He received many awards and distinctions, such as the Hector Research Prize 2010 and ORCHEM Prize for Natural Scientists. He is author of more than 250 publications. He is member of the Editorial Board of Chemistry-A European Journal (Wiley-VCH), Member of the Academic Advisory Board of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (Wiley VCH), Member of the Internatioal Advisory Board of ChemCatChem (Wiley-VCH), among others.