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Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner

Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Anorganische Chemie II
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum


Office: NC 2/70
viktoria.daeschlein-gessner[at]rub.de 
Fon: +49 (0)234 32-24174
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14174
ResearcherID: E-1019-2013

Viktoria H. Däschlein-Gesner (neé Gessner) is chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany).

She obtained her PhD under the supervision of Prof. C. Strohmann at TU Dortmund in 2009 and was postdoc with Prof. T. D. Tilley at the University of California in Berkeley (USA).
After a further postdoctoral stay with Prof. H. Braunschweig at the University of Würzburg she started her independent career and completed her Habilitation in 2015. Since 2016 she is Professor at the at the Ruhr-University of Bochum.
Viktoria’s research interests lie in the field of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
She has worked on the development of carbanionic and ylidic ligands for the stabilization of reactive main group compounds and the design of new catalysts.
Her work was published in approx. 100 publications and recognized by series of awards and prices.

Furthermore, she is mother of two children, loves running and good food and is a passionate soccer fan (Borussia Dortmund).


since 10/2020     

Vicedean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry

since 07/2016

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (W3), Ruhr-University of Bochum (D)

27.05.2015

Habilitation, University of Würzburg (D)

01/12 - 06/16

Independent Group Leader, University of Würzburg (D)

2011

Postdoc with Prof. Dr. H. Braunschweig, University of Würzburg (D)

2009 - 2010

Postdoc with Prof. Dr. T. Don Tilley, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

19.06.2009

Dr. rer. nat., TU Dortmund (summa cum laude) with Prof. Dr. C. Strohmann (D)

2002 - 2007

Diploma (Chemistry), University of Würzburg and Philipps-Universität Marburg (D)

2020          

Recipient of the Organometallics’ 2020 Distinguished Author Award

 

2016

Thieme Journal Award

2016

ERC-Starting Grant

2015

ADUC Award for habilitands 2014

2014

Röntgen Award for young scientists of the University of Würzburg

2014

Exploration Grant of the Boehringer-Ingelheim Foundation

2013

Award of the Dr. Otto-Röhm-Gedächtnisstiftung

2012

Emmy-Noether Grant of the German Science Foundation

2012

Helene Lange Award of the University of Oldenburg and of the EWE Foundation

2011

Liebig Fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (declined)

2011

Feodor Lynen Return Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2010

IUPAC Prize for young researchers in chemistry (worldwide)

2009

Feodor Lynen Postdoc Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2009

PhD Award of the TU Dortmund

2009

Special Award of the Karl Ziegler travel grants of the GDCh

2009

DSM Science and Technology Award North (Finalist)

2009

Award for the best oral presentation (Tag der Chemie, TU Dortmund)

2008

DSM Science and Technology Award South (Finalist)

2008

European Young Chemist Award (Silver medal)

2007

PhD Fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

2007

Faculty Award of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Würzburg

2005

DAAD travel grant for a research stay in the USA.

2004

Fellowship of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation

since 2006

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

since 2009

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

since 2013

American Chemical Society

since 2011

Borussia Dortmund

since 2013          

Deutscher Alpenverein