Professor Dr. Herbert Mayr

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department Chemie
Butenandtstr. 5-13 (Haus F)
81377 München, Germany

Tel.: +49 89 2180 77719
Fax: +49 89 2180 77717


Author Profile in Angewandte Chemie 2012

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:
June 08, 1947 (Weilheim, Germany)
Married, 3 children
1966-1974 Study of chemistry at the LMU München,
Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.) in Organic Chemistry under the direction of  Prof. Dr. Rolf Huisgen
Professional Career
Postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Dr. G. A. Olah (Nobel laureate 1994), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 
Research associate with Prof. P. v. R. Schleyer, Institute of Organic Chemisty at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Habilitation in Organic Chemistry (University of  Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Full Professor for Chemistry,  Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck
Full Professor for Organic Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Full Professor for Organic Chemistry,  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU München)
Professor (emeritus) for Organic Chemistry,  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU München)
1997-1998 Chairman of the Institute of Organic Chemistry, LMU München
1998-2000 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, LMU München
2000-2003 Head of the Organic Chemistry Division of the German Chemical Society (Liebig-Vereinigung für Organische Chemie, Fachgruppe der GDCh)
2004-2012 Chairman of the Review Board “Molecular Chemistry” of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
2007-2008 Director of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, LMU München
2011-2013 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, LMU München
Honors and Guest Professorships
1980 Emmy-Noether-Habilitation Award of the Faculties of Science at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
1983 Dozenten-Award of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, Frankfurt
1987 British Council Senior Fellowship Award
1987 University College, London (UK)
1991 Gunma University, Kiryu (Japan)
2001 Robert W. Taft Memorial Lecture, Chemistry Department, University of California, Irvine (USA)
2002 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Israel)
2002 Kuwait University, Safat (Kuwait) 
2003 Elected Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, München
2004 A. v. Humboldt Honorary Research Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science
2005 “Deutschland in Japan” Lectureship Award by the Chemical Society of Japan
2006 Liebig Denkmünze of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
2006 Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
2013 George-A.-Olah Lecture, Loker Hydrocarbon Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA)
2013 PKU - Eli Lilly Lectureship, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Peking University (China)
2014 Schleyer Lecture, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (USA)
2014 Honorary Professorship Wuhan, Institute of Technology, Wuhan (China)
2015 Karrer-Givaudan lectureship, Zuerich (Switzerland)
2016 Excellent PhD Supervisor Award by the Gesellschaft Chinesischer Chemiker und Chemieingenieure in Deutschland
2017 Honorary member of the Israel Chemical Society
2017 and 2018 Guest Professorship Tsinghua University, Beijing (China)
2018 Howard Fellowship, UNSW Sydney (Australia)
2019 Organic Reactions Lecturer, Urbana - Champaign (USA)
2020 James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society

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