Resume Prof. Fessner

Wolf-Dieter Fessner

Porträt Prof. Fessner

Dr. rer. nat.
Professor of organic chemistry

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • 1955 born in Bietigheim/Germany (swabia)
  • 1981 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Freiburg/Germany (H. Prinzbach)
  • 1986 Dr. rer. nat., University of Freiburg/Germany (H. Prinzbach)
  • 1987 Postdoc, Harvard University, Cambridge/USA (G.M. Whitesides)
  • 1988 Postdoc, University of Southern California, Los Angeles/USA (G.A. Olah)
  • 1992 Habilitation, University of Freiburg/Germany
  • 1993 Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen/Germany
  • since 1998 Full Professor, Organic Chemistry, TU Darmstadt/Germany

Awards

  • 1986 DFG Research Fellowship
  • 1989 Gödecke Research Award
  • 1992 ADUC Award
  • 1993 Heisenberg Fellowship
  • 2000 Novartis Lecture

Professional Activities

Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 1996 – present
Editorial Advisory Board, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis 2000 – present
Liaison Officer, Fund of the Chemical Industry Association 1998 – present
Member, Steering Committee BioTrans Conference Series 1998 – present
Chairman, BioTrans Conference 2001
Management Committee, COST action D25 Applied Biocatalysis 2001 -2007
Management Committee, COST action CM0701 Cascade Chemoenzymatic Processes 2008 – 2012
Management Committee, COST action CM1303 Systems Biocatalysis 2014 – present
Elected Member, DECHEMA Committee “Biotransformationen” 2008 – present
Dean of Studies, Department of Chemistry 2002 -2007, 2017 – present
Coordinator, EU-Project Carbazymes 2015 – present

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