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    9747 AG Groningen


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Research interests

Sebastian was born in Kiel, Germany, where he studied Chemistry. His Bachelor’s Thesis was obtained at the University of Stockholm with Berit Olofsson (on hypervalent iodine chemistry) and Master’s Thesis with Anne Staubitz in Kiel (on conductive polymers). For his PhD he moved to Mainz and graduated in 2019 under the supervision of Siegfried R. Waldvogel on electroorganic transformations. As an internship student, he spent time with Phil S. Baran at Scripps Research in La Jolla to investigate highly reducing electrochemical conversions. After a first postdoc in the group of Max von Delius in Ulm working on synthetic carbon allotropes, he moved to Princeton University to work in the group of David MacMillan to develop new photoredox transformations. From May 2021 on, Sebastian accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Groningen. His reasearch interest are the synthesis of small and naturally derived building blocks for pharmaceuticals and advanced materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Photochemistry, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton Univ, Princeton University


Supramolecular Chemistry, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Univ Ulm, University of Ulm


Organic Chemistry, Doctor rer. nat. (PhD), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 55099, Mainz, Germany


Chemistry, Master of Science, Christian Albrechts Univ Kiel, University of Kiel


Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, Christian Albrechts Univ Kiel, University of Kiel


External positions

National Board, The German Chemical Society (GDCh)


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