2022 - And another year of hope...
Our longtime colleague Thomas Schuld goes into his well-earned retirement and will enjoy his free time outside the University from now on. We are sad to see you go, but happy for you! All the best and come see us sometime!
Welcome Tim! He finished his Master with us and is now part of our PhD crew. All the best for your work!
Another year starts, another year where we will be hoping to have the worst of Corona behind us and will be able to work together and in person again with less masks and distance... Corona proves: personal exchange is still the best thing to work and learn together! Let's be optimistic and start well into 2022! Happy New Year to all of our collegues and friends!
The new year brings new faces to our group:
Martin Stürminger came from Rostock to join us as a new technician!.We're glad to have you and looking forward to common lab work!
Welcome also to Svenja Stürmer, Carl Schiller, Kurt Klauke and Lars Tretow working now in our ERC project with us! They have been member of other workgroups in our University until now and we're thankful for the new vibes they will bring into our group during the next months!
2021 - The year of hope
Time flies and group members must leave while new ones come: Our long-time group member Uttam finished his work with us and is drawn back to India. We will miss your expertise and having you around! All the best for you and your little family!
Also, we welcome two familiar faces in new positions: Ben and Thilo have been with us as Bachelor students and continue their academic career with us in the new fast track program. We wish you lots of succes and fun!
Congratulations, Luana! After three years with us, you finished your PhD excellently and we would have loved to have a huge party with you! Corona prohibited that, maybe one day, we'll catch up... Until then, we wish you all the best for your next step and and we say ciao and auf Wiedersehen!
Continued research on using the simple M(hmds)2 as catalysts, Pradip and Axel published Co(hmds)2 catalysed benzylic CH-borylation and dehydrocoupling to an overall dehydrogenative functionalization of hydrocarbons at mild conditions.
Some of our previous and following research results are based on Bis(imino)acenaphthene (BIAN) ligands. So Josef, Jenny and Axel published a review on the application of redox-active BIAN based diimine ligands in metal-catalyzed small molecule synthesis. Find our article here.
13/07: Robin was awarded a prestiguous fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI).
Congratulations! This 2-year program supports his research career in the area of photochemistry and depolymerization. Three out of three applications from our group in the past 12 months were successful. A great testimony to the excellent performance of our crew .. which prompted the FCI to ban us from this competition for some time ;)
02/07: The last Regensburgian is the first Hamburgian: Bernhard fought though his Ph.D. defense as our first Hamburg finisher. With him, the Bavarian lineage comes to an end. We wish you a triumphant return to home turf and a successful step onto new career grounds.
28/05: Welcome Ben, our new master student!
18/05: Let's welcome Till as a new member of our group! A year of memorable events for Till: he has not only started as a PhD student in the Jacobi group, he also became father of a sweet girl two months ago! We are looking forward to a great collaboration and science enrichment with him. We wish him all the best!
After using lithium amide as catalyst for *hydroboration* of nitriles, Pradip and Axel published broad-scope reduction of various functions including carbonyls, carboxylates, pyridines, carbodiimides, and carbonates under very mild conditions using Mn(hmds)2. The same protocol was applied to depolymerization. Read about it here!
29/03: Since conferences in real life are not possible at the moment, online conferences are getting more and more interesting. So Jenny decided to participate at the poster session of the Frühjahrssymposium of the GDCh, which was held online. Jenny's feedback about the conference: "The atmosphere and conversation occasions that were made possible by the online platform were helping a lot to create something similar to a conference. I am very happy about the discussions regarding my project and the very helpful advices from other chemists during the poster session. I am looking forward to the next conference, hopefully in real life".
Click on the link to see a bigger version of the poster.
01/02: wir haben noch eine Stelle frei im Bereich "Metall-und PhotoKatalyse"! Bewirb dich jetzt bis zum 20.02.2021. Mehr Infos und die Stellenausschreibung hier.
19/01: This is a once-in-a-lifetime-chance ;) or at least in 2021 - join our group through the "Nanohybrid" project! From this week on you'll find the job-announcement also on different websites, like academics.de, nature.com, findaphd.com, sciencecareers.org. Check it out and send us your CV!
07/01: Jackie came all the way from a almost Corona-free Malaysia to a deepen-in-the-lockdown Germany, gone through many burocracies and now he is officially part of the Jacobi group. Jackie will be working in the DFG-financed project "Photooxygenerierung". One of his grand interests is indeed photoredox catalysis. Welcome Jackie!
2020 - How Quickly Nothing Has Happened
The nomination of Universität Hamburg in 2019 as a University of Excellence bears its fruits: the funds from the clusters of excellence create great opportunities and support for early career researchers. Read more about the excellence strategy in this Nature article.
Our group welcomes Mattis as a PhD student! After finishing his B. Sc. in our group, he now commences his doctoral studies as part of the new Fast-Track Program. Participants work on their PhD program while finishing their Master's degree. Good luck, Mattis!
More in the 2020 page...