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Dr. Mario P. Wiesenfeldt


(he/him)

Room 2.35

ECR Group Leader

ZEMOS

Phone: +49 23432 19078

Universitätsstraße 150

Mario.Wiesenfeldt@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

44801 Bochum


Mario Wiesenfeldt was born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein and studied chemistry at the Ruprecht Karls-Universität Heidelberg, where he worked with Prof. Lutz Gade. Following an exchange semester at the University of York, Mario conducted the research towards his master thesis in the group of Prof. Brian Stoltz at the California Institute of Technology. In 2015, Mario joined the group of Prof. Frank Glorius at the WWU Münster to develop selective arene hydrogenation reactions before moving to Princeton in 2019 to conduct a postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. David MacMillan. In the MacMillan group, he developed new syntheses of bioisosteres and functionalizations thereof via photoredox catalysis. In October 2021, Mario started his independent career at the RU Bochum and at the MPI für Kohlenforschung.


Career

From 2021

Independent career at RU Bochum/ MPI für Kohlenforschung

2019–2021

Postdoctoral research

Prof. Dr. D. W. C. MacMillan, Princeton University

2015–2019

PhD in organic chemistry

Prof. Dr. F. Glorius, WWU Münster

2009–2015

B.Sc and M.Sc. studies

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Master thesis with Prof. Dr. B. M. Stoltz, California Institute of Technology

Exchange semester at the University of York



Selected Awards

2021

Liebig scholarship by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

2021

GDCH Prize for university innovation

2019

Postdoctoral scholarship by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2018

WWU Dissertation Prize

2018

Evonik Prize

2016

PhD scholarship by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

2014

PROMOS scholarship

2013

European Talent Pool of the BASF SE

2013

Deutschlandstipendium