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01.11.2022 – New Group MemberCharlotte Petersdorff-Campen joins the group for her Master's Thesis, Nils Rotthowe as staff scientists, Michael Neuwirt as PhD Student and Sebastian Maas for his Bachelor's Thesis – welcome!
24.10.2022 – New Labs (in parts)We finally moved to some of our new labs - with the delay of 1.5 years. The group made a huge effort to equip the lab! Thanks for the patience and let's see, when everything works (remaining rooms).
26.07.2022 – New Group MemberPierre Kachel joins the group for his Master's Thesis and Inna Safianova for her Post-Doc – welcome!
20.07.2022 – Inorg. Chem. PaperThe joint work with the Schneider group on "Halide Effects in Reductive Splitting of Dinitrogen with Rhenium Pincer Complexes" has been accepted for publication.
15.06.2022 – New Group MemberMarie Weidner joins the group as technician – welcome!
12.06.2022 – ACS Catal. PaperIgor's and Thorben's work on "Electroreduction of Carbonyl Compounds Catalyzed by a Manganese Complex" has been accepted for publication.
10.06.2022 – ZAAC PaperSebastian's work on "A Binuclear Cobalt Complex in the Electrochemical Water Oxidation Reaction" in collaboration with the Sarkar group (Stuttgart) has been accepted for publication.
03.06.2022 – PhD DefenseLucas and Igor recently successfully defended their PhD thesis, which we finally celebrated with the traditional "Abholung"! Well deserved - congratulations.
02.02.2022 – New Group MemberPhilipp Rohatschek joins the group for his PhD Thesis – welcome!
01.02.2022 – Acc. Chem. Res. PaperInke's Accounts of Chemical Research on "Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Catalyzed by Binuclear LRe2(CO)6Cl2 and LMn2(CO)6Br2 Complexes with an Internal Proton Source" has been published.
20.12.2021 – New Group MemberYasaman Sheidaei joins the group for her PhD thesis and Casey Tensfeldt for her Bachelor’s Thesis – welcome!
03.12.2021 – Commun. Chem. PaperOle's and Martin's work on "Ordering a rhenium catalyst on Ag(001) through molecule-surface step interaction" with our contribution has been accepted in Communications Chemistry.
26.11.2021 – Angew. Chem. PaperThe joint work with the Rivard group on "Redox-Active Heteroatom-Functionalized Polyacetylenes" has been accepted in the Angewandte Chemie.
04.10.2021 – New Group MemberJanna Wierper joins the group for her Master’s Thesis – welcome!
15.09.2021 – SYNTHESIS ReviewIgor's and Thorben's Mini-Review on "Transition Metal Complex Catalysed Photo- and Electrochemical (De)hydroge- nations Involving C=O- and C=N-Bonds" has been accepted in SYNTHESIS.
30.06.2021 – DFG/NSF ProposalOur joint proposal with Nilay Hazari (Yale University) and Alexander Miller (UNC) on electrochemical hydrogenation reactions was approved by the DFG Fantastic, I am looking forward to this!
17.06.2021 – CRC 1073Inke was elected as Vice speaker of the CRC 1073. Thank you very much!
02.06.2021 – CRC 1073The CRC 1073
on atomic scale control of energy conversion received approval from the
DFG and will be funded for further 4 years. Looking forward to this.
18.05.2021 – PhD position available
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of inorganic molecular electrochemistry (closed). https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/305402.html?cid=15518.
06.04.2021 – JACS Paper
The joint work with the Meyer group on "A Bioinspired Disulfide/Dithiol Redox Switch in a Rhenium Complex as Proton, H-Atom, and Hydride Transfer Reagent" has been accepted in the J. Am. Chem. Soc.
06.04.2021 – ZAAC Paper
The work of the Schneider group with Inke's contribution on “Solvent dependent C–H Bond Strength in a Nickel Pincer Complex” hast been accepted in ZAAC.
01.04.2021 – New Post-DocThomas Wylezich starts his Post-Doc in our group. Welcome, Thomas!
31.03.2021 – Chem. Eur. J. PaperThe joint work with the Rivard group on "A Stable Homoleptic Divinyl Tetrelene Series" has been accepted in Chem. Eur. J.
25.03.2021 – Upgrade
I declined an offer from Potsdam University for a W3-Professorship and accepted a counter-offer from Göttingen University. Thanks to everyone, who made this possible, espacially to the group members - past and present - for their great work. I am looking forward to continuing our research at the University of Göttingen!
22.02.2021 – ACS Catal. Paper
The joint work with the Meyer group on "Selective Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction to CO by an NHC-Based Organometallic Heme Analogue" has been accepted in ACS Catalysis.
13.01.2021 – New PhD Students
After successful finishing of their Master's Thesis, Kai-Thorben and Henner start with their PhD Thesis in the group.
17.12.2020 – Teaching Award
Matthias Otte and Inke Siewert received the teaching award of the faculty in the Summer Semester for their joint lecture “Aktuelle Forschungsschwerpunkte der Anorganischen Chemie 2”. The award is given by the students. Thank you very much!
24.09.2020 – EJIC Paper
Our Minireview on "Manganese and rhenium tricarbonyl complexes equipped with proton relays in the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction" has been accepted in the Special Issue: ADUC prize winners of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
03.08.2020 – Chem. Sci. Paper
The work of the Ackermann group (Göttingen) on "Renewable Resources for Sustainable Metallaelectro-Catalysed C–H Activation" with Inke's contribution has been accepted in Chemical Science.
23.06.2020 – New Group MemberHenner Pesch joins the group for his Master’s Thesis – welcome.
04.06.2020 – Chem. Eur. J. Paper
Igor Fokin’s paper on „Chemoselective Electrochemical Hydrogenation of Ketones and Aldehydes with a Well-Defined Base-Metal Catalyst“ has been accepted in Chemistry European Journal.
02.06.2020 – Organometallics Paper
Lucas Paul’s paper on „Photochemical Properties of Re(CO)3 Complexes with and without a Local Proton Source and Implications for CO2 Reduction Catalysis“ has been accepted in Organometallics.
11.05.2020 – Dalton Trans. Paper
Lucas Paul’s paper on „A Dinuclear Rhenium Complex in the Electrochemically Driven Homogeneous and Heterogeneous H+/CO2-Reduction“ has been accepted in Dalton Transactions.
25.02.2020 – Inorg. Chem. Paper
The work of the Sarkar group (Berlin/Stuttgart) with our contribution on "Rhenium Complexes of Pyridyl-Mesoionic Carbenes: Photochemical Properties and Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction" with our contribution has been accepted in Inorg. Chem.
21.02.2020 – Inorg. Chem. Paper
The joint work with the Wenger, González and Meyer group on „Electrochemical and Photophysical Properties of Ruthenium(II) Complexes Equipped with Sulfurated Bipyridine Ligands“ has been accepted in Inorg. Chem.
29.01.2020 – ZAAC Paper
Jia-Pei Du’s paper on „An Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Study on Re(CO)3(L)Cl in Dimethylformamide (L = 2,2’-bipyridine)“ has been accepted in Z. anorg. allg. Chem.
17.01.2020 – New Group MemberKai-Thorben Kuessner is back for his Master’s Thesis – welcome.
15.01.2020 – EJIC Paper
The joint paper with the Schneider group on „(Electro-)chemical Splitting of Dinitrogen with a Rhenium Pincer Complex“ has been accepted in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
05.12.2019 – ChemElectroChem Paper
Mona Wilken’s paper on „Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production with a Molecular Cobalt Complex in Aqueous Solution“ has been accepted in ChemElectroChem.
04.07.2019 – New Group Members
Jyotima Mukherjee joins the group for her PhD Thesis and Wiebke Wehling for her Master’s Thesis – welcome.
01.07.2019 – Jia-Pei Du’s Defence
Jia-Pei Du successfully defended her PhD thesis today. Congratulations Jia-Pei, well done!
19.06.2019 – Inorg. Chem. PaperIgor Fokin’s paper on „The impact of a proton relay in binuclear α-diimine-Mn(CO)3 complexes on the CO2 reduction catalysis “ has been accepted in Inorganic Chemistry for the special issue Celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table: Emerging Investigators in Inorganic Chemistry.
02.05.2019 – ICASEC Summer SchoolThe registration for our ICASEC Summer School on „Electrochemical Approaches to Chemical Synthesis“ is open now. We invited leading experts on the highly interdisciplinary topic to come to Göttingen. More information can found here: http://www.icasec.uni-goettingen.de/summer-school-2019/
19.04.2019 – COELEC PaperOur Mini-Review on the „Electrochemical N2 splitting at well-defined metal complexes“ has been accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Electrochemistry.
04.07.2019 – New Group MemberNils Ostermann finsished his Master’s thesis. He continues his work in our group as PhD student.
06.02.2019 – Chem. Eur. J. Paper
Jia-Pei Du’s paper on the „Mono‐ and binuclear α‐diimine‐Re(CO)3 complexes with proton responsive ligands in the CO2 reduction catalysis “ has been published in Chemistry European Journal.
09.11.2018 – PhD position
There is an open PhD position starting in March 2019 or later. More information can be found here: