Prof. Dr. Stefan F. Kirsch
Stefan F. Kirsch was born in Berlin, Germany. He received his undergraduate education at Philipps-Universität Marburg and obtained the Diploma degree in 2000. After his PhD thesis at Technische Universität München with T. Bach (2000-2003), he moved as a Feodor-Lynen postdoctoral fellow with L. E. Overman to the University of California at Irvine. In 2005, he returned to Technische Universität München where he started an independent academic career as "Juniorprofessor". In 2011, he accepted an offer as chaired full professor in Organic Chemistry at Bergische Universität Wuppertal. His work focuses on the development of new transition-metal catalyzed domino reactions, hypervalent iodine compounds, and their applications in total synthesis.