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Dominik Munz

since 12/2016        Independent Research Group Leader
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry (K. Meyer)                                                                                       

6/2016 – 11/2016 Postdoctoral Studies
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry (K. Meyer)    

6/2014 – 05/2016 Postdoctoral Studies
University of California, San Diego, CA, USA.
Synthesis of multidentate CAAC ligands and organic radicals (PI: G. Bertrand)

10/2013 – 05/2014 Postdoctoral Studies
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA. Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization CCHF.
Oxidation of hydrocarbons with single-site catalysts and main group oxidants (PI: T. B. Gunnoe)

05/2013 – 09/2013 Postdoctoral Studies
TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Alkane activation and functionalization with palladium bis-NHC catalysts – mechanism, catalyst development, and DFT-calculations (PI: T. Strassner)

04/2009 – 04/2013 Dr. rer. nat. in Chemistry (summa cum laude)
TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Alkane activation and functionalization with palladium bis-NHC catalysts – mechanism, catalyst development, and DFT-calculations (PI: Prof. T. Strassner)

10/2007 – 03/2009 Diploma in Chemistry (with highest distinction)
TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Experimental and theoretical studies on transition metal catalyzed oxidations of hydrocarbons (PI: Prof. T. Strassner)

07/2007 – 09/2007 Internship in Organic Synthesis
ENSC Lille, France (PI: P. Grandclaudon)

08/2006 – 06/2007 Graduate Studies Chemical Engineering
ENSC Rennes, Rennes, France.

10/2003 – 07/2006 Undergraduate Studies Chemistry
TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

10/2002 – 08/2003 Civil Service
Paramedic, Bavarian Red Cross, Augsburg, Germany.

06/2002                       High School Graduation “Abitur”
Augsburg, Germany

  • Emerging Talents Initiative ETI of the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2017.
  • Liebig Habilitation Fellowship of the Fonds der chemischen Industrie (FCI), 12/2016 – 12/2019.
  • Return Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for postdoctoral studies with K. Meyer, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 06/2016 – 12/2016.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for postdoctoral studies with Prof. G. Bertrand, University of California, San Diego, 06/2014 – 05/2016.
  • Travel Grant of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) for the ORCS conference in Tucson, AZ, USA, 2014.
  • Doctoral Fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), 07/2010 – 12/2012.
  • Travel Grant of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), Section Sustainable Chemistry for the Gordon Research Conference: Green Chemistry, Lucca (Barga), Italy, 2012.
  • Travel Grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the ACS National Spring Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 2012.
  • Travel Grant of the Karl-Ziegler-Foundation for the EuCheMS congress in Nuremberg, Germany, 2010.
  • French-German double diploma program 2006–2008.
  • German Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) ambassador to the summer course meeting in Budapest, Hungary, 2006.
  • Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, June 2018, Erlangen «From Terminal Metal Imides and Oxides to Organic Radicals» (invited presentation)
  • 32nd Molecular Modelling Workshop (MMWS), March 2018, Erlangen «How to Tame a Terminal Palladium Oxo» (presentation)
  • Liebig Fellowship Regional Meeting, March 2018, Regensburg «From Terminal Metal Imides and Oxides» (invited presentation)
  • Daimler-Benz Stiftung, January 2018, Ladenburg «Terminal Imid- und Phosphidkomplexe zur Veredelung von Kohlenwasserstoffen» (invited presentation)
  • TU Munich, Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, January 2018, Munich «CAAC Ligands in Coordination Chemistry – from Theory to the Lab Bench» (invited presentation)
  • ICCE Inorganic Chemistry Conference Erlangen, September 2017, Erlangen «How to Tame a Terminal Palladium Oxo» (invited presentation)
  • 31st Molecular Modelling Workshop (MMWS), March 2017, Erlangen «How to Tame a Terminal Palladium Oxo» (poster)
  • ICCE Inorganic Chemistry Conference Erlangen, September 2016, Erlangen «Donor Functionalized Cyclic(alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs)» (presentation).
  • ACS National Meeting, Spring 2016, San Diego, CA, USA, 2016 «Towards the Stabilization of Late Transition Oxo and Imido Complexes by Cyclic(alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs)» (presentation).
  • ORCS – Organic Reactions Catalysis Society, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2014 «Catalytic Hydrocarbon Oxidation» (presentation).
  • ACS National Meeting, Spring 2014, Dallas, TX, USA, 2014 «Catalytic Hydrocarbon Oxidation» (presentation).
  • ACS National Meeting, Spring 2012, San Diego, CA, USA, 2012 «Propane Functionalization with Palladium Biscarbene Complexes» (presentation).
  • ICOMC – International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012 (poster).
  • Gordon Research Conference and Seminar (GRC and GRS) Green Chemistry, Lucca, Italy, 2012 (poster).
  • HFMC – Heidelberg Forum of Molecular Catalysis, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011 (poster).
  • MolMod – Modeling of Molecular Properties, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011 (poster).
  • EuCheMS Congress, Nuremberg, Germany, 2010 (poster).
  • Kainz, C. de Salas, S. Wesselbaum, H. Büttner, G. Wienhöfer, D. Munz, F. Stempfle, H. Kayser. Nachrichten aus der Chemie (2012), 60, 1045–1046 (report).