Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Address   Leipzig University
                  Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
                  Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
                  Johannisallee 19
                  04103 Leipzig
Phone : +49 341 97-36151
Fax: +49 341 97-39319
ResearcherID: H-2278-2012

Current Position Chair in Inorganic Chemistry (full professor, C4)

Curriculum Vitae (pdf File)

Research Topics

Transition metal complexes and their application in catalysis and materials science; organohosphorus compounds; biologically active boron compounds (reagnts for boron-neutron capture therapy (tumour therapy), enzyme inhibitors (inflammation, progression of cancer)

1. Professional Career

10/2002-09/2005 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
04/2001-09/2002 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
01/1997-01/1999 Executive Director of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Since 04/1993 Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Temporary Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
10/1990-02/1991 Temporary Lecturer at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

2. Training and Research Stays Abroad

May 2016 Visiting Professor at Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
March 2009 Visiting Academic at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
January 2008 Visiting Academic at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
October 1990-March 1993 Guest Researcher at the University of Karlsruhe (with Heisenberg Grant), Germany
September 1988-August 1990 Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Chemistry, Stuttgart, Germany, with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. H. G. von Schnering
March 1986- March 1987 Joint work with Prof. Dr. B. S. Wild at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (research grant)
October 1985-March 1986 Joint work with Prof. Dr. C. L. Raston at the University of Western Australia, Australia, funded by the Verband der chemischen Industrie (Liebig Grant)
July 1984-September 1985 Joint work with Prof. Dr. M. F. Lappert, FRS, at the University of Sussex, England, funded by the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (Liebig Grant)
July 1988 Habilitation and venia legendi in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany
October 1983 Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany (degree awarded with “summa cum laude”)
March 1982 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany

3. Professional Activities and Memberships

since 05/2016 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, NAWI Graz (University of Graz and TU Graz), Austria
since 02/2015 Member of the Senatsausschuss Evaluierung der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
since 2014 Member of the Beirat einer Individualstipendiatenklasse gemeinsam mit der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes an der Research Academy Leipzig
since 2014 Speaker of the Forschungsprofilbereich Complex Matter” (one of nine centres of excellence at Leipzig University, together with Prof. M. Grundmann),
since 07/2013 Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Faculty of Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
since 05/2013 Chair of COST Action CM1302 "European Network on Smart Inorganic Polymers (SIPs)",
since 11/2012 Member of the Editorial Board of “Inorganics”
since 06/2012 Associate Editor of the "Biochemical and Biophysical Journal of Neutron Capture Therapy"
since 10/2011 Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal ChemPlusChem
since 09/2011 Referee for the DAAD programme PROMOS at Universität Leipzig
since 01/2011 Member of the Virtual Institute for Energy Research (VIER),
since 11/2009 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)
since 04/2009 Member of the Managing Committee Biomedical Biotechnological Centre at Leipzig University
since 8/2008 Member of the Förderverein Chemikum Marburg
since 10/2007 Coordinator and Speaker of the Graduate School (“Building with Molecules and Nano-objects” (BuildMoNa)),
since 04/2007 Referee for the German Accrediting Organisation “ASIIN”
since 04/2007 Member of the Editorial Board of Chemistry Central Journal
since 2006 Member of the Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
since 2005 Coordinator of the Graduate Exchange Programme (ISAP, funded by DAAD) between the Department of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia, and the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig University
since 2005 Member of the Deutsche Technion-Gesellschaft eV since 3/2003 Member of the Graduate Committee of the University of Leipzig and Head of the Sub-committee “Science” (UK3) (since 12/2005)
since 2003 Referee for several DAAD programmes
since 1/2002 Vertrauensdozentin (contact) of Leipzig University for the Organising Committee of the Conference of Nobel Laureates (Chemistry) in Lindau
since 2002 Member of the Editorial Board of Zeitschrift für Angewandte und Allgemeine Chemie
since 2002 Member (Associate) of the “Centre for Magnetic Resonance” at Leipzig University
since 7/2001 Head of the board of trustees of the Institute of Non-classical Chemistry e.V.
since 2001 Member (Associate) of the “Biomedical Biotechnological Centre” at Leipzig University
since 1999 Member of the Graduate Committee of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
since 9/1999 Member of the Faculty Committee
since 1999 Referee for the Australian Research Council (ARC)
since 6/1998 Vertrauensdozentin (tutor) der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation), since 3/2001 in charge of all Vertrauensdozenten (16) (tutors) in Leipzig
since 1993 Referee for publications in Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Heteroatom Chemistry, Polyhedron, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, and others
since 1993 Member of the Wöhler Vereinigung of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
since 1993 Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Universitätsprofessoren und -professorinnen für Chemie (ADUC) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
since 1983 Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

4. Awards

05/2017 Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony, awarded by the Minister-President of Saxony
2016 Costin Nenitescu Medal, awarded by the Romanian Chemical Society (SChR)
2016 Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c.) by Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
2016 Costin Nenitzescu-Rudolf Criegee Lecture, awarded jointly by GDCh and the Romanian Academy of Sciences
2015 Elhuyar-Goldschmidt Lecture, awarded jointly by GDCh and Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica (RSEQ)
2014 Doctor Honoris Causa by Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
2013 IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical
Engineering Award
since 2010 Member of AcademiaNet (
02/2009-03/2009 Australian National University Fellowship, ANU, Canberra, Australia
08/2007-10/2007 Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
06/2007 Invited Professor, Université de Rennes 1, France
02/2007 Visiting Professorship, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey (by TÜBITAK)
05/1999 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC)
1990-1993 Heisenberg Grant, DFG, Germany
1984-1986 Liebig Grant, Verband der chemischen Industrie, Germany

5. Research Activities

Homogeneous Catalysis with Mono- and Multinuclear Transition Metal Complexes
Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Inorganic Compounds
Precursors for Materials Science

Inorganic Chemistry, Bioorganometallic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis (Schlenk technique, chromatography for air-sensitive compounds) reactivity and structural elucidation (IR, UV-Vis, NMR, X-ray crystallography) of organometallic, coordination and main group element compounds; Homogeneous catalysis with mono- and multinuclear complexes: Reactions of transition metal complexes with functionalised ligands (N, P, As, O, S donors), (chiral, functionalised) phosphorus compounds, switchable catalysts, (chiral) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), heteronuclear complexes; Applications of inorganic compounds in medicinal and biological areas: Biologically active carbaboranes, carbaboranyl derivatives for BNCT, carbaboranyl- and phosphanyl-modified amino acids, metal- and phosphorus-based anti-tumour agents, carbaboranes as phenyl mimetics, new, selective COX inhibitors; Precursors for novel materials: Alkali and earth alkaline metal phosphanides and phosphanediides, complexes with reactive metal–phosphorus bonds, strained phosphacycles for ROP, phosphorus-rich precursors for phosphorus-rich metal phosphides

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6. Publications and Presentations

More than 440 publications in refereed journals; more than 300 plenary, keynote and invited oral presentations (national and international).

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