Sebastian Beil

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Dr. Sebastian B. Beil

Assistant Professor in Electrochemical Synthesis and Catalysis

email: s.b.beil@rug.nl

phone: +31 50 36 37149

ORCID: 0000-0003-0373-3843

ResearcherID: W-5465-2019

Sebastian was born in Kiel, Germany, where he studied Chemistry. His Bachelor’s Thesis was obtained at the University of Stockholm with Berit Olofsson (on hypervalent iodine chemistry) and Master’s Thesis with Anne Staubitz in Kiel (on conductive polymers). For his PhD he moved to Mainz and graduated in 2019 under the supervision of Siegfried R. Waldvogel on electroorganic transformations. As an internship student, he spent time with Phil S. Baran at Scripps Research in La Jolla to investigate highly reducing electrochemical conversions. After a first postdoc in the group of Max von Delius in Ulm working on synthetic carbon allotropes, he moved to Princeton University to work in the group of David MacMillan to develop new photoredox transformations. From May 2021 on, Sebastian accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Groningen.

Career

  • since 2021

    Assistant Professor

    University of Groningen, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry

  • 2020-2021

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Princeton University, Merck Center for Catalysis

    Prof. Dr. David W. C. MacMillan

  • 2019-2020

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Ulm University, Institute of Organic Chemistry

    Prof. Dr. Max von Delius

  • 2015-2019

    PhD in Chemistry

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

    Prof. Dr. Siegfried R. Waldvogel

    Novel Studies on Molybdenum(V) Reagents (PhD Thesis, summa cum laude)

    Internship @ Scripps Research with Prof. Dr. Phil S. Baran

  • 2010-2015

    B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Chemistry

    Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

    Prof. Dr. Anne Staubitz

    Towards the Syntheses of Dinucleophiles on Aromatic Cycles (Master’s Thesis)

    Internship @ Stockholm University with Prof. Dr. Berit Olofsson

    Design and Syntheses of Unsymmetrical Diaryliodonium Salts for Novel Polymerization Reactions (Bachelor’s Thesis)

Awards and

Fellowships

2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship by the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina

2020

PhD Award by the Boehringer Ingelheim-Stiftung

2016

Kekulé-Fellowship by the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

2016

Fellowship by the Graduate School of Excellence “MAterials science IN MainZ” (MAINZ)

2015

Awarded with the Holsteiner Study Award 2015/2016 of the CAU Kiel

2014

Awarded by the Department of Chemistry of the CAU Kiel: best B.Sc. Chem. degree 2013/2014

2013

Fellowship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2012

Fellowship by the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Stiftung (German Chemical Society, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh)

Memberships

2021

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

2021

Member of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging, KNCV)

2021

Member of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Block Consortium (ARC CBBC)

2017

Juniormember of the Gutenberg-Akademie (JGU Mainz).

2017

Member of the Executive Committee of the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (Gutenberg Nachwuchskolleg, GNK, JGU Mainz).

2016

Fellowship by the Graduate School of Excellence “MAterials science IN MainZ” (MAINZ)

2012

Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)