Deutsch Intern
Prof. Dr. Holger Helten

Prof. Dr. Holger Helten

Chair of Inorganic Chemistry I

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
and Institute for Sustainable Chemistry & Catalysis with Boron (ICB)
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
D-97074 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 31 84086






Curriculum Vitae

  Since 2019 Professor (W3) & Chair of Inorganic Chemistry I, University of Würzburg,
    from 05/2019 - 07/2023 as Heisenberg Professor
  04/2019 Offer for an Associate Professorship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (declined)
  10/2018 Offer for a Chair and Full Professorship (W3) at the University of Wuppertal, Germany (declined)
  2018 — 2019 Heisenberg Research Group Leader, RWTH Aachen University (07/2018 — 04/2019), and University of Würzburg (05/2019 — 11/2019)
  07/2018 Habilitation, Venia Legendi in "Chemistry" (Mentor: Prof. Dr. Jun Okuda)
  2012 — 2018 Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader, RWTH Aachen University
  2010 — 2011 Postdoctoral research with Prof. Dr. Ian Manners
University of Bristol, UK
  2004 — 2009 Ph.D. in Chemistry “summa cum laude”, University of Bonn
(Advisor: Prof. Dr. Rainer Streubel)
    08/2007—10/2007: Research visit with Prof. Dr. Anthony J. Arduengo, III
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
  1998 — 2003 Studies in Chemistry, University of Würzburg
diploma thesis (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bernd Engels), final grade: 1.0
  1997 Studies in Biology, University of Würzburg

Awards and Fellowships

  Heisenberg grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  Emmy Noether grant
  Return fellowship of the DFG
  Postdoctoral research fellowship of the DFG, University of Bristol, UK
  Dr. Edmund ter-Meer-Award for the best Ph.D. thesis of the year
  Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
  Kekulé doctoral fellowship of the “Fonds der Chemischen Industrie” (FCI)
  Doctoral fellowship of the SFB 624 (“Templates”)
  Fellowship of the Graduate Training Programme “Elektronendichte: Theorie und Experiment”
  Faculty Award 2002/2003 of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Würzburg for the diploma thesis

Editorial Work

  Associate Editor Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (EIBC)


  Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
  Wöhler Division for Inorganic Chemistry at the GDCh
  AG Phosphorus Chemistry at the GDCh
  Division of Sustainable Chemistry at the GDCh
  Royal Society of Chemistry
  Deutscher Hochschulverband
  Member of the Sustainability Commission of the JMU Würzburg