Marder Group


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    Name                  PROF. DR. DR. h.c.TODD B. MARDER, FRSC

    Address              Institut für Anorganische Chemie
                                Julius-Maximilians-Universität  Würzburg
                                Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg


                                Tel. +49 (0) 931/31-85514
                                Fax +49 (0) 931/31-84622

    Date of Birth     14. November 1955

    University Education     

    1976-1981        Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of California at L.A. (UCLA),
                               with Prof. Dr. M. F. Hawthorne                 

    1972-1976        B.Sc. in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
                               with Prof. Dr. A. Davison, FRS


    since 2012         Professor (Chair) of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry,
                                Co-Head, Institute for Sustainable Chemistry & Catalysis with Boron,
                                Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

                                Member of the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry
                                Member of the State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis
                                Member of the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Research Center for Complex Materials Systems

    1999-2000        Head, "Structure, Bonding, Spectroscopy and Theory" Research Group

    1998-2003        Head, Inorganic Teaching Section

    1997-2012        Professor (Chair) of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Durham, UK

    1993-1997        Full Professor

    1989-1993        Associate Professor (tenured)

    1985-1989        Assistant Professor
                             Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada

    1983-1985        Visiting Research Scientist, E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co. Inc., Central
                             Research and Development Department, USA

    1981-1983        Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, UK
                             (with Professor F.G.A. Stone, CBE, FRS)


    • Organometallic Chemistry (Metal boron complexes, synthesis of model catalytic        intermediates
    • Conjugated organic, organoboron and organometallic materials for linear and nonlinear optics
    • Homogeneous Catalysis (Borylations including C-H bond functionalisation, palladium catalysed C-C bond formation)
    • Synthesis of small organic molecules which trigger stem cell differentiation (especially synthetic retinoids)
    • Non-covalent Interactions: Crystal Engineering and Liquid Crystal Behavior