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Rik Tykwinski

The Boss

 
Prof. Dr. Rik Tykwinski (Foto: Gerd Grimm, FAU)

Forschungsschwerpunkt

Organische Chemie

Entwicklung von Synthesemethoden zur Darstellung konjugierter, kohlenstoffreicher Verbindungen, der Charakterisierung ihrer elektronischen Eigenschaften sowie die Anwendung von konjugierten Systemen in den Materialwissenschaften

Scientific Career

July 2009 Chair I for Organic Chemistry, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

2008 Professor Invité, ECPM and University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

2005-2009 Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

2002-2005 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

1997-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

1996-1997 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. François Diederich)

1994-1996 U.S. Office of Naval Research PDF, ETH Zurich

1994 Doctor of Philosophy (Organic Chemistry), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Prof. Peter J. Stang)

1988 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota

1965 Born in Owatonna, Minnesota, USA

Scientific Contributions

141 Publications in peer-reviewed journals

33 Presentations at national and international conferences (since 2000)

34 Invited seminars at scientific institutions (since 2000)

Honors and Awards

2004 Faculty of Science Research Prize, University of Alberta

2003 Martha Cook Piper Research Prize, University of Alberta

2003 CNC / IUPAC Travel Award, 39th IUPAC Congress/86th CSC Meeting, Ottawa

2001 PetroCanada Young Innovator Award, University of Alberta

1999 Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists, Travel Award, 10th IUPAC-OMCOS, Versailles, France

1998 New Opportunities Award, Canadian Foundation for Innovation

1996-1997 Rozenkranz Family Foundation Research Fellowship, ETH Zurich

1994-1996 U.S. ONR Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. François Diederich)

1994 Cheves T. Walling Graduate Research Award, University of Utah (awarded for the Outstanding Graduate Dissertation of the year)

Editorships/Advisory Boards

since 2011 Reviews Editor, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

2006-2008 Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Chemistry

since 2004 International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds

Professional Service

2010 Symposium Organizer (with Warren Piers and Thomas Baumgartner), „Recent Advances in Organic Electronics“, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2009 Symposium Organizer (with Michael Haley), „Modern Acetylene Chemistry“, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2008 Co-Organizer Organic Program, Canadian Society for Chemistry National Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2005 Co-Chair (with Graham Bodwell), 11th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds (ISNA-11), St. John´s, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada

2005 Symposium Organizer (with Michael Haley), „Shape Persistent Macrocycles: Molecules and Materials“, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Saskatoon, Canada

2003-2009 Member of the College of Reviewers for NSERC Special Research Opportunity Program

2005 Symposium Organizer (with Graham Bodwell, Yoshito Tobe, Michael Haley), „Designed pi-Electronic Systems: Synthesis, Properties, Theory and Function“, Pacifichem, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

2002 Symposium Organizer (with Reginald Mitchell), „Novel pi-Electronic Systems with Interesting Properties“, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Vancouver, Canada

1999 Symposium Organizer, „New Organic Materials“, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Toronto, Canada