Hector Fellow since 2010Prof. Dr. A. Stephen K. Hashmi
Prof. Dr. A. Stephen K. Hashmi
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
With his pioneering work in the field of homogeneous gold catalysis, he has gained worldwide fame. His research focuses on the production of new gold catalysts and the development of innovative synthesis methods and detailed mechanistic studies. Potential applications are in the production of active ingredients for pharmaceuticals and compounds for materials science, e.g. in the field of organic electronics.
A. Stephen K. Hashmi has been awarded a Lectureship at the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Tan Kah Kee Chemistry Lectureship at Xiamen University (China) and the Fred Pattison Senior Lectureship at the University of Western Ontario (Canada). He is a member of the ChemPubSoc Europe, the German Chemical Society, the Amercian Chemical Society, honorary member of the Argentinian Society for Organic Chemistry and holds an honorary professorship at King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia). Since 2016 A. Stephen K. Hashmi has also been editor of the Springer/Nature Journal "Gold Bulletin".