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Jan J. Weigand

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Prof. Dr. Jan J. Weigand, Chair of Inorganic
Molecular Chemistry, TU Dresden

Prof. Jan J. Weigand is a renowned chemist known for his significant contributions to sustainable chemistry and circular economy practices. He earned his diploma in chemistry in 2002 and a Dr. rer nat. degree in 2005 from LMU in Munich with distinction. He has received numerous accolades, including the Bavarian Culture Prize in 2005. His academic journey continued with a Lynen Scholarship from the AvH Foundation, facilitating postdoctoral research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Returning to Germany, he pursued habilitation at WWU Münster in late 2007 and received the Liebig scholarship from FCI in 2008. In April 2010, he became a fellow of the Emmy Noether research program by the DFG and earned the Wöhler Research Award for young scientists. His pioneering work secured an “ERC Starting Grant” from the European Council in July 2012. Since January 2013, he has been a Professor at TU University Dresden and his research spans molecular inorganic and phosphorus chemistry, with a strong emphasis on sustainable methodologies, technical applications, and innovative recycling strategies. He secured a Reinhardt Koselleck funding from the DFG (2023) for his project, “Blueprint for Modern Sustainable Phosphorus Chemistry,” and is a member of the CTC-Expert Pool (Center for the Transformation of Chemistry) since 2023. His work highlights a dedicated commitment to advancing sustainability within the chemical industry.

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