Professor J.G. de Vries

Leibniz Institut für Katalyse

Main position:

His main position is Head of the Department of Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Resources, Leibniz Institut für Katalyse, Rostock, Germany

Johannes G. de Vries received a PhD from the University of Groningen in 1979. After a postdoc at Brandeis University, Waltham, USA, his first job was as a medicinal chemist with Sandoz in Vienna and in London. From 1988-2013 he worked for DSM in Geleen, The Netherlands as a Principal Scientist in the area of Homogeneous Catalysis. In 1999 he was appointed part-time professor at the University of Groningen. In 2014 he commenced a new career as Department head at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock, Germany. His research interests are in the area of homogeneous hydrogenation, metal-catalysed C-C and C-X bond formation, combinatorial catalysis and nanocatalysis; at the moment the emphasis is on catalytic conversion of renewable resources and platform chemicals. He is the author of 184 publications, 18 book chapters and 30 patents. He has been editor of "the Handbook of Homogeneous Hydrogenation" (Wiley-VCH, 2007) and Stereoselective Synthesis Vol I (Thieme SOS, 2010). He is the 2013 recipient of the Paul N. Rylander Award for outstanding contributions to the science of catalysis in organic reactions.


Contact details:


Direct phone: +31 50 363 4243

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