Dr. rer. nat., Universitätsprofessor

Jürgen Klankermayer

Prof. Klankermayer
Chair of Translational Molecular Catalysis


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 410

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 28137

Office Hours

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Curriculum vitae

Since 2021 Geschäftsführender Direktor of the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC) at RWTH Aachen
since 2016 Professor of Technical Chemistry at the ITMC at RWTH Aachen University
since 2009 Juniorprofessor at the ITMC, RWTH Aachen University
2005 - 2009 Research Assistant at the ITMC, RWTH Aachen University
2003 - 2004 Postdoctoral research with Dr. John M. Brown, University of Oxford
2002 - 2003 Postdoctoral research with Prof. Dr. Francois Mathey and Dr. Duncan Carmichael, École Polytechnique, Paris
1998 - 2002 Ph. D. Thesis under supervision of Prof. Dr. Henri Brunner, University of Regensburg
1998 - 1999 Diploma Thesis under supervision of Prof. Dr. Henri Brunner, University of Regensburg
1993 - 1998 Study of Chemistry, University of Regensburg

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms in Catalysis
  • NMR Spectroscopy in Catalysis
  • Asymmetric Catalysis
  • Application of Ionic Liquids in Catalysis
  • Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass
  • Sustainable Industrial Chemistry

Selected Publications

  • F. M. A. Geilen, T. vom Stein, B. Engendahl, S. Winterle, M. Liauw, J. Klankermayer*, W. Leitner*
    Highly Selective Decarbonylation of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural in the Presence of Compressed Carbon Dioxide.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6831. Link
  • Q. Gong, J. Klankermayer*, B. Blümich*
    Organometallic Complexes in Supported Ionic-Liquid Phase (SILP) catalysts: A PHIP NMR Spectroscopy Study.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 13789. Link
  • D. Chen, Y. Wang, J. Klankermayer*
    Enantioselective Hydrogenation with Chiral Frustrated Lewis Pairs.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 9475. Link
  • F. M. A. Geilen, Barthel Engendahl, A. Harwardt, W. Marquardt, J. Klankermayer*, W. Leitner*
    Selective and flexible transformation of biomass-derived platform chemicals by a multifunctional catalytic system.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 5510. Link
  • D. Chen, J. Klankermayer*
    Metal-free catalytic hydrogenation of imines with tris(perfluorophenyl)borane.
    Chem. Commun. 2008, 2130. Link