Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Professor

Anorganische Chemie (Photochemie/Organometallchemie)
Hauptgebäude Chemie
Johannisallee 29, Room 141
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36151
Fax: +49 341 97 31136151

Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Prof. Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins

Institute Head

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Hauptgebäude Chemie
Johannisallee 29
04103 Leipzig

Abstract

Evamarie Hey-Hawkins has been the Chair in Inorganic Chemistry at Leipzig University, Germany, since 1993. She has held positions at universities in the UK, Australia and Germany and visiting professorships in several countries. She has published more than 550 papers and given over 370 lectures worldwide. She has received several awards including the “Distinguished Woman in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering” award by IUPAC (2013), the Nenitescu Medal (2016), two honorary doctoral degrees, the Leipzig Science Award (2019) and is a member of the European Academy of Sciences. Her scientific interests are manifold and comprise inorganic/organometallic chemistry, organophosphorus and carborane chemistry.

Presently, she is the vice president of the German Society on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy and Chair of the Working Group on Phosphorus Chemistry under the umbrella of the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

Professional career

  • since 01/2021
    Executive Director of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry
  • 10/2002 - 09/2005
    Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • 04/2001 - 09/2002
    Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • 01/1997 - 01/1999
    Executive Director of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry
  • since 04/1993
    Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • 04/1992 - 07/1992
    Temporary Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 10/1991 - 02/1992
    Temporary Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 05/1991 - 07/1991
    Temporary Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 10/1990 - 02/1991
    Temporary Lecturer at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 05/2016
    Visiting Professor at Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
  • 03/2009
    Visiting Academic at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 01/2008
    Visiting Academic at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 10/1990 - 03/1993
    Guest Researcher at the University of Karlsruhe (with Heisenberg Grant), Germany
  • 09/1988 - 08/1990
    Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Chemistry, Stuttgart, Germany, with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. H. G. von Schnering

Education

  • 03/1986 - 03/1987
    Joint work with Prof. Dr. B. S. Wild at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (research grant)
  • 10/1985 - 03/1986
    Joint work with Prof. Dr. C. L. Raston at the University of Western Australia, Australia, funded by the Verband der chemischen Industrie (Liebig Grant)
  • 07/1984 - 09/1985
    Joint work with Prof. Dr. M. F. Lappert, FRS, at the University of Sussex, England, funded by the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (Liebig Grant)
  • 07/1988
    Habilitation and venia legendi in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany
  • 10/1983
    Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany (degree awarded with “summa cum laude”)
  • 03/1982
    Diploma in Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany

Panel Memberships

  • since 01/2021
    Member of the committee for nominations for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • since 09/2020
    Member of the committee for nominations for the Liebig Denkmünze of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • since 01/2020
    Member of the GDCh Selection Committee for the GDCh Award for Journalists and Writers
  • since 01/2020
    Member of the committee for nominations for the Costin Nenitzescu – Rudolf Criegee – Lecture of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • since 01/2020
    Editorial Board Chair of ChemistryOpen
  • since 01/2020
    Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem
  • since 07/2019
    Deputy President of the German Society of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy e. V. (DGBNCT), https://dgbnct.com/
  • since 07/2019
    Chair of the GDCh Working Group “Phosphorus Chemistry”, https://www.gdch.de/netzwerk-strukturen/fachstrukturen/ag-phosphorchemie.html
  • since 04/2019
    Liaison Officer (Vertrauensdozentin) of the German Research Council (DFG) at Leipzig University
  • since 11/2018
    Member of the ChemRxiv Scientific Advisory Board
  • 01/2017 - 12/2020
    Panel member (evaluator) for the Icelandic Centre for Research – Rannís (IRF), Iceland
  • since 04/2017
    Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer e.V.
  • since 05/2016
    Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, NAWI Graz (University of Graz and TU Graz), Austria
  • since 02/2015
    Member of the Senatsausschuss Evaluierung der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
  • since 01/2014
    Speaker of the Forschungsprofilbereich Complex Matter” (one of nine centres of excellence at Leipzig University, together with Prof. M. Grundmann), https://www.uni-leipzig.de/forschung/forschungsprofil/strategische-forschungsfelder/
  • since 07/2013
    Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Faculty of Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • since 11/2012
    Member of the Editorial Board of “Inorganics”
  • since 06/2012
    Associate Editor of the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Journal of Neutron Capture Therapy
  • since 10/2011
    Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal ChemPlusChem
  • since 09/2011
    Referee for the DAAD programme PROMOS at Universität Leipzig
  • since 01/2011
    Member of the Virtual Institute for Energy Research (VIER), http://www.vi-er.de
  • since 01/2011
    Member of the Scientific Award Committee of the International Arbuzovs Prize in the Field of Phosphorus Chemistry
  • since 11/2009
    Member of the Board of Trustees of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)
  • 08/2008 - 07/2021
    Member of the Förderverein Chemikum Marburg
  • since 10/2007
    Member of the Graduate School (“Building with Molecules and Nano-objects” (BuildMoNa), http://www.buildmona.de
  • since 04/2007
    Referee for the German Accrediting Organisation “ASIIN”
  • since 04/2007
    Member of the Editorial Board of BMC Chemistry (formerly known as Chemistry Central Journal until 12/2018)
  • since 01/2006
    Member of the Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
  • since 01/2005
    Coordinator of the Graduate Exchange Programme (ISAP, funded by DAAD) between the Department of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia, and the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig University https://www.chemie.uni-leipzig.de/studium-und-bewerbung/studieren-im-ausland/isap/
  • since 01/2005
    Member of the Deutsche Technion-Gesellschaft eV
  • since 03/2003
    Member of the Graduate Committee of the University of Leipzig and Head of the Sub-committee “Science” (UK3) (since 12/2005)
  • since 01/2003
    Referee for several DAAD programmes
  • since 01/2002
    Vertrauensdozentin (contact) of Leipzig University for the Organising Committee of the Conference of Nobel Laureates (Chemistry) in Lindau
  • since 01/2002
    Member of the Editorial Board of Zeitschrift für Angewandte und Allgemeine Chemie
  • since 01/2002
    Member (Associate) of the “Centre for Magnetic Resonance” at Leipzig Universityhttps://www.mrz.uni-leipzig.de/
  • since 07/2001
    Head of the board of trustees of the Institute of Non-classical Chemistry e.V.
  • since 01/2001
    Member (Associate) of the “Biomedical Biotechnological Centre” at Leipzig Universityhttps://www.bbz.uni-leipzig.de/
  • since 01/1999
    Referee for the Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • since 06/1998
    Vertrauensdozentin (tutor) der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation), since 3/2001 in charge of all Vertrauensdozenten (16) (tutors) in Leipzig
  • since 01/1993
    Referee for publications in Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Heteroatom Chemistry, Polyhedron, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, and others
  • since 01/1993
    Member of the Wöhler Vereinigung of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • since 01/1993
    Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Universitätsprofessoren und –professorinnen für Chemie (ADUC) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • since 01/1983
    Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • 01/2020
    Member of the Selection Committee for the Norddeutscher Wissenschaftspreis 2020
  • 01/1999 - 09/2019
    Member of the Graduate Committee of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • 09/1999 - 09/2019
    Member of the Faculty Committee
  • 01/2016 - 12/2019
    Member of the Board of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • 07/2017 - 12/2019
    Member of the GDCh/Wiley-VCH Publishing Advisory Board
  • 01/2017 - 12/2018
    Panel member (evaluator) for the Independent Research Fund Denmark (IRFD, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering)
  • 04/2009 - 11/2018
    Member of the Managing Committee Biomedical Biotechnological Centre at Leipzig University
  • 05/2013 - 04/2018
    Chair of COST Action CM1302 "European Network on Smart Inorganic Polymers (SIPs)", https://research.uni-leipzig.de/hh/sips/home/index.html
  • 10/2007 - 10/2017
    Coordinator and Speaker of the Graduate School (“Building with Molecules and Nano-objects” (BuildMoNa), http://www.buildmona.de
  • 01/2005 - 12/2016
    Coordinator of the “Materials Science and Catalysis Network” (MatCatNet) ( Pact of South Eastern Europe (SOE), funded by DAAD), http://www.uni-leipzig.de/chemie/hh/soe/
  • 07/2013 - 12/2016
    Member of the selection panel for the Friedrich Hirzebruch-Promotionspreis of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)
  • 03/2008 - 03/2016
    Member of the Review Board “Natural Sciences (Molecular Chemistry)” of the DFG
  • 01/2008 - 12/2015
    Member of the committee for nominations for the Alfred-Stock-Gedächtnispreis and the Wilhelm-Klemm-Preis (GDCh); Chair of the committee in 2015
  • 07/2002 - 12/2015
    Coordinator of the International Postgraduate Programme (IPP) “Research at the Frontiers of Chemistry”, http://www.uni-leipzig.de/chemie/phd/
  • 06/2013 - 12/2014
    Coordinator of the SMWK/ESF-funded Research Group "Tools and Technologies for a rational drug design“, http://www.uni-leipzig.de/chemie/hh/esf-nfg-wete/
  • 05/2003 - 12/2014
    Member of the committee for nominations for the Costin Nenitzescu – Rudolf Criegee – Lecture of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • 01/2004 - 03/2014
    Speaker of the “Profilbildender Forschungsbereich 1” (PbF 1, one of six centres of excellence at Leipzig University, together with Prof. M. Grundmann) “Multifunctional Materials and Processes from Molecules and Nanodevices”
  • 04/2012 - 04/2013
    Member of the ProFiL programme at Universität Berlin
  • 04/2010 - 04/2013
    Coordinator of the Postdoctoral Programme Education and training in support for growth and development of a knowledge based society" funded by the ESF (EU) with ”Babeş-Bolyai“ University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 10/2008 - 04/2013
    Chair of the COST Network “European Phosphorus Sciences Network (PhoSciNet”), funded by the European Union, http://www.phoscinet.org
  • 01/2004 - 12/2012
    Member of the Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der GDCh-Zeitschrift CHEMKON
  • 05/2003 - 06/2012
    Representative of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy in the Research Committee of Leipzig University
  • 10/2005 - 03/2012
    Member of the "Kommission zur Untersuchung von Vorwürfen wissenschaftlichen Fehlverhaltens" at Universität Leipzig
  • 10/2005 - 03/2012
    Liaison Officer (Vertrauensdozentin) of the German Research Council (DFG) at Leipzig University
  • 10/1999 - 12/2010
    Member of the Council of Leipzig University
  • 01/1997 - 12/2001
    Member of the Committee for the Award of Doctoral Degrees of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • 01/2002 - 12/2005
    Member of the Committee for Study Affairs of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • 03/1997 - 04/2001
    Faculty representative in the University Committee for Library Policy and Financial Affairs
  • 01/2001 - 12/2002
    Member of the Committee of Leipzig University for the Award of the University Medal
  • 01/2001 - 12/2004
    German participant in a joint research project funded by the German-Israel-Foundation (GIF), collaboration with Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • 01/1997 - 12/2000
    German participant in a joint research project funded by the German-Israel-Foundation (GIF), collaboration with Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • 06/1999 - 12/2001
    Coordinator of the CO2 Research Group funded by the Saxonian Ministry of Science and Arts
  • 01/2000 - 12/2005
    Coordinator of an INTAS project (six groups, three from Russia, one from Israel, one from Wales, funded by the EU)
  • 01/2000 - 12/2005
    Participant in a Marie Curie Training Site (one of four groups, funded by the EU)
  • 01/2003 - 12/2007
    Member (Associate) of the “Centre for Fundamental and Applied Main Group Chemistry“ (cfamgc), Cardiff University, UK
  • 01/2005 - 12/2007
    Member of the Editorial Board of Organometallics
  • 01/2007 - 12/2010
    Section Editor for Main Group Inorganic Chemistry
  • 10/1997 - 09/2007
    Speaker of the Graduate College (Graduiertenkolleg der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft ”Mechanistical and Applicational Aspects of Non-conventional Oxidation Reactions“, http://www.uni-leipzig.de/chemie/oxi/index.htm
  • 09/2007 - 09/2009
    Coordinator of the EU TEMPUS project between the Department of Chemistry, Skopje, Macedonia, the Department of Chemistry, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig University, http://www.pmf.ukim.edu.mk/PMF/Chemistry/Projects/Chemreform/
  • Homogeneous Catalysis with Mono- and Multinuclear Transition Metal Complexes
  • Medicinal Chemistry with Inorganic Compounds
  • Precursors for Materials Science


Inorganic Chemistry, Bioorganometallic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis, reactivity and structural elucidation (IR, UV-Vis, NMR, X-ray crystallography) of organometallic, coordination and main group element compounds; Homogeneous catalysis with mono- and multinuclear complexes: Reactions of transition metal complexes with functionalised ligands (N, P, As, O, S donors), (chiral, functionalised) phosphorus compounds, switchable catalysts, (chiral) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), heteronuclear complexes; Applications of inorganic compounds in medicinal and biological areas: Biologically active carboranes, carboranyl derivatives for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), metal- and phosphorus-based anti-tumour agents, carboranes as phenyl mimetics, new, selective cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors; Precursors for novel materials: Alkali metal phosphanides and phosphanediides, complexes with reactive metal–phosphorus bonds, phosphacycles, phosphorus-rich precursors for phosphorus-rich metal phosphides.

  • Aleksovska, A.; Lönnecke, P.; Addicoat, M. A.; Gläser, R.; Hey-Hawkins, E.
    Catalytic Activity Towards Hydrogen Evolution Dependent of the Degree of Conjugation and Absorption of Six Organic Chromophores
    ChemistryOpen. 2020. 9 (4). pp. 405-408
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  • Aleksovska, A.; Zaake-Hertling, H.; Lönnecke, P.; Schwarze, B. W.; Gräsing, D.; Matysik, J.; Blömer, L.; Kersting, B.; Hey-Hawkins, E.
    Metal-organic framework based on an anthracene tetracarboxylate ligand and cadmium or cobalt: synthesis, structure analysis, stability and magnetic properties
    ChemistySelect 5, 6537-6540 (2020). 2020. pp. 6537-6540
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  • Arkhipova, D.; Ermolaev, V.; Miluykov, V.; Gaynanova, G.; Zakharova, L.; Wagner, P. Dr. G.; Oeckler, O.; Hey-Hawkins, E.
    Effect of phosphonium ionic liquid/Pd ratio on the catalytic activity of palladium nanoparticles in Suzuki cross-coupling reaction
    Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2020.
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  • Ganushevich, Y.; Zagidullin, A.; Kondrashova, S.; Latypov, S. K.; Miluykov, V. A.; Lönnecke, P.; Hey-Hawkins, E.
    Asymmetric 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of chiral 1-alkyl-1,2-diphospholes with diphenyldiazomethane
    RSC Advances. 2020. 10 (64). pp. 39060-39066
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  • Buta, I.; Ardelean, A.; Lönnecke, P.; Novitchi, G.; Hey-Hawkins, E.; Andruh, M.; Costisor, O.
    Structural and magnetic properties of three one-dimensional nitrato-, azido- and phenoxido-bridged copper(II) coordination polymers
    Polyhedron. 2020.
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more publications

  • Andere herausragende Auszeichnungen: Leipziger Wissenschaftspreis 2019 / Leipzig Science Prize 2019
    Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie (Anorganische Chemie (Photochemie/Organometallchemie))
    awarded in 2019 by die Stadt Leipzig, die Universität Leipzig und die Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig.
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  • Andere herausragende Auszeichnungen: Universitätsmedaille / University Medal
    Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie (Anorganische Chemie (Photochemie/Organometallchemie))
    awarded in 2018 by Universität Leipzig.
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  • Andere herausragende Auszeichnungen: Verdienstorden des Freistaates Sachsen / Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony
    Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie (Anorganische Chemie (Photochemie/Organometallchemie))
    awarded in 2017 by Freistaat Sachsen.
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  • Andere herausragende Auszeichnungen: Auszeichnung IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Award
    Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie (Anorganische Chemie (Photochemie/Organometallchemie))
    awarded in 2013 by IUPAC.
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  • Andere herausragende Auszeichnungen: Costin Neniţescu Medaille / Costin Neniţescu Medal
    Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie (Anorganische Chemie (Photochemie/Organometallchemie))
    awarded in 2016 by Romanian Chemical Society (SChR).
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Prof. Hey-Hawkins holds the lectures "Chemistry of Transition Metals" (2nd semester) and "Organometallic Chemistry" (4th semester) and heads the practical course "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry" in the Bachelor Chemistry study program (5th semester). Furthermore, she offers the lecture "Chemistry of Transition Metals" in the Teacher Training study program in the 6th semester as well as the lectures "Biometallorganic Chemistry" (1st semester) and "Bioinorganic Chemistry" (2nd semester) in the Master Chemistry study program. Advanced practical courses in organometallic chemistry are offered to master students of all semesters of the master program and of all chemistry programs (MSc Chemistry, Erasmus-Mundus ASC, international MSc SCS). The focus lies on the:

  • properties of the transition metals and their compounds, overview of elements and compounds of groups 3 to 12, including lanthanides/actinides;
  • introduction to organometallic chemistry, environmental aspects, nomenclature, bond types, main group metal compounds, transition metal compounds;
  • synthetic concepts for inorganic and organometallic compounds for use in medicinal chemistry and characterisation by modern spectroscopic methods;
  • metalloenzymes, iron proteins, copper proteins, cobalamins, molybdenum enzymes, nickel enzymes, zinc enzymes.


  • Bachelor Chemistry Studies

    Module 13-111-0221-X AC-II: Main Group Chemistry and Transition Metal Chemistry (2nd semester, lecture, 3 of 5 SWS)

  • Bachelor Chemistry Studies

    Module 13-111-0241-N AC-III: Solid-state Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry (4th semester, lecture, 2 of 7 SWS)

  • Bachelor Chemistry Studies

    Module 13-111-0251-N: Solid-state Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry (5th semester, advanced inorganic lab course and seminars, 8 SWS)

  • Master Chemistry Studies

    Module 13-121-0211: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (1st semester, lecture, 1 of 4 SWS, Bioorganometallic Chemistry)

  • Master Chemistry Studies

    Module 13-122-0216: Advanced Inorganic Lab Course in Organometallic Chemistry

    (1st/2nd/3rd semester, lab course and seminar, 10 SWS per student)

  • Master Chemistry Studies

    Module 13-121-0226: Structural and Inorganic Biochemistry (2nd semester, lecture, 2 of 4 SWS, Bioinorganic Chemistry)

  • Master Chemistry Studies

    Module 13-121-0222: Supramolecular Chemistry in vitro and in vivo (2nd semester, lecture, 2 of 4 SWS, Bioinorganic Chemistry)

  • International Master Programme Chemistry “Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy”

    Module 13-122-0213: Advanced Inorganic Lab Course in Organometallic Chemistry (1st/2nd/3rd semester, lab course and seminar, 10 SWS per student)

  • Joint Master Programme Chemistry “Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry”

    Module ASC18-LE: Advanced Inorganic Lab Course in Organometallic Chemistry (1st/2nd/3rd Semester, lab course and seminar, 10 SWS per student)

  • Biochemistry Study Programme

    Module 13-121-0226: Structural and Inorganic Biochemistry (6th semester, Biochemistry, lecture, 2 of 4 SWS, Bioinorganic Chemistry)

  • Chemistry Teacher Training Programme

    Module 13-231-0212: Inorganic Chemistry II (6th semester, Chemistry Teacher Training Programme, lecture, 3 SWS)