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THE BEAR CLAN

Current Members

JASPREET KAUR
PhD student (Sofja Kovalevskaja) - Final year

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Topics: Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemistry, Photo-flow

Lead Papers: Synthesis 2022, 54, 1461 (Invited)

Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 2002 (Cover Feature);

Associated Papers: ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 1593;

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202107811 (ESI Highly Cited 2022, Inside Front Cover);

ChemSusChem 2022, 15, e202200906  (Reader's choice article, July 2022. Selected for Wiley 'Hot Topic' C-C coupling and Photocatalysis)

ChemCatChem 2023, e202201542 (Invited, Special Issue: Photocatalysis); 

SHAHBOZ YAKUBOV
PhD student (Elitenetzwerk Bayern) - Final year

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Topics: Photocatalysis, Photochemistry

Lead Papers: Beilstein JOC 2020, 16, 2151

Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 14041 (Outside Back Cover);

Patent Application: EP 23 205 559 0 (filed)

Associated Papers: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60,20817

ChemSusChem 2022, 15, e202200906 

(Reader's choice article, July 2022. Selected for Wiley 'Hot Topic' C-C coupling and Photocatalysis)

DARIA CORSI
PhD Student (DFG SPP2370) - 2nd year

MICHAL DOMANSKI
PhD student (UR) - 2nd year​

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Topics: Microwave Chemistry, Flow Chemistry 

   Lead Papers: Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, 18,

   7697 (Outside Front Cover);

   Org. Process Res. Dev. 2022, 26, 2498

   (Cover Feature)

   Associated Papers: Org. Chem. Front. 2021, 8, 1132

   (ESI Highly Cited  2021, Outside Back Cover);

   Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202307550

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Topics: Photoelectrochemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis

MATTIA LEPORI
PhD Student (Elitenetzwerk Bayern) - 2nd year

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Topics: Electrochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry

Lead Publication: Beilstein JOC 2023, 19, 1055

WOLFGANG HAUMER
PhD Student (Sofja Kovalevskaja) - 1st year

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Topics: Electrochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry

JONATHAN SCHÜTTE
PhD Student (Sofja Kovalevskaja) - 1st year

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Topics: Photocatalysis, Photochemistry

SIMON SCHMID
PhD Student (Sofja Kovalevskaja) - 1st year

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Topics: Photoelectrochemistry, Electrochemistry
 

Lead Paper: Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2023, 19, 1055 (Invited Contribution; Special Issue: "Artificial Photosynthesis")

 

Associated Paper:

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202307550

DR. CASSIE PRATLEY

DR. BOYA FENG

Postdoc. (Sofja Kovalevskaja) - First year

Postdoc. (CSC Scholarship Fellow)

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Topics: Photocatalysis, Gas-liquid Flow Chemistry

Profile: ORCiD  

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Topics: Electrochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry

Profile: Google Scholar ; ORCiD

INDRASISH DEY
Placement student (SynCat)

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Topic: Photocatalysis, 

Photoelectrochemistry

DAINA NINAN
Placement student (SynCat/Frauenhofer Straubing)

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Topic: Electrochemistry

LUKAS JANISCH
Master Thesis student (UR Chemistry with Business)

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Topic: Microwave / Thermal Flow Chemistry

SOFYA TIMOFEEVA
Placement student (SynCat)

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Topic: Photocatalysis, Photo-flow

ALUMNI

Dr. Shangze Wu

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Now: Postdoc, University of Leipzig, Prof. Tanja Gulder  

 

Former: Postdoc. 2 years (Sofja Kovalevskaja Award)

Former Topics: Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemistry

Lead Papers: Org. Chem. Front. 2021, 8, 1132 (ESI Highly Cited  2021, Outside Back Cover);

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202107811 (ESI Highly Cited 2022, Inside Front Cover);

Associated Papers: J. Chem. Phys. 2023, 13, 144201;

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202307550

Dr. Xianhai Tian

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Now: Postdoc, John Hopkins University, Prof. Xiongyi Huang   

 

Former: Postdoc. 3 years (Sofja Kovalevskaja Award)

Topics: Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemistry

Lead Papers: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 20817 ; (Top downloaded article of 2021)

ChemSusChem 2022, 15, e202200906  (Reader's choice article, July 2022. Selected for Wiley 'Hot Topic' C-C coupling and Photocatalysis) 

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2023, accepted.

Associated Papers: Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 14041  (Outside Back Cover);

Mark J. P. Mandigma

Ahmed Shahin

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Now: PhD, University of Bristol, Prof. Varinder Aggarwal  

Former: Master Thesis student (SynCat Program)

Former Topics: Photocatalysis, Gas-liquid Flow Chem

External Module: University of Zurich, Prof. Cristina Nevado

Lead Papers: Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, 18, 7697  (Outside Front Cover)

Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 1912 (Most Popular 2021 Catalysis Article, Outside Back Cover);

ChemCatChem 2023, e202201542 (Invited, Special Issue: Photocatalysis);

Associated Papers: Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 14041  (Outside Back Cover);

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Former: Master Thesis student (SynCat Program) & Research Assistant (UR)

Former Topics: Photocatalysis, Spectroscopy

Associated Papers: 

   Org. Lett. 2021, 6, 2002  (Cover Feature);

   Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 1912  (Most Popular 2021 Catalysis Article, Outside Back Cover);

   Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 14041 (Outside Back Cover)

Jonas Žurauskas

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Former: Master Thesis student (SynCat Progam)

Former Topics: Photocatalyst Synthesis, Photocatalysis,

   Photoelectrochemistry

   External Module: IOCB Prague, Prof. Tomáš Slanina

Lead Paper:  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202307550

Associated Papers: Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 1912  (Most Popular 2021 Catalysis Article, Outside Back Cover);

   Org. Process Res. Dev. 2022, 26, 2498 (Cover Feature)

   Org. Chem. Front. 2021, 8, 1132  (ESI Highly Cited 2021, Outside Back Cover);

PLACEMENT STUDENTS

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Adam Lehchilli

Master Thesis student (ERASMUS, University Strasbourg)

Topic: Photochemistry, Photo-Flow  

Nakul Bapat

Master Thesis student (DAAD Wise, IISC Bangalore)

Group of Dr. Durga Prasad Hari

Topic: Photochemistry, Photo-Flow

Reji-Idiculla Roshen

Placement student (SynCat)

Topic: Continuous Flow Photochemistry  

Simon Angerer

Placement student (SynCat)   

Topic: Photochemistry, Photo-Flow

Thomas Waltl

Placement student (UR)

Topic: Photocatalysis, Photo-Flow    

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Andreas Lang

   Placement student (SynCat)

   Topic: Photocatalysis, Photochemistry

 

Viktor Klöpfer

   Master Thesis student (UR / Reiser Group)

   Topic: Photochemistry, Photo-Flow 

Ludwig d'Heureuse

   Placement student (SynCat)

   Topic: Photochemistry, Photo-Flow       

   Joan Sander 

   Placement student (SynCat)   

   Topic: Photoelectrochemistry

   Armaz Tsutskiridze

   Placement student (SynCat)   

   Topic: Photoelectrochemistry

DR. JOSHUA BARHAM

Sofja Kovalevskaja Group Leader

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Joshua Philip Barham was born in 1991 in Watford (Hertfordshire, near London), United Kingdom. In 2013, he received his MSci. in Chemistry from University College London. During his Master Thesis, he developed an intramolecular conjugate addition nitro-Mannich reaction under the supervision of Prof. James (Jim) C. Anderson .

He joined the GlaxoSmithKline/University of Strathclyde Collaborative Ph.D programme for his doctoral studies, under the supervision of Prof. John A. Murphy (Strathclyde) and Dr. Matthew P. John (GSK). Based at GSK, he explored innovative methods for sustainable pharmaceutical manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), including photoredox catalysis and flow chemistry, within Global API Chemistry. During his secondment in the Murphy group at the University of Strathclyde, he investigated the mechanisms of transition metal-free coupling reactions of haloarenes with arenes.

After completing his Ph.D. in Feb. 2017, he went to the University of Shizuoka, Japan to join the group of Prof. Yoshitaka Hamashima for postdoctoral studies. There he investigated microwave flow chemistry supporting flow reactor manufacturer SAIDA FDS Inc. In 2018, he continued microwave flow chemistry research at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, within the group of Prof. Yasuo Norikane .

Since Dec. 2019, Joshua P. Barham leads an independent research group at the University of Regensburg, investigating photo-, electro-, photoelectro- and flow chemistry in organic synthesis. 

AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS & FELLOWSHIPS

Dr. Otto Röhm Memorial Foundation Award

12.2022

Award value: 2000 EUR

05.2022 - Present

Award value (PI's share): 270,000 EUR (over 4 years)

co-P.I. (of 10 Bavarian-based applicants)

DFG Grant SPP 2370 "Nitroconversion"

05.2022 - Present

Award value (PI's share): 233,000 EUR (over 3 years)

co-P.I. with Dr. Oleksandr Savateev

"BayFrance" Grant - Bayerische-Französisches Hochschulzentrum

01.2022 - Present

Award value: 5,000 EUR (over 1 year)

co-P.I. with Prof. Gilles Marcou

To support an educational exchange between the University of Regensburg and University of Strasbourg on continuous flow chemistry/software driven chemistry and cheminformatics/machine learning

DAIMLER AND BENZ SCHOLARSHIP - DAIMLER AND BENZ STIFTUNG

02.2021 - Present

Award value: 40,000 EUR (over 2 years)
"Every year twelve selected postdocs, junior professors and heads of young research groups receive a grant from the foundation. It is intended to strengthen their professional career, especially during the productive phase after their doctorate. The funding amount (...) can, for example, be used flexibly to finance research assistants, technical equipment, research trips or to participate in conferences. The Daimler and Benz Foundation also promotes the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas through regular meetings of the yound scientists of this steadily growing network of scholarship holders in Ladenburg. The funding program is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines; there are no thematic restrictions"

THIEME CHEMISTRY JOURNAL AWARD - THIEME GRUPPE

01.2021

"The Thieme Chemistry Journals Award, established in 1999 with the aim to encourage young scientists, is granted to prospective chemists, who have been recognized as high-potential researchers in the field of synthetic organic chemistry by the editorial board members of SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT and SYNFACTS"

SOFJA KOVALEVSKAJA AWARD - ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION

11.2019 - Present

Award value: 1,610,000 EUR (over 5 years)
"The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is granted to young exceptionally promising researchers from abroad in recognition of outstanding academic achievements. The award is designed to enable them to embark on academic careers in Germany by establishing their own junior research groups at research institutions in Germany "

PATRICK D. RICHIE PRIZE - UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

07.2019

For "the best Thesis which combined scientific excellence with quality of presentation in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry session 2016-2017"

REAXYS PH.D PRIZE - ELSEVIER

10.2017

"With submissions received from over 400 academic institutions worldwide, the Reaxys PhD Prize is the most important and recognised international Prize for young chemists. No other award will impact the development of a scientist like the Reaxys PhD Prize"

JSPS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - JAPAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE

04.2018 - 08.2019

Award value: 8,640,000 JPY (over 2 years)
JSPS KAKENHI (Grant in Aid)- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Award value: 2,400,000 JPY (over 2 years)

PECRE FELLOWSHIP - SCOTTISH FUNDING COUNCIL

03.2017

Award value: 3,000 GBP
"To support international Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange (PECRE)"

NEDO JAPAN TRUST FELLOWSHIP - NEW ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION, JAPAN

03.2017 - 04.2018

Award Value: 8,030,000 JPY (over 1 year)

GAVIN FORSYTH PRIZE - UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

03.2017

"This prize is awarded to a Ph.D student in the Organic Chemistry Section for outstanding performance in their second year of study"

TAYLOR & FRANCIS PRIZE - 24TH SCT YOUNG FELLOW RESEARCH MEETING, PARIS SUD UNIVERSITY

02.2017

Awarded for the oral presentation entitled: "Selective N-CH3 Functionalization of Trialkylamines"

OUTSTANDING POSTER AWARD - 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ORGANIC FREE RADICALS, SIOC, SHANGHAI

10.2016

First prize awarded to a poster entitled: "Contra-thermodynamic Hydrogen Atom Abstraction in the Selective C-H Functionalization of Trialkylamine N-CH3 Groups" (64 worldwide entries, three prizes)

SILVER AWARD IN CHEMISTRY - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (SET) FOR BRITAIN POSTER COMPETITION, U.K. PARLIAMENT, LONDON

03.2016

Awarded for the poster entitled: "Visible Light-Powered Synthesis: Making Light Work of Pharmaceuticals"

PH.D. STUDENT FELLOWSHIP - GLAXOSMITHKLINE/UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE COLLABORATIVE PH.D. PROGAMME

10.2013

Award value: 63,000 GBP (over 3.5 years)

FRANZ SONDHEIMER PRIZE - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

07.2013

This prize is awarded annually to the student with the most outstanding performance in organic chemistry at UCL"

DEAN'S LIST - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

07.2013

"Being included in the Dean's List is an honour given only to a few students each year. Its purpose is to commend those who have excelled in their chosen field of study"

ERC Starting Grant Awardee

11.2022 - Present

Award value: 1,500,000 EUR (over 5 years)

"The ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal"

71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Nominee

06.2022 - 07.2022

"selected as one of the 600 most qualitfied young scientists who will get the opportunity to experience and contribute to the unique atmosphere of this year's Lindau Meeting"

05.2022 - Present

Award value (PI's share): 270,000 EUR (over 4 years)

co-P.I. (of 10 Bavarian-based applicants)

DFG Grant SPP 2370 "Nitroconversion"

05.2022 - Present

Award value (PI's share): 233,000 EUR (over 3 years)

co-P.I. with Dr. Oleksandr Savateev

"BayFrance" Grant - Bayerische-Französisches Hochschulzentrum

01.2022 - Present

Award value: 5,000 EUR (over 1 year)

co-P.I. with Prof. Gilles Marcou

To support an educational exchange between the University of Regensburg and University of Strasbourg on continuous flow chemistry/software driven chemistry and cheminformatics/machine learning

DAIMLER AND BENZ SCHOLARSHIP - DAIMLER AND BENZ STIFTUNG

02.2021 - Present

Award value: 40,000 EUR (over 2 years)
"Every year twelve selected postdocs, junior professors and heads of young research groups receive a grant from the foundation. It is intended to strengthen their professional career, especially during the productive phase after their doctorate. The funding amount (...) can, for example, be used flexibly to finance research assistants, technical equipment, research trips or to participate in conferences. The Daimler and Benz Foundation also promotes the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas through regular meetings of the yound scientists of this steadily growing network of scholarship holders in Ladenburg. The funding program is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines; there are no thematic restrictions"

THIEME CHEMISTRY JOURNAL AWARD - THIEME GRUPPE

01.2021

"The Thieme Chemistry Journals Award, established in 1999 with the aim to encourage young scientists, is granted to prospective chemists, who have been recognized as high-potential researchers in the field of synthetic organic chemistry by the editorial board members of SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT and SYNFACTS"

SOFJA KOVALEVSKAJA AWARD - ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION

11.2019 - Present

Award value: 1,610,000 EUR (over 5 years)
"The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is granted to young exceptionally promising researchers from abroad in recognition of outstanding academic achievements. The award is designed to enable them to embark on academic careers in Germany by establishing their own junior research groups at research institutions in Germany "

PATRICK D. RICHIE PRIZE - UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

07.2019

For "the best Thesis which combined scientific excellence with quality of presentation in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry session 2016-2017"

REAXYS PH.D PRIZE - ELSEVIER

10.2017

"With submissions received from over 400 academic institutions worldwide, the Reaxys PhD Prize is the most important and recognised international Prize for young chemists. No other award will impact the development of a scientist like the Reaxys PhD Prize"

JSPS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - JAPAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE

04.2018 - 08.2019

Award value: 8,640,000 JPY (over 2 years)
JSPS KAKENHI (Grant in Aid)- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Award value: 2,400,000 JPY (over 2 years)

PECRE FELLOWSHIP - SCOTTISH FUNDING COUNCIL

03.2017

Award value: 3,000 GBP
"To support international Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange (PECRE)"

NEDO JAPAN TRUST FELLOWSHIP - NEW ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION, JAPAN

03.2017 - 04.2018

Award Value: 8,030,000 JPY (over 1 year)

GAVIN FORSYTH PRIZE - UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

03.2017

"This prize is awarded to a Ph.D student in the Organic Chemistry Section for outstanding performance in their second year of study"

TAYLOR & FRANCIS PRIZE - 24TH SCT YOUNG FELLOW RESEARCH MEETING, PARIS SUD UNIVERSITY

02.2017

Awarded for the oral presentation entitled: "Selective N-CH3 Functionalization of Trialkylamines"

OUTSTANDING POSTER AWARD - 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ORGANIC FREE RADICALS, SIOC, SHANGHAI

10.2016

First prize awarded to a poster entitled: "Contra-thermodynamic Hydrogen Atom Abstraction in the Selective C-H Functionalization of Trialkylamine N-CH3 Groups" (64 worldwide entries, three prizes)

SILVER AWARD IN CHEMISTRY - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (SET) FOR BRITAIN POSTER COMPETITION, U.K. PARLIAMENT, LONDON

03.2016

Awarded for the poster entitled: "Visible Light-Powered Synthesis: Making Light Work of Pharmaceuticals"

PH.D. STUDENT FELLOWSHIP - GLAXOSMITHKLINE/UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE COLLABORATIVE PH.D. PROGAMME

10.2013

Award value: 63,000 GBP (over 3.5 years)

FRANZ SONDHEIMER PRIZE - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

07.2013

This prize is awarded annually to the student with the most outstanding performance in organic chemistry at UCL"

DEAN'S LIST - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

07.2013

"Being included in the Dean's List is an honour given only to a few students each year. Its purpose is to commend those who have excelled in their chosen field of study"

CONTACT

Dr. Joshua P. Barham

Sofja Kovalevskaja Group Leader

Universitat Regensburg

Institut fur Organische Chemie

Universitätsstr. 31

+49 (0)941-943-4373

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