(RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Carsten Bolm studied chemistry at the TU Braunschweig (Germany) and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA). After finishing his doctorate under the supervision of Manfred Reetz in Marburg (Germany), he performed postdoctoral studies with K. Barry Sharpless at MIT, Cambridge (USA). Subsequently, Carsten Bolm worked in Basel (Switzerland) close to Bernd Giese to obtain his habilitation. In 1993 he became Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Marburg (Germany), and since 1996 he holds a chair of Organic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). In 2012 Carsten Bolm became an Adjunct Professor at WIT (Wuhan Institute of Technology), China, and in 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship at Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China. Since 2014 he holds a Distinguished Professorship at RWTH Aachen University. His publication list has about 580 entries, and in 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was selected “Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher”. Since 2008 he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Organic Chemistry. For an author profile, see: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6596–6597.