Interview with Michael Mastalerz

This Editorial Board Focus presents Michael Mastalerz (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany).

SYNFORM presents an interview with Michael Mastalerz (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany). Michael Mastalerz studied Chemistry at the Gerhard-Mercator-Universität in Duisburg (Germany) where he got his diploma in 2002. He then moved to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) for his PhD studies, which he finished in 2005. After a short stay in industry, he carried out postdoctoral research in the group of Gregory C. Fu at MIT in Cambridge (USA) from 2006 to 2007. He returned to Germany for a second postdoctoral position at Ulm University to work in the group of Peter Bäuerle on dendritic oligothiophenes for organic electronic applications. At Ulm University he also started his independent career, working towards his habilitation which was successfully achieved in February 2013. In April 2013 he became professor for Organic Chemistry at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany). His main research interests focus on the synthesis of large shape-persistent organic cage compounds as soluble porous molecules, hydrogen-bonding based chiral capsules and large soluble fused contorted aromatic compounds. He is an ERC consolidators’ grant holder and Editor-in-Chief of the recently launched new Thieme journal Organic Materials.

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