Stefan Mecking, who is a professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany visited Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry on June 9, 2014. Prof. Mecking also delivered a lecture entitled To Branch or not to Branch in Functional Group Tolerant Polymerization Catalysis at CIAC.
Stefan Mecking received his undergraduate and graduate education at RWTH Aachen, where he was awarded a Ph.D. degree with Wilhelm Keim for work on catalytic carbonylations in 1994. After a postdoctoral stay with Maurice Brookhart in Chapel Hill, North Carolina he joined the Hoechst Company in Frankfurt as a project leader. He moved to the University of Freiburg in late 1998, and concluded his Habilitation in Macromolecular Chemistry there in 2002. Since 2004 he has been a full professor at the University of Konstanz. Honors and awards Prof. Mecking has received include a Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, the BASF Catalysis Award, the Otto-Roelen-Medal, a Chemiedozenten-Stipend of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, and the Karl Ziegler-Guilio Natta Lectureship. His research on functional-group tolerant polymerization catalysis addresses polymerization and deactivation mechanisms, the generation of crystalline and luminescent nanoparticles, and conversion of renewable resources.