Professor Koop Lammertsma
VU University, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
From P4 to P-products to P-coordination Chemistry
Koop Lammertsma got his MSc in 1974 from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and did his PhD (1975–1979) at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, under the supervision of Hans Cerfontain. His awards: Atomic Energy Science Chair of the University of Hyderabad, India (2001), JSPC Fellowship for Research in Japan (2003). Koop Lammertsma's interests focus on phosphorus in many forms, in particular: developing and applying synthetic methods, reagents, building blocks, ligands, organometallic complexes, and catalysts that feature the element phosphorus; acquiring mechanistic understanding with computational chemistry to predict structures, stabilities, properties, and reactivities; developing organosilicates; theoretical studies on the functioning of metalloenzymes.