Professor Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
Leipzig University, Germany
Prof. Hey-Hawkins gained her PhD in 1983 at the University of Marburg, Germany. Her Postdoc research took her to Sussex, UK, and to Western Australia and Canberra. She obtained her habilitation in 1988, again in Marburg, before becoming a full professor in Leipzig more than twenty years ago in 1993. She is involved in numerous international cooperations. A notable example is the European Phosphorus Science Network "PhoSciNet". In 2013, she was honored as “IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering” for her scientific achievements.
Throughout her career she has performed ground-breaking and exciting research in phosphorus-functionalized and phosphorus-rich compounds, carborane chemistry, and applications of mono- and multinuclear transition-metal complexes. In these areas, a perfect combination of synthetic inorganic, organic, organometallic, bioinorganic and bioorganic chemistry is applied.