Selvan Demir to join faculty

  • Apr 6, 2018
  • Selvan Demir

Professor Demir studied chemistry at the University of Cologne and received her Diploma in 2007. She conducted research on scandium solid-state chemistry with Prof. Gerd Meyer and scandium organometallic chemistry with Prof. William J. Evans at the University of California, Irvine earning her Dr. rer. nat. in 2010. In 2011, Professor Demir accepted a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship and began her postdoctoral research on lanthanide-based single-molecule magnets and porous aromatic frameworks with Prof. Jeffrey R. Long at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also a postdoctoral research affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working on neptunium, plutonium, and americium chemistry with Dr. David K. Shuh, before starting her independent career as a junior professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Göttingen in 2016. Her research interests are in the areas of synthetic organometallic chemistry and molecular magnetism, with special emphasis on the chemical reactivity of f-elements.