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Peter Langer

Personal

Status   Married, two children
     
20.02.1969   Birthday (in Hannover, Germany)

Education

1988 Abitur (equiv. A-levels)
   
1989/90 Military service
   
10/1989 – 03/1994 Student of Chemistry (University of Hannover)
   
07/1993 – 06/1994 Diploma in Chemistry (equiv. to MSc), University of Hannover, Diploma Thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, USA, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. D. Seyferth and Prof. H. M. R. Hoffmann, Ph.D, DSc.
   
07/1994 – 02/1997 Dr. rer. nat. (equiv. to Ph.D), University of Hannover, Grade: summa cum laude, Supervisor: Prof. H. M. R. Hoffmann, Ph.D, DSc.
   
05/1997 – 05/1998 Postdoc at the Chemical Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. S. V. Ley, FRS, Great Britain
   
06/1998 – 07/2001 Habilitand (equiv. to Assistant Professor) at the University of Göttingen, Mentor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Armin de Meijere
   
07/2001 Habilitation (equiv. to DSc.), University of Göttingen

Professional Career

09/2001 – 11/2001 Heisenberg Scientist, University of Göttingen
   
12/2001 – 03/2002 Guest Professor, University of Greifswald
   
04/2002 – 11/2004 Full Professor (C4) of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Greifswald
   
12/2004 – today Full Professor (C4) of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Rostock, Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry
   
7/2005 – today Head of the Department of Organic Synthesis of the Leibniz-Institute of Catalysis e.V., University of Rostock

Administrative Positions

2002 – 2004 Vice-director of Institute of Biochemistry, University of Greifswald
   
2002 – 2004 Member of Faculty of Sciences, University of Greifswald
   
2004 – today Head of Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Rostock
   
2006 – 2008 Vice-director of Institute of Chemistry, University of Rostock Head of committee of examinations
   
2008 – 2010 Member of Academic Council of University of Rostock
   
2006 – today Member of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Rostock
   
2008 – today Member of Interdisciplinary Faculty, University of Rostock

Contributions to Research and Graduate Education

Scientific interests One-pot-cyclizations, domino reactions, homogeneous catalysis directed towards organic synthesis, organosilicon chemistry, heterocycles, medicinal chemistry (new antibiotics and anti-cancer agents), natural products, carbohydrates, new materials
   
Publications more than 550 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals with high impact factor
   
Ph.D theses > 70 Ph.D theses were completed under supervision of Prof. Langer
   
Diploma theses > 55 MSc theses were completed under supervision of Prof. Langer
   
Workgroup Currently 35 Ph.D students and scientists
   
International collaboration Scientific supervision of 100 foreign Ph.D students, guest students and guest scientists

Other Scientific Activities

2007 – today Member of DAAD selection committees
   
2008 – today Member of the editorial board: International Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
   
2008 – today Member of the editorial board: Materials
   
2008 – today Associate editor of Current Bioactive Compounds
   
2009 – today Associate editor of Curr. Org. Synth.
   
2009 Guest editor Tetrahedron Symposium-in-Print (published in 2009) “Recent Advances in Organosilicon Chemistry directed towards Organic Synthesis”
   
2011 – today Associate editor of the Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan
   
2012 Member of the Academic Council of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan
   
2012 – today Member of the editorial board: Biochemical Compounds

Awards and Scholarships

1992 – 1994 Study Scholarship of the German National Fellowship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
   
1995 – 1996 Ph.D Scholarship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)
   
1997 Award of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Hannover
   
1997/98 Feodor-Lynen-scholarship (Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation)
   
1990 – 2001 Liebig-scholarship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)
   
2000 Thieme-Journal-Award
   
2001 Heisenberg-scholarship (DFG)
   
2010 Gold medal of Yerevan State University (YSU) presented by the rector of YSU
   
2011 Honorary Doctor (Dr. h.c.) of Yerevan State University (Republic of Armenia)
   
2012 Honorary Doctor (Dr. h.c.) of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Vietnam)
   
2012 Honorary Professor (Prof. h.c.) of the University of Mosul (Iraq)
   
2012 Honorary Doctor (Dr. h.c.) of the Tishreen University, Lattakia (Syria)
   
2013 Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Science
   
2013 Patron's (President of Pakistan) Gold Medal awarded by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
   
2013 Honorary Doctor (Dr. h.c.) of the University of Debrecen (Hungary)
   
2013 Honorary Professor (Prof. h.c.) of Amity University (India)
   
2013 Honorary Doctor (Dr. h.c.) of the Research Institute of New Chemical Technologies and Materials of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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