Beneficiary 5

University of Bern
Departement für Chemie und Biochemie

With 17,500 students and 2,500 PhD students, the University of Bern (UBERN) is the third largest university in Switzerland and is ranked 145 in the world in the 2014/15 QS World University Ranking. The university’s comprehensive offering includes 8 faculties with more than 160 institutes.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DCB) has an established track record of excellent research, both withinin specific domains and also considerably more interdisciplinary, including the following major themes: (energy-relevant) catalysis, nucleic acid (bio)chemistry, materials for storage and electronics, and advanced spectroscopy. The Departement is very well equipped, in parts because of the continuous and committed support from government and national funding agencies.
Martin Albrecht is Professor of Chemistry at UBERN since 2015. Before, he has been Professor at UCD. He has an international track record (Assistant Professor, Univ Fribourg, Switzerland, 2003-2009; postdoctoral researcher at Yale University, and with Ciba SC, PhD with G van Koten, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 2000). He has received major awards including: ERC Consolidator Grant (2014-19), ERC Proof of Concept Grant (2012-13), ERC Starting Grant (2009-13), Bessel Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, 2013).
He has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals, which have received >7500 citations (h-index 45; more than 1000 citations last year). His ORCID is http:// (WoS author identifier: B-4141-2014). He has given >100 research presentations, has delivered keynote lectures at various high-end conferences, and reviews for all major journals and grant agencies.

NoNoMeCat Project

Principal Investigators: Prof. Dr. Martin Albrecht

Project 1: Cooperative metal centers for the activation of oxygen and related small molecules
Appointed ESR: Simone Bertini