SCS Lectureship Awards

The SCS Lectureship is awarded to world-class distinguished scientists and it is organized under the patronage of the Swiss Chemical Society. Over a week, the lecturer gives five presentations and discusses with colleagues at four to five diffeent Swiss research institutions. The selection of the lecturers follows a bottom-up approach where PIs from all Swiss research institutions can propose candidates. The proram coves all areas of chemistry. The choice among the proposed lectureships is made by the board of the Division of Fundamental Research (DFR) of the SCS.

SCS Lectureship Tours

Program 2022

SCS Lectureships - Program 2022

Prof. Edward I. Solomon, Stanford University (USA)
«Activating Metal Sites for Biological Electron Transfer »
«Geometric and Electronic Structural Contributions to Fe/O2Reactivity: Correlations between metalloenzyme and heterogeneous catalysis»
Tour dates: March 6 – 12, 2022
Tour organizer: Prof. C. Copéret, ETH Zürich

Prof. Harry Anderson, University of Oxford (UK)
«Synthesis & Electronic Delocalization in Pi-Conjugated Nanorings» (Talk A)
«Approaches to the Synthesis of New Carbon Allotropes» (Talk B)
- Mon, 4. April: Zurich - Talk A
- Tue, 5. Apirl: Basel - Talk B
- Wed, 6. April: Neuchatel (morning) - Talk B, Fribourg (afternoon) - Talk B
- Thu, 7. April: Geneva - Talk B
- Friday 8. April: Lausanne - Talk A
Tour organizier: Prof. Dr. Michal Juríček, University of Zurich

Prof. David Nesbitt, JILA and University of Colorado, Boulder
«A Physical Chemist in Search of Simplicity: From Interstellar Cosmochemistry to Single Molecule Biophysics»
- Wed, 4. May: Geneva
- Thu, 5. May: Lausanne (EPFL)
- Fri, 6. May: Zurich (ETH)
- Mon, 9. May Zurich (UZH)
- Tue, 10. May: Basel
Tour organizer: Prof. S. Willitsch, University of Basel

Prof. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University (USA)
«Quantitative analytical methods for organic micropollutants and their transformation products in natural and engineered systems»
Tour dates: tbd, 2022
Tour organisier: Prof. W. Giger, Eawag

Prof. Abby Doyle, Princeton University (USA)
«Organic synthesis, organometallic catalysis, and physical organic chemistry»
Tour dates: tbd, tbd
Tour organisier: Dr. Andreas Marzinzik, Novartis

Prof. Daniel G. Nocera, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Research topic(s): Renewable energy, e.g. the artificial leaf and bionic leaf
Tour dates: tbd, tbd
Tour organisier: Prof. Greta Patzke, University of Zurich

Prof. Mark S. Taylor, University of Toronto (CAN)
«Research Topics: Synthetic methodology, asymmetric catalysis, supramolecular and materials chemistry»
Tour dates: tbd.
Tour Organizer: Prof. Clément Mazet, EPFL Lausanne
Site Coodinators per Research Institute

Program Director
Prof. Roger Alberto, University of Zürich 

Site Coordinators
University of Basel: Prof. Stefan Willitsch
University of Bern: Prof. Philippe Renaud
University of Fribourg: Prof. Fabio Zobi
University of Geneva: Prof. Nicolas Winssinger 
Univesity of Neuchâtel: Prof. Bruno Therrien 
University of Zurich: Prof. Cristina Nevado
EPF Lausanne: Prof. Sandrine Gerber
ETH Zurich: Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Syngenta: Dr. Jérôme Cassayre
Novartis Pharma AG: Andreas Marzinzik
F.Hofmann-La Roche: Dr. Stefan Bachmann 
BASF Schweiz AG: Dr. Andreas Hafner