Previous Recipients of the Hans and Marlies Zimmer International Scholar

Scholar Awardees
Year Awardee

Ciara  O'Sullivan (Ryan White host)
ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). Engineering Sciences

"Next Generation Tools for the Emerging and Future Paradigm of Clinical Diagnostics"

2023 Daniele Leonori (Wei Liu host)
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

"Novel synthetic methods using halogen-atom transfer and photoexcited nitroarenes'
2021-2022   Mini Symposium honoring the 2021 and 2022 Zimmer International Scholars

Paolo Carloni, 2021 (Tom Beck host)
Director, Institute of Neuroscience & Medicine
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)
Computational Biomedicine (IAS-5 / INM-9)
"Multiscale Simulations of Neuronal G-protein Coupled Receptors"

Francesco Ricci, 2022 (Pietro Strobbia host)
University of Rome
"Synthetic DNA-based Devices, Switches and Genes for Clinical Applications"
2020 Pance Naumov (Anna Gudmundsdottir host)
New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"Organic Crystals - a new class of engineering materials"
2019 Patrick Unwin (Ryan White host)
University of Warwick
 “A New Look at Interfacial Processes” 
2018 Dr. Thierry Toupance (Bill Connick host)
University of Bordeaux
"Molecular approaches towards Organic-Inorganic Hybrid and Nanostructured Metal Oxide Materials for Gas Sensing, Photovoltaic and Photocatalysis Applications"

Prof. Mona Treguer-Delapierre (Peng Zhang host)
University of Bordeaux
"Customizing the Surface of Nano-objects for Engineering Hybrid Nanoparticles"

15th Year: Reunion of 5 former Zimmer Scholars

Christian Reber, University of Montreal, Canada
"Effects of small structure changes in transition metal compounds probed by spectroscopy"

Matthias Rief, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
"Single molecule mechanics of proteins"

Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria, Canada
"Relocation of a small molecule in a biocompatible supramolecular gel"

Amnon Horovitz, Weizmann Institute, Israel
"Allostery in chaperonins: how and why?"

Manabe Abe, University of Hiroshima, Japan
"Design and synthesis of new chromophores for two-photon uncaging reactions using near-IR-lights"

2016 Lutz H. Gade, University of Heidelberg, Germany (Hairong Guan host)
"Enantioselective Catalysis with 3d Transition Metal Complexes: Chiral Pincers as Stereodirecting Ligands"
2015 Yoan Simon, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Neil Ayres host)
Polymers: lightening up the mood
2014 Prof. Dr. Mark Helm, Inst. for Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mainz, Germany (Pat Limbach host)
Chemistry and Biology of Modified RNA
Prof. Dr. Felix Tuczek, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany (Michael Baldwin host)
Ammonia Synthesis from N2 at Room Temperature and Normal Pressure: Experimental and Theoretical Results
2012 Prof. Dr. Hans Borner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Neil Ayres host)
Institute of Chemistry / Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of functional Systems Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Bioinspired Polymer Science: An entire world in between plastics and proteins
2011 Matthias Rief, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany (Ruxandra Dima host)
Mechanics and Dynamics of Single Protein Molecules
2010 Christian Reber, University of Montreal, Canada (Bill Connick host)
Optical Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Compounds: From Coordination Geometries and Excited-state Properties to Tunable Intermolecular Effects
2009 Manabu Abe, Hiroshima University, Japan (Anna Gudmundsdottir host)
Generation of Long-lived Singlet 1,3-biradicals, and Their Related Chemistry
2008 Amnon Horovitz, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel (George Stan host)
Protein Folding in the Machine Age: Chaperonin Function and Mechanism
2007 Mark von Itzstein, Griffith University, Australia (Suri Iyer host)
Pandemic Influenza - The Re-emergence of an Old Threat
2006 Peter J. Sadler, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Dick Elder host)
The Chemical Elements of Life and Medicines: A Web of Health?
2005 Norbert Jakubowski, Institute for Analytical Sciences, Dortmund & Berlin, Germany (Joe Caruso host)
Instrumental Developments for Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy
2004 Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria, BC, Canada (Anna Gudmundsdottir host)
Dynamics in Supramolecular Chemistry: How can we understand function and complexity
2003 Gunther Wittstock, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany (Bill Heineman host)
Patterned Organic Thin Films: Reactivity Imaging from Micrometer towards Nanometer Size Regimes with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy