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Jun.-Prof. Matthew Hopkinson

Matthew Hopkinson
Image Credit: Matthew Hopkinson

Assistant Professor

Fabeckstr. 34/36
Room C3 (Container)
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838461438
19.11.1984 Born in Aylesbury (UK) 

Higher Education

2007 – 2011

DPhil in Organic Chemistry, Merton College, University of Oxford (UK), Supervisor: Prof. Véronique Gouverneur

DPhil Thesis Title: “Transition Metal Catalysis in the Presence of Fluorinating Reagents”

2003 – 2007

MChem in Chemistry, Pembroke College, University of Oxford (UK), Masters Project Supervisor: Prof. Véronique Gouverneur

Masters Thesis Title: “The Electrophilic Fluorination of Hetero-Diels-Alder Adducts”

Academic Career

Aug 2016 – Present Junior Professor (W1), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
Jan 2012 – May 2016 Post-Doctoral Research / Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany), Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius
July – Oct 2011 Post-Doctoral Research, University of Oxford (UK), Supervisor: Prof. Véronique Gouverneur

Awards and Fellowships

2021 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2018 "Preis für gute Lehre" Teaching Prize from the Chemistry Department at the FU Berlin
2012-2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2011 Simms Fund Bursary from Merton College, Oxford
2008 Commendation for outstanding PRS Transfer Report by Eli Lilly and Company
2007-2011 GlaxoSmithKline CASE Award PhD Fellowship
2007 GlaxoSmithKline Award for Organic Chemistry Part II, 2006/7