European Academy of Sciences
Member Profile

Gerhard Erker

Prof.

Gerhard Erker
Year of Election
2020
Division
Chemistry Division
Nationality
Germany
Country/Region of working/living
Germany
City
Münster
Institute
Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität Münster

Gerhard Erker studied chemistry at the Universities Köln and Bochum. He was a postdoc at Princeton University. After his habilitation in Bochum he joined the Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim as a Heisenberg fellow. In 1985 he became a C3 Professor at the Universität Würzburg and in 1990 a full Professor at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Currently (2021) he is a Senior Professor at the WWU. Professor Erker’s research interests are in the fields of Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis. Since about ca. 15 years he has a high interest in main group element chemistry. This is especially centered around the element boron and includes active research in frustrated Lewis pair chemistry, 1,1-carbo- and 1,1-hydroboration reactions and the chemistry of boron containing pi-systems 

Website address:

https://www.uni-muenster.de/Chemie.oc/erker/erker.html