University of Groningen
Sebastian Beil was born and raised in Kiel, Germany and obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel in the group of Prof. Anne Staubitz working on conjugated polymers in 2015. As a Ph.D. student he worked in the labs of Prof. Siegfried Waldvogel in Mainz and Prof. Phil Baran at Scripps Research in La Jolla. His research focus were new avenues on organic electro-oxidations and -reductions with a particular focus on the application of new electrode materials.
After graduation in 2019, he was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Max von Delius in Ulm working on synthetic carbon allotropes and joined the lab of Prof. David MacMillan as a postdoctoral fellow supported by the Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences in 2020. In Princeton, he was exploring new avenues in decarboxylative transformations.
His independent career at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry at the University of Groningen will build on the background of redox transformations towards complex organic molecules with a distinct focus on sustainable processes and future function thereof.