University of Groningen
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
Nijenborgh 4, 5114.02.16
Homogeneous catalysis, Cooperative catalysis , Bimetallic catalysis, Mechanistic studies, Screening design
About meMy Name is Tizian-Frank Ramspoth, I studied chemistry at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, where I received my Master’s degree in 2019. I joined the ARC CBBC PhD Program within the same year at the University of Groningen in the Group of Professor Harutyunyan, with the focus on catalyst development for crosslinkable coatings.
About my researchMy research aims at the development of new catalysts for epoxy-carboxylic acid-crosslinkable coatings. We employ strategies derived from Lewis- acid/base catalysis, organocatalysis and organometallic complex development in order to increase effectivity and sustainability of the crosslinking process between functional materials which contain epoxide- and carboxylic acid moieties.
Position PhD candidate 01.11.19 – now: PhD Student at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry at the University of Groningen in the group of Professor S. R. Harutyunyan. Research Title: New Catalysts for Epoxy-Carboxylic Acid Crosslinkable Coatings. Within the Chemical Building Blocks Consortium in cooperation with Akzo Nobel. Research Internship 15.04.19 – 14.10.19: Research Internship in Medicinal Chemistry at the Bayer AG in the Research and Development Center Wuppertal. Research on: Development of effective reaction conditions for Suzuki-Miyaura- and reductive photo- catalyzed cross coupling reactions of challenging drug like molecules via small scale screening approach. Master’s degree 01.10.18 – 30.03.19: Master Thesis at the Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland in the Department of Drug Design and Optimization of Professor A.K.H.Hirsch. Title: Fragment design and synthesis of derivatives against ColH and LasB. Research Internship 25.06.18 – 17.08.18: Intership at the University of Bielefeld in the group of Professor N. Sewald. Research on: Synthesis of RGD-Mimeticum-Linker-Conjugates. Research Internship 09.04.18 – 01.06.18: Intership at the University of Bielefeld in the group of Dr. R. Ghadwal. Research on: NHC substituted aryl-alkinyl structures. Research Internship 17.07.17 – 15.09.17: Intership at the Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology in the group of Dr. M. Nazaré. Research on: Synthesis and structural evaluation of Teriflunomide and Leflunomide analogues for 19F-MRI imaging. 10/2016 – 07/2019 Master of Science in Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld 10/2013 - 09/2016 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld