Prof. Dr. Todd B. Marder

Prof. Dr. Todd B. Marder

Personal data

Name                   Prof. Dr. Todd B. Marder, FRSC

Address               Institut für Anorganische Chemie
                            Julius-Maximilians-Universität  Würzburg
                            Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg


                           tel. +49 (0) 931/31-85514
                           fax +49 (0) 931/31-84622

Birthday             14. November 1955

University education       

1976-1981        Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of California at L.A. (UCLA),                 

1972-1976        B.Sc. in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
                         with Prof. Dr. A. Davison, FRS


since 2012        Professor (Chair) of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry,
                         Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

1999-2000        Head, "Structure, Bonding, Spectroscopy and Theory" Research Group

1998-2003        Head, Inorganic Teaching Section

1997-2012        Professor (Chair) of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Durham, UK

1993-1997        Full Professor

1989-1993        Associate Professor (tenured)

1985-1989        Assistant Professor
                         Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada

1983-1985        Visiting Research Scientist, E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co. Inc., Central
                         Research and Development Department, USA

1981-1983        Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, UK
                         (with Professor F.G.A. Stone, CBE, FRS)

Research areas                                                                                                

  • Organometallic Chemistry (Metal boron complexes, synthesis of model catalytic        intermediates
  • Conjugated organic, organoboron and organometallic materials for linear and nonlinear optics
  • Homogeneous Catalysis (Borylations including C-H bond functionalisation, palladium catalysed C-C bond formation)
  • Synthesis of small organic molecules which trigger stem cell differentiation (especially synthetic retinoids)
  • Non-covalent Interactions: Crystal Engineering and Liquid Crystal Behavior