Joung Investigator Prize for Kallol Ray

Monday, 20 January 2014

Dr. Kallol Ray was honoured with the EurJIC Young Investigator Prize by the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

Kallol Ray © TU Berlin / Dahl

Dr. Kallol Ray, junior research group leader in UniCat Research Fields D1, D2 and D3, is the winner of the EurJIC Young Investigator Prize, which is awarded by the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, this year in cooperation with the Wöhler-Vereinigung of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the German Chemical Society) to a young researcher for an outstanding recently published paper.

Ray studied at the University of Calcutta and the Indian Institute of Technology, and was awarded his PhD in 2005 for work carried out at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry (now: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion), Mülheim, under the supervision of Karl Wieghart.

After postdoctoral research at the same institution (2005–2006) and with Lawrence Que, Jr. at the University of Minnesota (2006–2008), he joined the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as a junior research group leader within the UniCat Cluster of Excellence.

Themes of Ray’s research include bioinorganic chemistry, bioinspired catalysis, organometallic chemistry, and high-valent metal oxo and imido complexes. His report on a heterobimetallic CuNi bis(μ-oxo) core with nucleophilic oxo groups was featured on the cover of Angewandte Chemie, and he has recently published a Microreview in the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry on terminal oxo and imido transition-metal complexes.

The European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry is owned by ChemPubSoc Europe, and the prize is awarded under the auspices of 16 European chemical societies.

Adapted from Angew. Chem.