David Ackland Tanner


David Ackland Tanner

Department of Chemistry

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Curriculum Vitae DAVID TANNER Professor David Tanner Department of Chemistry, Building 201 Technical University of Denmark DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark Phone: +45 4525 2188; Email: dt@kemi.dtu.dk Born November 17, 1955 in Inverness, Scotland 1977 B.Sc. suma cum laude in chemistry, Edinburgh University, Scotland  1981 Ph.D.  University of Göteborg, Sweden (Prof. O. Wennerström)  1982-1983       Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania, USA  (Prof. K. C.  Nicolaou) 1983–1988      Assistant Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg 1988–1995 Associate Professor, University of Uppsala, Sweden. 1991-1995 Personal senior research position funded by the Swedish NFR 1995 -              Professor of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark Research Interests Organic chemistry, particularly stereoselective organic synthesis. Total synthesis of natural products. Organometallic chemistry and catalysis. Publications 110 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, with a total of 2970 citations (March 2009; h-index 30). Research Supervision   Supervisor or co-supervisor for 28 finalized Ph. D. projects, 14 postdoctoral fellows, and a large number of M. Sc. theses. Invited Lectures Since becoming Professor at DTU in 1995, I have been invited speaker at ca. 30 international conferences outside Denmark. I lecture on average 5 times per year at universities and/or companies outside Denmark. Other Departmental chairman (Department of Organic Chemistry, DTU) 1998 - 2001. Chairman, committee of research (Department of Chemistry, DTU) 2001 - 2004. Member of departmental steering group, 2009 - .  Chairman, organic division, Danish Chemical Society, 2003 - 2007.  Foreign member, Swedish Natural Science Research Council 1998 - 2001.  External adviser, Danish Technical Research Council 2002 – 2004. Visiting Professor, Kyoto, Japan, July – August 2007.  External adviser for the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (Stockholm) on two occasions.