We are pleased to announce Dr. Felicitas Lips as the winner of the 2023 EurJIC–Wöhler Young Investigator Prize. This international prize is awarded to a young scientist of any nationality for an excellent scientific publication in a field within inorganic chemistry. This year’s award acknowledges Dr. Lips’s innovative 2022 publication: “Synthesis and Reactivity of a Neutral Homocyclic Silylene" (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202114485; Angew. Chem. 2022, 134, e202114485).
The award lecture will be presented at the “Highlights in Inorganic Chemistry” of the GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie to be held in Leipzig, in September 4-6, 2023.
Dr. Lips completed her PhD in 2011 under the supervision of S. Dehnen. After two postdoctoral stints (with P. P. Power at the University of California Davis and with W. Uhl at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), in 2015 she became a Junior Research Group Leader at the latter university.
Her research focuses on main-group chemistry, particularly amido-substituted silicon ring and cluster compounds containing coordinatively unsaturated silicon atoms.
The next EurJIC–Wöhler Young Investigator Prize will be announced in 2025. Please look out for the Call for Nominations in mid-2024.