Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Armin Börner

Academic Education

1975 - 1976

Study of pedagogics biology/chemistry at the University of Rostock

1976 - 1980

Study of chemistry at the University of Rostock

1980 - 1984

Research study at the University of Rostock


Research stay at the agrochemical company Fahlberg-List Magdeburg


Ph.D. in Rostock with Prof. Dr. H. Kristen (Topic: acyclic C-nucleosides)


Research stay at the Kossuth-Lajos-University of Debrecen (Hungary) with Prof. Dr. I. Farkas


Resarch stay at the pharmaceutical company ISIS Chemie Zwickau


Resarch stay at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (India) with Dr. B. M. Choudhury

1991 - 1992

Postdoc at the Université Paris Sud (France) with Prof. Dr. H. B. Kagan


Research stay at the Université Paris Sud (France) with Prof. Dr. H. B. Kagan

1993 - 1994

Guest professor at the Bayerische Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg


Habilitation at the University of Rostock

2000 - 2020

Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Rostock



1984 - 1991

Scientific co-worker at the department “Complex Catalysis” of the Academie of Sciences of the GDR (Head: Prof. Dr. H. Pracejus)

1992 - 1997

Dep. Leader of the working group „Asymmetric Catalysis“ of  the  Max-Planck-Society (Head: Prof. Dr. R. Selke)

1998 - 2002

Leader of a department at the Institute of Organic Catalytic Research


Professor  of Organic Chemistry

Since 2002

Head of a department at  the Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse

Awards and other Activities


Award of the Central Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences




Descartes-Prize of the European Commission together with M. North (London, GB), H. B. Kagan (Orsay, France), J. M. Brown (Oxford, GB), Y. Belokon (Moscow, Russia)

2021 Literature Prize of the Chemical Industry Fund