Professor David Tanner
Department of Chemistry, Building 201
Technical University of Denmark
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Phone: +45 4525 2188; Email: email@example.com
Born November 17, 1955 in Inverness, Scotland
1977 B.Sc. suma cum laude in chemistry, Edinburgh University,
1981 Ph.D. University of Göteborg, Sweden (Prof. O.
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
1995 - Professor
of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark
Organic chemistry, particularly stereoselective organic
synthesis. Total synthesis of natural products. Organometallic
chemistry and catalysis.
110 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals, 2 book
chapters, with a total of 2970 citations (March 2009; h-index
Supervisor or co-supervisor for 28 finalized Ph. D. projects, 14
postdoctoral fellows, and a large number of M. Sc. theses.
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.
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 -
Foreign member, Swedish Natural Science Research Council 1998 -
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.