David Ackland Tanner

David Ackland Tanner


Kemitorvet 207

Building: 207, 214

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45252188Fax: 45933968
Curriculum Vitae
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.

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.

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.

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  • Journal of Organic Chemistry

    ISSNs: 0022-3263

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1520-6904

    American Chemical Society, United States

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.59 SJR 1.976 SNIP 1.03, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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  • Tetrahedron

    ISSNs: 0040-4020

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-5416

    Pergamon Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.54 SJR 0.907 SNIP 0.742, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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  • Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

    ISSNs: 1477-0520, 1477-0539

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-0539

    Special Publications of the Royal Society of Chemistry, vol. 197, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.39 SJR 1.363 SNIP 0.803, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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