Universität Regensburg, Germny
Manfred Scheer holds a chair of Inorganic Chemistry at Regensburg University (Germany), heads the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and is also a member of the university’s Senate. Since 2010, he has been serving as Associate Editor of the RSC journal “Chemical Communications” and working as an elected member of the DFG (German Research Foundation) Review Board on Molecular Chemistry. In 2013, he received the Wilhelm-Klemm-Award of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) as one of two major Inorganic Awards of the GDCh and was awarded the 2017 International Arbuzov Prize in the Field of Organophosphorus Chemistry. In 2015, he was elected ordinary member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and, in 2016, of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Germany); in the same year, he also became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), and, finally, in 2018, an ordinary member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina.
His research interests include the synthesis and reactivity of unsubstituted main group element ligands with the focus on the heavier group 15 elements and their use in supramolecular chemistry to construct nano-sized spherical aggregates and clusters. Moreover, the stabilization and reactivity of main group compounds consisting of combinations of different elements with the target of generating inorganic oligomers and polymers are also in the focus of his research. Finally, the chemistry of highly reactive molecules such as P4, As4 or compounds containing transition metal group 15 element multiple bonds is of further interest to him.