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Dr. C. Oliver KAPPE Professor für organische Chemie und Leiter, Christian Doppler Labor für Mikrowellenchemie (CDLMC), Institut für Chemie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz


1989 Diploma degree (Doctorate 1992) in organic chemistry from the University of Graz where he worked with Prof. Gert Kollenz on cycloaddition and rearrangement reactions of acylketenes
1993-1994 Worked with Prof. Curt Wentrup at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and
1994-1996 with Prof. Albert Padwa at Emory University in Atlanta, USA
1996 Started his independent academic career, University of Graz
1998 "Habilitation" in organic chemistry
since 1999 Tenured position, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Graz
2003 Sabbatical, Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, USA) in the group of Prof. K. Barry Sharpless
2008 Visiting professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
2010 Sabbatical time, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, USA


American Chemical Society (ACS)
Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH)
German Chemical Society (GDCh)
Society of Combinatorial Sciences (SCS)


C. O. Kappe, D. Dallinger: Controlled Microwave Heating in Modern Organic Synthesis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 6250-6284, 2004
C. O. Kappe, A. Stadler: Microwaves in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2005
C. O. Kappe, D. Dallinger: The Impact of Microwave Synthesis on Drug Discovery, Nature Rev. Drug Discov., 5, 51-63, 2006
C. O. Kappe, D. Dallinger, S. S. Murphree: Practical Microwave Synthesis for Organic Chemists - Strategies, Instruments, and Protocols, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2009


Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology Fellowship (APART), Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1996
European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry, Prous Award on New Technologies in Drug Discovery, 2004
Invitational Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2008