Dr. Thomas Engel

Study Program Coordinator Chemistry and Biochemistry / Head of the Chemistry Examination Office

Department of Chemistry

Office address:

Butenandtstr. 5-13, Haus F

Room F5.024

81377 Munich


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Office hours:

by arrangement

Postal address:

Butenandtstr. 5-13

81377 Munich

Research Interests

  • Bioinorganic and coordination chemistry: metalloenzymes and bioinspired complexes
  • Biological roles of rare earth elements
  • Environmental chemistry and bioremediation

Short CV

  • 2015-2016 Humboldt fellow, Prof. P. Comba, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
  • 2013-2015 Humboldt fellow (Lanthanide luminescence), Prof. K. N. Raymond, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2010-2013 PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry (Spectroscopic and mechanistic studies of dinuclear metallohydrolases and their biomimetic complexes), Prof. L.R. Gahan, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2009-2010 Intern at BASF SE Ludwigshafen (Enantioselective synthesis of natural products)
  • 2003-2009 Diploma in Chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

Key publications

  • L.J. Daumann, D.S. Tatum, C.M. Andolina, J.I. Pacold, A. D’Aléo, G.-l. Law, J. Xu, K.N. Raymond; Effects of ligand geometry on the photophysical properties of photoluminescent Eu(III) and Sm(III) 1-hydroxypyridin-2-one complexes in aqueous solution, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 114–124.
  • L.J. Daumann, D.S. Tatum, B.E.R. Snyder, C. Ni, G. Law, E.I. Solomon, K.N. Raymond; New Insights into Structure and Luminescence of Eu(III) and Sm(III) Complexes of the 3,4,3-Li(1,2-HOPO) Ligand, 2015 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, 2816−2819.
  • L.J. Daumann, G. Schenk, D.L. Ollis, L.R. Gahan; Spectroscopic and mechanistic studies of dinuclear metallohydrolases and their biomimetic complexes, Dalton Transactions, 2014 ,43, 910-928.
  • L.J. Daumann, J.A. Larrabee, D. Ollis, G. Schenk, L.R. Gahan; Immobilization of the enzyme GpdQ on magnetite nanoparticles for organophosphate pesticide bioremediation, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2014, 131, 1–7.
  • L.J. Daumann, P. Comba, J. Larrabee, R. Stranger, G. Cavigliasso, G. Schenk, L.R. Gahan; Synthesis, Magnetic Properties and Phosphoesterase Activity of Binuclear Cobalt(II) Complexes, Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 2029-2043.