Department of Chemistry  (» Postal address)

Prof. Dr. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt

Institute of Chemistry
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9 - 11
26129 Oldenburg


Tel.: +49(441)798-3660
Fax: +49(441)798-3352
Raum: W3-3-354

Curriculum Vitae

born 1975 Schiedam (the Netherlands)


1993 – 1999
MSc: Chemical Technology and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Thesis: “Cu-mediated radical polymerization” (with Prof. Dr. A. German)

1999 - 2003
Ph.D.: Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Promotors: Prof. Dr. D. Vogt, Prof. Dr. D.J. Cole-Hamilton (St. Andrews, Scotland)
Area: Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis
Thesis: “Versatile Phosphorus Ligands: Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis”

Early Career

2004 – 2005
Postdoctoral Researcher: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA 
Advisor: Prof. Dr. T.B. Rauchfuss
Area: Bio-Inorganic Chemistry of Iron-containing Metalloenzymes, specifically the Fe-only Hydrogenase Active Site.

2005 –2007
Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow: Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
Advisor: Prof. Dr. F. Meyer
Area: Synthesis, Organometallic Chemistry and Magnetochemistry with Oligonuclear Complexes based on Dinucleating Pyrazolate Ligands.

2007 –2008
Independent Researcher: (VENI-grantee) Eindhoven University of Technology
Host: prof.dr. D. Vogt
Project: Toward Selective Organometallic Mediated Amination of Alkenes with Ammonia. (3 year funding from NWO-Chemical Sciences)

Academic Positions

Oct 2008 – Sep 2011
Assistant Professor University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Group leader: Prof. Dr. J.N.H. Reek
Topics: Bioinspired Sustainable Catalysis, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Small Molecule Activation, Reactive Ligand Design, Homogeneous CataIysis, Photocatalysis

Oct 2012 – Sep 2017
Assistant Professor (with tenure) University of Amsterdam

Oct 2017 – Mar 2020
Associate Professor (with ius promovendi) University of Amsterdam

Oct 2019
Offer Chair Inorganic Chemistry (W3) Bergische Universität Wuppertal (declined)

Apr 2020 –
University Professor Inorganic Chemistry (W2) Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Research Interests and Activities

Molecular inorganic chemistry: Reactive and redox-active ligand designs; Transition metal coordination chemistry and bioinspired catalysis; New strategies for small molecule activation; Synthesis and reactivity of multinuclear architectures; Main group chemistry with emphasis on phosphorus chemistry: Radical chemistry; Controlled proton- and electron transfer; Sustainable chemistry for a circular economy


To contribute to scientific progress through research, mentoring and teaching with passion and dedication

Teaching duties

che105 - General and Inorganic Chemistry for BSc Chemistry Students and BSc Chemistry Teaching Students

che440 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

BSc and MSc final theses


  • Royal Dutch Chemical Association (KNCV)
  • German Chemistry Association (GDCh)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member, NWO-CW Section 'Coordination Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis'
  • Member, NWO-CW Section "Design and Synthesis"
  • Member, Holland Research School Molecular Sciences (HRSMC)
  • Member, EU COST action 'PhoSciNet'
  • Member, Dutch Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK)
  • Member, National ResearchSchool Combination - Catalysis (NRSC-C)
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