• The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Marcus was born and raised in Saxony, Germany. He graduated from the University of Technology Chemnitz (TUC) (Diploma in Chemistry, equiv M.Sc.) and completed his PhD in the group of Prof. Heinrich Lang with summa cum laude in 2017 (Fonds Scholarship 2013-2015), having studied anionic phospho-Fries rearrangements at Ferrocene and application of the resulting chiral P,O-Ferrocenes as ligands in atropselective Suzuki-Miyaura C,C cross-coupling reactions. Marcus took a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the TUC and the MERGE center of excellence. He was awarded one of three prestigious Forrest Research Fellowships and moved to the University of Western Australia in 2019. His researches focuses on the activation of small molecules and functional groups using iron half-sandwich complexes.

Current projects


One PhD scholarship ($35,000 p.a., international applicants will receive a Scholarship for International Research Fees) You will be a part of a multidisciplinary team working within the Korb group to develop new catalysts for C,C cross-coupling catalysis. Training will be provided to the successful students in appropriate aspects of synthetic chemistry, including inert atmosphere techniques, and electrochemistry and on skills, interests and attributes.

To be eligible you will hold Honours degree (H1) or MSc in Chemistry or equivalent, with a substantial research project component, and appropriate English language skills.

 To apply please see the:


(If the "how to apply" button does not work, please forward your CV and a short letter of motivation directly to Dr Marcus Korb (marcus.korb@uwa.edu.au)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Inorganic Chemistry, Dr. rer. nat., Doctor of Chemistry, Chemnitz University of Technology

Award Date: 12 Sept 2017

Chemnistry, Diplom, Diplom-Chemist, Chemnitz University of Technology

Award Date: 13 Sept 2012


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