Professor Tõnis Kanger
Professor Tõnis Kanger is the Dean of TalTech School of Science and Professor of Organic Synthesis at the Department of Chemistry & Biotechnology. His scientific interests include asymmetric synthesis, atom- and step-efficient synthetic methods, multicomponent and cascade reactions, and catalysis, in particular, asymmetric organocatalysis. Prof Kanger graduated from the University of Tartu, obtained his PhD from the Estonian Academy of Sciences Institute of Chemistry and had a productive postdoctoral stay with Prof Alexandre Alexakis at Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris 6). He is the author of over 80 articles (h-index = 20; cited over 1500 times) and was awarded the Scientific Award of Republic of Estonia (2004) and National Science Prize of Republic of Estonia in Chemistry & Molecular Biology (2016).