Jan J. Weigand obtained his diploma in chemistry in 2002 and his Dr. rer nat. in 2005 from the LMU in Munich. He was awarded in 2005 with the Bavarian culture prize and obtained a Lynen Scholarship from the AvH foundation for postdoctoral research at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada). He returned to Germany with a “Lynen Return Fellowship” and started his habilitation at the WWU Münster end of 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Hahn. He was awarded shortly after with the Liebig scholarship of the FCI which allowed him in 2008 to start his independent career. In April 2010 he became fellow of the very prestigious Emmy Noether research program awarded by the DFG and obtained recently the Wöhler research award for young scientist. Very recently, in July 2012, he also obtained from the EC (European council) an “ERC starting grant” which additionally funds his research for another 5 years. Since 1.01.2013 he is Full-Professor at the TU University Dresden. His group is interested in multiply charged and neutral main group element compounds, their reactivities in synthesis and sustainable applications and inorganic coordination chemistry. Since 1.02.2015 he is professor for inorganic molecular chemistry at the TU Dresden and since this time he research focus now also includes industrial inorganic chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis.