Peter was born in Nagold, Germany. He started studying chemistry at the University of Tübingen in 2007 and obtained his Diploma under the supervision of Prof. Boris J. Nachtsheim in 2012. Fascinated by Iodine-mediated reactions and hypervalent iodine compounds Peter carried out his doctoral studies in the same group finishing his PhD in June 2016. Since July 2016, Peter is a postdoctoral scholar of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in the Sarpong group working on the total synthesis of diterpenoids and diterpenoid alkaloids.
Email:peter.finkbeiner at berkeley dot edu