Director of the Institute
Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm
Tel.: +49 (0)241 8094675

  Head of Teaching / Academic Co-ordinator
Dr. Michael Meske
Tel.: +49 (0)241 8094694

  Head of the Administration
Dr. Gunter Geibel
Tel.: +49 (0)241 8094685





  May 2020

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. René Königs was awarded with the research prize of the Dr.-Otto-Roehm-Gedaechtsnisstiftung.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm received the "Famos für Familie 2020" prize. The award letter reads: "This prize is awarded to executive personnel who have made a special contribution to family-friendly personnel management and who make it possible to reconcile family, care and career in an exemplary manner."

  April 2020

Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck was awarded the EROS Best Reagent Award 2020 for her group's work with tetramethylammonium trifluoromethanethiolate.

  January 2020

Mr. Marvin Mendel, doctoral student in the Schoenebeck group, won the "Ehrenamtspreis der Stadt Aachen" for volunteer work (Hêvî e.V.) to help students with less priviliged backgrounds. Marvin also won the Procter & Gamble prize for graduating top of the year in chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University.

  November 2019
  We are pleased to announce that both Dr. Chris Teskey and Dr. José Hernández received an „MSE Researcher Award 2019“ by the RWTH profile area „Molecular Science & Engineering“. Congratulations!
  September 2019
  The Schoenebeck group reports a straightforward access to N-trifluoromethyl amides, carbamates, thiocarbamates and ureas in Nature (Nature 2019, 573, 102).  For press coverage, see: Nature's "News & Views" (Nature 2019, 573, 37) and C&En News (Vol 97, Issue 35).
  July 2019
  Congratulations to Thomas Scattolin from the Schoenebeck group who is one of the 45 finalists for the 2019 Reaxys PhD Prize. More than 360 applications were received from chemistry researchers from all over the world. Thomas was selected for his work "Efficient Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl Amines through a Formal Umpolung Strategy from the Bench-Stable Precursor (Me4N)SCF3" which was published in Angewandte Chemie.
  June 2019

Dieter Enders, 1946 – 2019

We are very sad to inform you that our colleague, outstanding scientist and dear friend, Professor Dieter Enders passed away on Saturday, 29th June. Prof. Enders was a giant in the field of chemistry and made an equally deep impact at the RWTH Aachen University, where he had been Professor since 1985.

  February 2019
  The Schoenebeck group reports "E-Olefins through intramolecular radical relocation" in Science. (
  Prof. Schoenebeck has been appointed as Editor at the Thieme journal Synthesis



Institute of Organic Chemistry

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RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Organic Chemistry
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52074 Aachen

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