About us

Supervisors

Prof. Franziska Schoenebeck

🇩🇪 RWTH Aachen University

🎓 Resume
Franziska Schoenebeck studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, from 2001 to 2004, before she undertook her PhD in synthetic organic chemistry in the group of Prof. John A. Murphy in Glasgow, UK. In 2008, she moved to California to work with Prof. K. N. Houk at UCLA, where she was involved in computational studies of organic reactivity. In 2010, she joined the faculty of the ETH Zürich as an Assistant Professor. In 2013, she was appointed Associate Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University and promoted to Full Professor in 2016.

She has over 80 publications in international journals and more than 120 invited lectures at conferences and awards.

🏆 Awards and distinctions
2020-2025: ERC consolidator Grant
2020: EROS Best Reagent Award
2015-2020: ERC starting Grant
2014: Dozentenpreis of the German Chemical Industry Fund
2014: ORCHEM Prize by the German Chemical Society
2014: Marcial Moreno Lectureship by the Spanish Royal Chemistry Society
2014: JPOC Award for Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry
2012: ADUC Prize

🔍 Research Interest
Research in the Schoenebeck group is based at the interface of synthetic organic, mechanistic and computational chemistry with a strong emphasis in homogeneous metal catalysis. There is a strong interest in understanding reactivity and mechanisms, ultimately seeking the design of new catalysts and the development of novel applications in organic, bioorganic and materials chemistry. The group combines the use of computational and experimental chemistry tools to tackle the origins of chemical phenomena at the molecular level.

⚙️ Project in CHAIR
#3 Rationally designed C-H functionalization

About us

Supervisors

Prof. Franziska Schoenebeck

🇩🇪 RWTH Aachen University

🎓 Resume
Franziska Schoenebeck studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, from 2001 to 2004, before she undertook her PhD in synthetic organic chemistry in the group of Prof. John A. Murphy in Glasgow, UK. In 2008, she moved to California to work with Prof. K. N. Houk at UCLA, where she was involved in computational studies of organic reactivity. In 2010, she joined the faculty of the ETH Zürich as an Assistant Professor. In 2013, she was appointed Associate Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University and promoted to Full Professor in 2016.

She has over 80 publications in international journals and more than 120 invited lectures at conferences and awards.

🏆 Awards and distinctions
2020-2025: ERC consolidator Grant
2020: EROS Best Reagent Award
2015-2020: ERC starting Grant
2014: Dozentenpreis of the German Chemical Industry Fund
2014: ORCHEM Prize by the German Chemical Society
2014: Marcial Moreno Lectureship by the Spanish Royal Chemistry Society
2014: JPOC Award for Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry
2012: ADUC Prize

🔍 Research Interest
Research in the Schoenebeck group is based at the interface of synthetic organic, mechanistic and computational chemistry with a strong emphasis in homogeneous metal catalysis. There is a strong interest in understanding reactivity and mechanisms, ultimately seeking the design of new catalysts and the development of novel applications in organic, bioorganic and materials chemistry. The group combines the use of computational and experimental chemistry tools to tackle the origins of chemical phenomena at the molecular level.

⚙️ Project in CHAIR
#3 Rationally designed C-H functionalization