Research Interests

Research interests include the development and simplification of synthetic catalytic methodology and technology and their application to the synthesis of diverse functional natural and unnatural molecules by applying new bio-, organo-, and metal catalysis concepts​.

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Doctor in Natural Sciences, ETH Zürich
  • Diploma in Chemistry; Technical University of Berlin

Professional Profile

  •  Professor of Chemical Science, Kaust
  • Chair and Full Professor, RWTH Aachen University
  • Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University


  • Highly cited researcher, 2019


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)