Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley, FRSC

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Chemie und Biochemie

Professor of Organic Chemistry

Prof. Christoph A. Schalley
Prof. Christoph A. Schalley
AddressTakustr. 3
Room 32.05
14195 Berlin
OfficeCarin Kietzmann
Telephone+49-(0)30-838-55159 (office) +49-(0)30-838-52639 (direct)

Curriculum Vitae

03/1968 born in Krefeld/Germany
10/1988 - 01/1994 chemistry studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the Technische Universität Berlin
04/1993 - 01/1994 diploma thesis on the "Metal-Mediated CH and CC Activation of Cyclopropylketones in the Gas Phase" in the Schwarz group at Technische Universität Berlin
01/1994 - 04/1997 Ph. D. thesis with Helmut Schwarz on the "Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry of Peroxides"
04/1997 - 12/1997 research associate with Helmut Schwarz, work on neutralization-reionization mass spectrometry and on spin-forbidden reactions of small molecules and ions
01/1998 - 06/1999 postdoc in the group of Julius Rebek at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla/CA
07/1999 - 07/2003 habilitation at the Kekulé-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie der Universität Bonn as Liebig fellow of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
08/2003 - 09/2005 Privatdozent (Senior Lecturer) at the Kekulé-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie at the University of Bonn
10/2003 - 09/2004 substitute professor for the vacant C3 professor position Prof. Bräse at the University of Bonn
07/2005 call for a professor position for Organic Chemistry at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg (declined)
since 10/2005 professor for Organic Chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin
01/2017 - 12/2019

Adjunct Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an/China


Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Hiroshima, Hiroshima/Japan

honors and awards

fellowship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (1990-1994)
Schering award (1998)
postdoc fellowship, Leopoldina, Halle/Saale (1998-1999)
Liebig fellowship, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (1999-2002)
Heisenberg fellowship, DFG (2004-2005)
Dozentenstipendium, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (2004-2008)
Mattauch-Herzog award, DGMS (2006)
good teaching award, FU Berlin (2008)
good teaching award for the study commission, FU Berlin (2013)
good teaching award, FU Berlin (2014)
fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)


Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) 
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie (DGMS)