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Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley, FRSC

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Chemie und Biochemie

Prof. Christoph A. Schalley

Prof. Christoph A. Schalley
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Professor of Organic Chemistry

Takustr. 3
Room 32.05
14195 Berlin
M.A. Silke Benndorf
+49-(0)30-838-64398 (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)
- excellence in teaching award, FU Berlin (2008)
- excellence in teaching award for the study commission, FU Berlin (2013)
- excellence in teaching award, FU Berlin (2014)
- fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
- excellence in teaching award, FU Berlin (2017)
- 100 talents prize of Shaanxi province, China (2017)
- central teaching award of FU Berlin (2017)


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