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Christopher J. Teskey carried out his undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and then, in 2012, began his PhD with Prof. Michael F. Greaney at the University of Manchester. After graduating in 2016, he was awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship to stay at the University of Manchester for a further year. Following this, in 2017 he moved to the University of Vienna, Austria to take up a postdoctoral researcher position in the group of Prof. Nuno Maulide as a Lise Meitner Research Fellow of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund). From March 2019, he has been a Junior Research Group Leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen, Germany funded by a Liebig Fellowship from the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.

  • Junior Research Group Leader, RWTH Aachen 2019-

  • Postdoc (Prof Nuno Maulide), University of Vienna, 2017-2019

  • EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, University of Manchester, 2016-2017

  • PhD (Prof Michael F. Greaney), University of Manchester 2012-2016

  • Bachelor of Arts & Master of Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2008-2012


  • DFG Heisenberg Programme - admitted in May 2023

  • Exploration Grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung

  • DFG Research Grant "Combining Proton-Reduction and Photoredox Catalysis for Heterocycle Functionalization"

  • DFG Research Grant "Photocontrolled cobalt hydride catalysis"

  • Liebig Fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

  • Lise Meitner Fellowship from the FWF (Austrian Science Fund)

  • Doctoral Prize Fellowship from the EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, UK)


  • Karl-Ziegler-Förderpreis 2023

  • ADUC Prize 2022

  • Thieme Journal Awardee 2020

  • Young Researcher Award - MSE Profile Area (RWTH Aachen)

  • 5th UK-Japanese Symposium on Asymmetric Catalysis - first place poster prize

  • 3rd National Retrosynthesis Competition - finalist

  • RSC North-West Organic Division Regional Symposium poster prize 

  • 2nd National Retrosynthesis Competition - 3rd place

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