May 2021

Our Minireview on using light to modify selectivity of transition metal catalysed processes is now online at Angewandte! Congratulations to Danijela and Enrico for their hard work.

Great news as Danijela is awarded a scholarship from the RWTH for her PhD thesis! Many congratulations - it is very well deserved.

Joel Reuleaux finishes his master thesis and has his defence. Best of luck for the future! Meanwhile, welcome to Melissa Hohenadel who joins us for her bachelor thesis. 

March 2021

Chris presents some of the groups work at his first Chemiedozententagung. Great experience even on the online platform! Looking forward to the next one hopefully being in person.

We also said goodbye to our internship student, Yi-Kai Chen, who heads back to Taiwan. Thanks for all of your hard work! Hopefully see you again soon.

January 2021

Happy New Year to everyone! Chris was delighted to contribute to a C&En News article on some recent work from the Chirik group. Great to see light-switchable mechanisms receiving more attention - an exciting area to be working in!


November 2020

Chris's "After the Paper" blog post describing his journey since the publication of a paper from his postdoc can now be found online here.

October 2020

Two new members join the group. Danijela Lunic will begin her PhD and Joel Reuleaux his Master Thesis. Good luck to both and have fun with your chemistry!

Some new equipment arrives - the group is excited to try out our PhotoRedOx Box and the new light bulbs!

September 2020

Congratulations to group alumnus Frédéric Beltran who begins a postdoctoral position with Prof David Procter at the University of Manchester. We welcome Victor Mayerhofer for a Masters Internship in the group.

August 2020

The second paper from the group is accepted for publication in Angew. Chem.! Congratulations Frédéric, Enrico and Ignacio!

July 2020

May 2020

A paper from Chris's postdoc time in Vienna is accepted for publication in Angew. Chem.!

After a period of COVID-19-enforced absence from the lab, we are back doing research with some extra precautions. We welcome Christopher Weike who joins us for his Bachelor Thesis!

February 2020

The first paper of the group is accepted for publication in Chemistry A European Journal. Congratulations to Enrico and Frédéric for all of their hard work!

January 2020

The group attends the New Year Symposium at the IOC here in Aachen. Enrico presents a poster and gives a flash talk!


December 2019

The first work from our group is now on ChemRxiv!

Chris is a Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee for 2020!

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

Chris is awarded a Young Researcher Award from the MSE profile area at RWTH Aachen.

Work from Chris's postdoc period in Vienna is accepted for publication in JACS!

Sarah Esser joins the group for a master's internship. Welcome!

Sascha Bindßus joins the group as an apprentice. Welcome!

The group joins the Schoenebeck group for a summer BBQ at the institute.

April 2019

Frédéric Beltran and Enrico Bergamaschi join the group as the first postdoc and PhD student respectively. Good luck with your chemistry and have fun!

March 2019

Chris is awarded a Liebig Fellowship