10/2013 – to date Full Professor and Chair of Organic Synthesis
University of Vienna (AUT) ERC Starting Grantee since 2012
01/2009 – 09/2013 Max-Planck Research Group Leader Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim (GER)
Thesis: Catalytic Rearrangements as Tools for C-C Bond Formation.
10/2007 – 10/2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Stanford University, Department of Chemistry (USA) Advisor: Prof. Dr. Barry M. Trost
Project: Ruthenium-catalysed bond-forming reactions
09/2003 – 07/2007 Ph. D. in Chemical Sciences Université catholique de Louvain, Département de Chimie (BE) Advisor: Prof. Dr. István E. Markó
Thesis: Novel applications of functionalised orthoesters: towards the synthesis
of natural products.
09/2003 – 06/2004 Masters’ Degree in Chemical Sciences
(Summa cum Laude, ranked 1st out of 32 students) Ecole Polytechnique (FRA)/ Université catholique de Louvain (BE)
02/2003 – 08/2003 Erasmus Exchange Student Université catholique de Louvain (BE)
08/2002 – 01/2003 Trainee Clariant AG (CH)
09/1998 – 08/2003 B. Sc. /M. Sc. In Chemistry Instituto Superior Técnico (PT)

Fellowships, Scholarships, Lectureships and Awards
2015 EurJOC Young Researcher Award
2014 “Wiener Mut” prize of the City of Vienna
2013 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Preis
2012 Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award
2012 ADUC Jahrespreis of the GDCh (2011/2012)
2011 ERC Starting Grant
2010 Thieme Journals Award
2009 Member of the Global Young Faculty
2009 Appointed Max-Planck Research Group Leader by the Max-Planck
2007 – 2008 Post-Doctoral fellowship (awarded by the Portuguese Science
2007 Laureate of the DSM Awards in Science & Technology
2007 Roche Award
2006 1st prize at the Frühjahrssymposium 2006
2005 1st prize at the YoungChem 2005
2005 – 2007 FNRS doctoral fellowship – Aspirant FNRS status
2005 Lhoist R&D prize
2003 – 2005 FRIA doctoral fellowship
2002 – 2003 IAESTE fellowship
2003 Merit scolarship (awarded by Culturgest)
2003 ERASMUS scholarship
1999, 2000, 2001,2002 Merit diploma (awarded by Instituto Superior Técnico)
2000, 2001 Merit scolarship (awarded by the Rector of Universidade Técnica de

Publications: 60 peer-reviewed publications (November 2015), including 16 in Angew. Chem., 6 in J.
Am. Chem. Soc., 1 in Acc. Chem. Res., 2 in Chem. Sci., 2 in Chem.Commun.