IOCB / Industrial organic chemistry and biotechnology


Harald Gröger research group

Curriculum vitae

1988 - 1994 Studies in chemistry (Diploma) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and University of Oldenburg
1994 - 1997 Doctoral Thesis at the University of Oldenburg in the research group of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martens
1997 - 1998 Post-Doc researcher at the University of Tokyo at the research group of Prof. Dr. Masakatsu Shibasaki
1998 - 2001 Head of laboratory in chemical research of the business unit "Specialty and Fine Chemicals" of SKW Trostberg AG and Degussa AG (after merger in 02/2001)
2001 - 2003 Project Manager in the Project House Biotechnology of Degussa AG
2003 - 2006 Senior Project Manager at the Service Center Biocatalysis of Degussa AG
2006 - 2011 W2-Professor for Organic Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
since 4/2011 W3-Professor for Organic Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld
Harald Gröger


1996 Scholarship of the Heinz-Neumüller-Stiftung
1997 Scholarship of the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST)
2003 Degussa Innovation Award 2003 in the Category "New Products"
2005 Final Round at the "Innovation Award of the German Industry 2004"
2005 Degussa Innovation Award 2005 in the Category "New or Improved Processes"
2007 Thieme-Journal-Prize 2007
2008 Carl-Duisberg-Memorial Prize 2008 from the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
2012 "Centre in Green Chemistry and Catalysis-Lecturer 2013-2014" at University of Montreal and McGill University / Canada
2014 Otto Roelen Medal 2014 from DECHEMA and the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS)
2014 Visiting Professorship at Osaka University / Japan
2018 "Annual Lecture of the Biotechnology Research Center" at Toyama Prefectural University / Japan