Emmy Noether Funds for Johannes Teichert

01 September 2017

Junior Research Group leader Johannes Teichert will be supported by the German Research Foundation within the framework of the Emmy Noether Program.

Prof. Dr. Johannes Teichert © Philipp Arnoldt

The chemist and junior professor Dr. Johannes Teichert will receive project funding from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) within the Emmy-Noether Program. His research group will receive nearly 750.000 Euro in funding over the next five years.

With the Emmy Noether program the German Research Foundation aims to pave the way for excellent young scientists‘ early independent scientific work and qualification as professors. Prerequisites are an excellent research project and substantial international research experience among others.

Prof. Dr. Johannes Teichert (37) has been a member of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat since 2014. In his research he deals with sustainable catalytic reactions. They are currently one of the great challenges in synthetic chemistry and an important feature in the increasingly important field of Green Chemistry.

The goal is to synthesize new chemical compounds with less - or ideally no - environmental impacts. By using molecular hydrogen (dihydrogen, H2) important synthetic building blocks are to be made available for organic chemistry with minimal waste production. Thus, Johannes Teichert’s research within his future Emmy-Noether group has the potential to make a decisive contribution in the development of sustainable synthesizing methods.

Members of Prof. Teichert's junior research group © UniCat / Jacek Ruta

Johannes Teichert studied chemistry in Marburg and Toulouse. He received his doctorate degree with Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands). After holding a postdoctoral position at ETH Zurich he joined UniCat professor Martin Oestreich on a Liebig scholarship.

In 2014 he became a member of the Cluster of Excellence UniCat as junior research group leader. Since 2016 he has been a junior professor at TU Berlin’s chemistry institute. Throughout his career Johannes Teichert has received several prizes and scholarships, among them the prestigious Liebig scholarship by the German Fund of the chemical industry (VCI) and a fellowship of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.