Katayev Group

Dmitry Katayev was born in Kaluga, Russia in 1986. He studied at D. I. Mendeleev University of Technology (Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)) earning a MSc in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the end of 2008. His Master thesis was a result of fruitful collaboration between Prof. Yu. N. Belokon’ (Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds (INEOS), Moscow) and Prof. M. Makosza (Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC), Poland Academy of Science, Warsaw). He received his doctorate degree in the group of Prof. E. P. Kündig at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in the end of 2012. Awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) fellowship, he joined the research group of Prof. L. J. Gooßen at TU Kaiserslautern (Germany) as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2015, he joined the group of Prof. A. Togni at ETH Zürich (Switzerland) under SNSF return fellowship. He was awarded the SNSF Ambizione grant as well as the Holcim Stiftung, and since 2017 he was a principal investigator at ETH Zürich. As a recipient of the SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Grant, he joined the Department of Chemistry of the University of Fribourg as an Assistant Professor early in 2021.