About Prof. DMITRY KATAYEV
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 there awarded the SNSF Ambizione grant as well as the Holcim Stiftung, and starting 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 in early 2021. Since October 1st, 2022, he joined as an Assistant Professor with a Tenure Track in Organic Chemistry at the University of Bern.
AWARD AND HONORS
2021 – JSP Fellowship (JSP – Bürgenstock)
2021 – Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2020 – Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship
2020 – Holcim Stiftung Foundation
2019 – Spark Award top 20 (ETH Zürich)
2019 – Leopold Ružička-Preis
2017 – SNSF Ambizione Grant
2014 – SNSF Return Grant to Switzerland
2013 – Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship
2012 – SNSF Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship
2011 – SCNAT/SCS Chemistry Travel Award
2010 – Societe Academique de Geneve Travel Award