Prof. Dmitry Katayev


Dmitry Katayev studied at D. I. Mendeleev University of Technology (Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)) where he obtained his MSc in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 2008. He received his doctorate degree in the group of Prof. E. P. Kündig at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). 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 later awarded the SNSF Ambizione grant and the Holcim Stiftung, which allowed him to launch his independent research at ETH Zürich in mid of 2017.

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. Shortly after, in October 2022, he joined the University of Bern (UNIBE) as an Assistant Professor with Tenure Track in Organic Chemistry.

Selected Awards 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