Dr. Chuanjie Loh (Charles)

Dr. Chuanjie Loh (Charles) or commonly known as Charles C. J. Loh in academic papers grew up in the tropical ever-green southeast asian island of Singapore. He completed his undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore and finished his honours year project at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (Singapore) in 2008. He attained his masters degree in Industrial Chemistry in a joint masters programme by the Technische Universität München and the National University of Singapore in 2010.

He then commenced his doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Dieter Enders at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) in the area of merging organocatalysis and transition metal catalysis, and organocatalytic domino reactions. He successfully defended his doctoral thesis (Summa Cum Laude) and was decorated with the Borschers Plakette for outstanding performance in his doctoral studies in 2014. In the same year, he was awarded the Deutscheforschungsgemeinschaft (DFG or German Research Society) Postdoctoral Fellowship for postdoctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Mark Lautens at the University of Toronto (Canada), in the field of rhodium catalyzed asymmetric ring opening reactions between 2014-2016. He was also a regular Synfacts (Thieme Verlag) contributor providing latest highlights of frontier transition metals catalysis research (2014-2015).

Currently, Charles is a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology and a regular teaching faculty of bioorganic chemistry/chemical biology courses at the TU Dortmund (Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology).

For more information on our group's research interest, click on the research interest page.


2014-2016     Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

2010-13         PhD in Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University (Summa Cum Laude), Aachen (Germany).

2008-10         Master of Science (Industrial Chemistry), Technische Universität München and National University of Singapore

2004-08         Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Chemistry, 1st Class Honours) National University of Singapore (Singapore)


2021-2024       Plus 3 Perspectives Programme of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation.

2019                Positive evaluation of the Liebig Fellowship (External evaluation panel)

2016-now        Liebig fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (External evaluation panel)

2014-2016       German research foundation (DFG) post-doctoral fellowship (External evaluation panel)

2014                Borschers Plakatte, RWTH Aachen University (For excellence in PhD, summa cum laude)

2012                ORCHEM 2012 poster prize

2009                Ang Kok Peng Memorial Award, National University of Singapore

2008                Singapore National Academy of Science Book Prize

2008                Chartered Semiconductor Gold Medal (2008)

2006                Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Book Prize

2006                Ang Kok Peng Memorial Award, National University of Singapore

2006                DUO Singapore Exchange fellowship (Germany)

2005                DAAD Scholarship (2005, for language exchange in Germany)

2005                Sugar Industry of Singapore Book Prize (2005)

2005                Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Book Prize

2004-2008       National University of Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship (Full tuition fees coverage)