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).
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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)
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
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)