Univ. Prof. Dr. Nuno Maulide

University of Vienna

 Anniversary brochure contribution by Nuno Maulide

Researcher's Profile

Research interests: 

  • Stereoselective synthesis of organic compounds
  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Redox-Neutral transformations
  • Atom-economy and bioinspired reactions


Career highlights:

  • Since 2021: Full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Since 2020: Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences
  • Since 2018: Adjunct PI at CeMM and Associate Editor Organic Letters; Board of Editors Organic Syntheses
  • Since 2013: Full Professor of Organic Synthesis, University of Vienna
  • Since 2013: ERC StG holder and since 2016 ERC CoG holder
  • 2009 – 2013 Max-Planck Research Group Leader and Max-Planck-Society Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Germany)
  • 2007 – 2008 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and FCT Scholar, Stanford University (USA). Advisor: Prof. Dr. Barry M. Trost
  • 2007 PhD degree in Chemistry, Université catholique de Louvain. Advisor: Prof. Dr. István E. Markó


Selected Grants and Awards:

  • Novartis Chemistry Lectureships 2020/21.
  • Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Organic Chemistry (2020)
  • Ignaz-R.-Lieben-Prize, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2019)
  • Scientist of the year in Austria (2019)
  • Springer Heterocyclic Chemistry Award (2018)
  • Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2018)
  • Marcial Moreno Lectureship, Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2017)
  • Elisabeth Lutz Award, Austrian Academy of Sciences (12/2016)
  • ERC Consolidator Grant (01/2016)
  • ERC Starting Grant (2011)
  • "Wiener Mut" Prize in the category "Science" (2014)
  • Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Preis of the DFG (2013)
  • Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award (2012)
  • ADUC Jahrespreis für Habilitanden (2011) 


Ongoing MolTag research projects as supervisor:

  • Yi XIAO: Development of novel fluorescent dyes and their application as probes to study biological processes

Completed projects as supervisor:

  • Christian KNITTL-FRANK: I.  Synthesis of Polyhydroxylated Triterpenoid; II. Synthesis of α-Arylated Carbonyl Compounds; finished 01/2024
  • Giovanni DI MAURO: Novel avenues in C-C bond-forming rearrangements, harnessing the power of cationic intermediates; finished 04/2022
  • Yong CHEN: Total Synthesis of Cicutoxin and FR252921 via a Unified Pericyclic Approach, finished 01/2019
  • Martin BERGER: Synthesis of Natural Products and Analogues by Directed C-H Activation and Unified Synthesis of Cicutoxin and Virol A via Electrocyclic Cyclobutene Ring Opening, finished 06/2019