The Team

Henry studied chemistry at the Philipps-University Marburg and the LMU Munich. After his diploma thesis with Paul Knochel he joined the group of François Diederich at the ETH Zurich for his Ph.D. There he worked on synthetic models for heme proteins. Henry then moved to The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla as a postdoctoral research fellow to pursue his interest in supramolecular self-assembly in the group of Julius Rebek, Jr. He started as an independent research group leader at the LMU Munich in 2011. Since April 2020 he is Chair of Organic Chemistry at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. His current research interests are centered on organic and physical organic chemistry and span the areas of photochemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and molecular machines.

Awards and Fellowships

2020 ERC Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council

2018 Research award of the Dr. Otto Röhm Gedächtnisstiftung

2018 Arnold-Sommerfeld Award of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

2017 Dr. Klaus Römer-Foundation Young Investigator Award

2017 Awarded “Best presentation of Early Career Researcher” at “Thinking the Unthinkable” GDCh Scientific Forum Chemistry 2017, Anniversary Congress GDCh – 150 years

2016 TCI Lecture Award at the 25. Nachwuchswissenschaftler-Symposium Bioorganische Chemie 2016

2014 Emmy Noether-Fellowship of the DFG (German Research Foundation)

2012 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

2011 Liebig Stipendium of the FCI (Fonds der chemischen Industrie)

2009 Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation)


Member of

the CHIROPTICS network – tailoring and characterizing chiroptical systems.

the Young Center (CASY) of the Center of Advanced Studies at the LMU

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker – GDCh


Funded by:

Corina England, secretary (Administrative office Chemikum)

Email: corina.england at

Phone: 09131-85-65590

Pamela Hampel, secretary (Personal assistant to Prof. H. Dube)

Email: pamela.hampel at

Phone: 09131-85-65570

Dr. Frank Hampel, Akad. Dir.

Email: frank.hampel at

Phone: 09131-85-65577

Dr. Alexander Scherer, Akad. ORat

Email: alexander.scherer at

Phone: 09131-85-65576

Dr. Pronay Biswas, Postdoc

Email: pronay.biswas at

Phone: 09131-85-65431


Dr. Ani Özcelik, Postdoc

Email: ani.oezcelik at

Phone: 09131-85-65446


Nicolai Bach, PhD student

Email: nicolai.bach at

Phone: 09131-85-65445


Frederik Gnannt, PhD Student

Email: frederick.gnannt at

Phone: 09131-85-65445


Verena Josef, PhD Student

Email: nena.josef at

Phone: 09131-85-65444


Fabien Kohl, PhD Student

Email: fabien.kohl at

Phone: 09131-85-65444


Laura Köttner, PhD Student

Email: laura.koettner at

Phone: 09131-85-65429


Benjamin Regen-Pregizer, PhD student

Email: benjamin.regen-pregizer at

Phone: 09131-85-65426


Maximilian Sacherer, PhD student

Email: maximilian.sacherer at

Phone: 09131-85-65426

Stefan Thumser, PhD student


Manuel Valentin, PhD Student

Email: manuel.valentin at

Phone: 09131-85-65446


Max Zitzmann, PhD student

Email: max.zitzmann at

Phone: 09131-85-65429


Lilli Reissenweber, master student

Email: lilli.reissenweber at

Phone: 09131-85-65426

Abigail Barnum, research intern


Julia Diemand, bachelor thesis

Wolfgang Donaubauer, mass spectrometry & X-ray

Pauline Laure Guedi, mass spectrometry & X-ray

Bernadette Hack, mass spectrometry

Elvis Nguyen, glassblower

Horst Mayer, mechanic

Bahram Saberi, glassblower

Holger Wohlfahrt, electrician