Group Leader



Dr. Christoph Hirschhäuser

Christoph has studied Chemistry in Cologne. There he also received his PhD after working in the group of Professor Schmalz on the synthesis of iron-containing nucleoside analogues. After that he went to Bristol, where he worked as a postdoc in the group of Professor Gallagher on natural product synthesis and later for AstraZeneca.

In 2012 he came to Essen where he became a permanent employee (Akad. Rat.) in 2014.

Room: S07 S04 C49
Phone: +49 201 183 3208

PhD Students


Sujenth Kirupakaran (M. Sc.)

Sujenth received his Master´s degree in Chemistry from the University of Münster, where he worked in the group of Professor Gilmour. After that he started to pursue a PhD in our group. Since August 2017 he is working on new ways to make carbohydrates from C1-building blocks.


"A Complementary Toolbox of Iterative Methods for the Stereo­selective Synthesis of Heteroatom-Rich Motives from C1-Building Blocks"; S. Kirupakaran, H.-G. Korth, C. Hirschhäuser*, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 2307-2322.


Room: S07 S04 C17
Phone: +49 201 183 6216


Kevin Bojaryn

Kevin Bojaryn (M. Sc.)

Kevin joined the group for his Bachelor´s thesis and afterwards decided to stay for some more work on new methods for diastereoselektively making glycols and alkenes from boronates.

In his Master´s thesis he investigates new routes towards highly substituted alkenes.


"Iterative Synthesis of Alkenes by Insertion of Lithiated Epoxides into Boronic Esters"; K. Bojaryn, S. Fritsch, C. Hirschhäuser*, Organic Letters, 2019, doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00517.

"Ambient-Pressure Asymmetric Preparation of S,S-DICHED, a C2-Symmetrical Director for Matteson Reactions"; K. Bojaryn, C. Hoffmann, F. R. Struth, C. Hirschhäuser*, Synlett, 2018, 29, 1092-1094.
This article was highlighted on the Thieme Chemistry homepage.

Room: S07 S04 D25



Stefan Fritsch

Christoph Vonnemann

Chris Hoffmann

Kathrin Kostka

Kristina Helbig

Stefan Fritsch

Valeria Terehina

Jan Balszuweit

Inga Stratmann

Sascha Lazarevic

Robin Struth