Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Gymnasium (grammar school) in Linz, Austria

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied chemistry (Diplom degree) at Dortmund University of Technology, Germany, and King's College, London, UK

  • 1998 – 2002
    Doctorate from Dortmund University of Technology, organometallic chemistry

  • 2002 – 2005
    Began work on Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), University of Leipzig, Institute of Analytical Chemistry

  • Since 2005
    At Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 2010
    Completed Habilitation, venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in organic chemistry

  • 2010
    Offer of a W3 professorship in Instrumental Analytics at the University of Bremen, Germany (to succeed Prof. Leibfritz) and retention offer from Darmstadt University of Technology

  • Since 2011
    W3 professor of organic structural analytics at Darmstadt University of Technology

Selected publications

  • Thiele, C.M., Berger, S.: Probing the Diastereotopicity of Methylene Protons in Strychnine Using Residual Dipolar Couplings. In: Org. Lett. 5, 2003. pp. 705-708.

  • Thiele, C.M. et al.: Determination of the relative configuration of a five-membered ring compound using RDCs. In: Angew. Chem. 118, 2006. pp. 4566-4571 and in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 2006. pp. 4455-4460.

  • Thiele, C.M.: Residual Dipolar Couplings (RDCs) in Organic Structure Determination. In: Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008. pp. 5673-5685.

  • Marx, A., Thiele, C.M.: Orientational properties of PBLG: Influence of molecular weight and solvent on order parameters of the solute. In: Chem. Eur. J. 15, 2009. pp. 254-260.

  • Böttcher, B. et al.: Determination of the Conformation of the Key Intermediate in an Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution from Residual Dipolar Couplings. In: Angew. Chem. 122, 2010. pp. 210-214 and in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 2010. pp. 205-209.

Selected projects

  • See publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the executive committee, Magnetic Resonance section of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), since 2009

  • Member of the GDCh selections committee for the RISE programme, conference organisation, since 2009

  • Programme chair of SMASH 2011

  • Scientific committee of EUROMAR, 2011

  • Scientific committee for the Discussion Meeting of the Magnetic Resonance section, GDCh, 2006 and 2009

  • Scientific committee of the SMASH NMR Conference, 2006

  • Selections committee for the Ernst Prize, 2003

  • Scientific committee for the Sino–German Frontiers of Science Meeting 2010


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