Sebastian Beil

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Dr. Sebastian B. Beil (he/him)

Assistant Professor in Electrochemical Synthesis and Catalysis


phone: +31 631921904

ORCID: 0000-0003-0373-3843

ResearcherID: W-5465-2019

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Sebastian was born in Kiel, Germany, where he studied Chemistry. His Bachelor’s Thesis was obtained at the University of Stockholm with Berit Olofsson (on hypervalent iodine chemistry) and Master’s Thesis with Anne Staubitz in Kiel (on conductive polymers). For his PhD he moved to Mainz and graduated in 2019 under the supervision of Siegfried R. Waldvogel on electroorganic transformations. As an internship student, he spent time with Phil S. Baran at Scripps Research in La Jolla to investigate highly reducing electrochemical conversions. After a first postdoc in the group of Max von Delius in Ulm working on synthetic carbon allotropes, he moved to Princeton University to work in the group of David MacMillan to develop new photoredox transformations. From May 2021 on, Sebastian accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Groningen.



Photochemistry and Photoredox catalysis (WMCH032-05)

Green Chemistry and Photochemistry (WBCH050-05)

Homogeneous Catalysis (WMCE010-05)


Inorganic and photochemistry (WBCH047-05)

Homogeneous Catalysis (WMCE010-05)

Molecules of Life (WBBY047-05)


  • since 2021

    Assistant Professor

    University of Groningen, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry

  • 2020-2021

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Princeton University, Merck Center for Catalysis

    Prof. Dr. David W. C. MacMillan

  • 2019-2020

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Ulm University, Institute of Organic Chemistry

    Prof. Dr. Max von Delius

  • 2015-2019

    PhD in Chemistry

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

    Prof. Dr. Siegfried R. Waldvogel

    Novel Studies on Molybdenum(V) Reagents (PhD Thesis, summa cum laude)

    Internship @ Scripps Research with Prof. Dr. Phil S. Baran

  • 2010-2015

    B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Chemistry

    Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

    Prof. Dr. Anne Staubitz

    Towards the Syntheses of Dinucleophiles on Aromatic Cycles (Master’s Thesis)

    Internship @ Stockholm University with Prof. Dr. Berit Olofsson

    Design and Syntheses of Unsymmetrical Diaryliodonium Salts for Novel Polymerization Reactions (Bachelor’s Thesis)

Awards and



Postdoctoral Fellowship by the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina


PhD Award by the Boehringer Ingelheim-Stiftung


Kekulé-Fellowship by the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)


Fellowship by the Graduate School of Excellence “MAterials science IN MainZ” (MAINZ)


Awarded with the Holsteiner Study Award 2015/2016 of the CAU Kiel


Awarded by the Department of Chemistry of the CAU Kiel: best B.Sc. Chem. degree 2013/2014


Fellowship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


Fellowship by the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Stiftung (German Chemical Society, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh)



Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)


Member of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging, KNCV)


Member of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Block Consortium (ARC CBBC)


Juniormember of the Gutenberg-Akademie (JGU Mainz).


Member of the Executive Committee of the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (Gutenberg Nachwuchskolleg, GNK, JGU Mainz).


Fellowship by the Graduate School of Excellence “MAterials science IN MainZ” (MAINZ)


Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)