René Michael Königs


Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

René Michael Königs

Organic Chemistry Teaching and Research Area


Building: 2109

Room: 003

Melatener Straße 20

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 91559


Since May 2022 Professor at RWTH Aachen University
October 2015 to Apr 2022 Juniorprofessor at RWTH Aachen University
Mai 2013 to October 2015 Head of laboratory at Grünenthal GmbH
November 2011 to April 2013 Post-Doc at Grünenthal GmbH
2008 to 2011

PhD thesis at RWTH Aachen University in the group of Prof. Dr. Magnus Rueping

2002 to 2008 Chemistry studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main



2021 FAMOS award of RWTH Aachen University
2021 Teaching award of the Fachschaft Chemie
2019 Price of the Dr. Otto Roehm Foundation
2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Exploration Grant
2016 Thieme Journal Award
2016 RWTH Start-Up
2016 Sachkostenzuschuss of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie"
2011 Borcher's medal of the RWTH Aachen University
2011 Scholarship of the German Chemical Society (GdCH), Division: Sustainable Chemistry for the participation at the 15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
2010 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service for the participation at the 240th National Symposium
2008 - 2010 Chemiefonds Scholarship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
2008 Henkel award (best diploma in chemistry at the Goethe-University)
2005-2007 Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2005 Dr. Alfred-Hloch award (best intermediate-diploma in chemistry at the Goethe-University)
2002-2005 Jubiläumsstipendium of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for Undergraduates