The Thiele group

Prof. Dr. Christina Thiele


work +49 6151 16-21830
fax +49 6151 16-21828

Work L2|07 7
Peter-Grünberg-Str. 16
64287 Darmstadt

ORCiD: 0000-0001-7876-536X

ResearcherID: Y-2299-2019

Office hours: Wednesday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


1993 Final Secondary School Examination, Bundesrealgymnasium Auhof, Linz, Austria
1993 – 1998 Study of Chemistry, University of Dortmund, Dortmund
01/98 – 08/98 Diploma thesis (natural product synthesis), Department of Chemistry, King's College, London, UK (with Prof. K. Jones)
1998 – 2002 Ph. D. thesis (organometallic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy), Graduation date: February 8th, 2002; Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Dortmund, Dortmund (with Prof. T. N. Mitchell)
04/2002 – 10/2005 independent research activity (NMR-spectroscopic structure determination of organic molecules), Institute for Analytical Chemistry of Leipzig University, Leipzig (with Prof. Dr. S. Berger)
10/2005 – 03/2011 continuation of independent research activities (NMR spectroscopy), Clemens-Schöpf-Institut at TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, (with Prof. M. Reggelin)
05/07 – 07/07 teaching appointment, University of Dortmund, Dortmund
2010 call for full professorship in analytical chemistry, University of Bremen (declined) and offer from TU Darmstadt (accepted)
since 04/2011 W3 professorship for organic structure elucidation, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt
summer 2015 Sabbatical stay, Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
summer 2019 Sabbatical stay, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, as a fellow of the Wenner Gren Foundation

Diploma thesis

Title Approach to the Synthesis of a Difluorinated Analogue of Coelenterazine
Group Prof. K. Jones
Place King's College, London


Title Hydrostannierung funktionalisierter Alkine mit gemischten Zinnhalogenidhydriden, Klärung von Struktur und Mechanismus mittels NMR-Spektroskopie
Group Prof. Dr. T. N. Mitchell
Place Universität Dortmund


Title Residuale Dipolare Kopplungen (RDCs) als neuartige NMR-Parameter in der Strukturaufklärung organischer Verbindungen
Mentor Prof. Dr. M. Reggelin
Place TU Darmstadt

Member of (scientific) Boards

2003 Committee for the Ernst Award 2003
2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Member of the scientific committee of the Discussion Meeting of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Division (FGMR) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
2006, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 Member of the scientific committee of SMASH
2009 – 2016 Member of the board of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Division (FGMR) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
2009 Member of the GDCh selection committee of the RISE program
2010 Organizing committee for the Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Meeting 2010
2011, 2014, 2017 Member of the scientific committee of EUROMAR
2011 Program Chair of SMASH
2012 – 2021 Elected member of the organizing committee of SMASH (emeritus status)
2012 – 2020 Director of the NMR-Zentrum Darmstadt
2012 Board of the scientific committee for the Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Meeting 2012
2013 – 2016 Chairwoman of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (FG NMR) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
01/2013 – 01/2018 Member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), currently YAE Alumnus
04/2013 – 03/2014 Chairwoman of the Division Darmstadt of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
07/2014 – 12/2020 EUROMAR Board of Trustees
since 07/2014 Ampere Committee
2015 Member of the scientific committee of ISMAR
09/2015 Conference Chair and local organizer of the GDCh FGMR 37th Annual Discussion Meeting (joint conference with the NMR DG and EPR Society UK)
since 01/2016 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance
since 11/2016 Member of a IUPAC task group to review the reporting and storage of NMR data
2017-2023 Member of the FiF commission (FiF: Forum for interdisciplinary research) of the Technische Universität Darmstadt
since 01/2018 Member of the ISMAR Council
2019 Organization of the “Heraeus Seminar on Physical Organic Chemistry: Recent developments in instrumentation, structure, theory, and mechanisms” (together with Prof. P. R. Schreiner)
since 2020 Member of the scientific advisory council of the Technische Universität Darmstadt
since 01/2021 Member of the commission of the Heilbronner-Hückel lecture
since 03/2021 Vice President of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)