Paweł Dydio

Pawel Dydio



  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Maître de Conférences Associé) and Director of Laboratoire des Systèmes Complexes en Synthèse et Catalyse, Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université de Strasbourg (From August 2016-)
  • NWO Rubicon postdoctoral fellow (June 2014 – June 2016) and LBNL postdoctoral fellow (February 2014 – June 2014) at the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA, with Prof. Dr. John F. Hartwig (February 2014 – June 2016)
  • NRSCC Doctoral scholar at HIMS, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with Prof. Dr. J. N. H. Reek (July 2009 – June 2013)
  • Predoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, PAS, Warsaw, Poland, with Prof. Dr. J. Jurczak (November 2008 – June 2009)
  • M.Sc. Student at U. Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (October 2004 – June 2009)


  • 25th March 2021: HDR at U. Strasbourg
    Thesis: “Strategies for development of transition metal-catalyzed reactions
  • 22nd November 2013: Ph.D. (Cum laude) at HIMS, U. Amsterdam
    Thesis: “Supramolecular control of selectivity in transition metal catalysis: substrate preorganization & cofactor-steered catalysis”
  • 4th November 2008: M.Sc. (Summa cum laude) at Warsaw University
    Thesis: “Application of benzopyrroles in the construction of anion receptors”

Selected prizes and awards:

  • Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2023)
  • Guy Ourisson Prize the Gutenberg Circle (2021)
  • Dream Chemistry Award Top 5 (2020)
  • Bürgenstock JSP Fellow (2020)
  • ERC Starting Grant 2018 Awardee
  • Chaire attractivité Recherche 2016 – Junior Chair of the framework Excellence Initiative of the University of Strasbourg
  • NWO Rubicon fellow (competitive postdoctoral fellowship, equivalent of Marie Curie Actions Program), awarded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for 2 years (2014-2016)
  • LBNL Postdoctoral fellow and affiliate (2014-2016)
  • PhD Cum laude – the highest PhD honors at U. Amsterdam (2013);
  • MSc Suma cum laude – the highest MSc honors at U. Warsaw (2008);
  • Gold Medal Winner at International Chemistry Olympiad, Germany (2004);
  • Fellowship of the Polish Children’s Fund (2002-2004);
  • Scholarships of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2005-2008), the Polish Minister of National Education (2004) and the Prime Minister of the Polish Government (2002-2004).