Nils Kurig

M. Sc.

Group leader

Nils Kurig
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 324

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26466
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177


  • Organic electrochemistry for biomass conversion
    • Electrochemical reaction engineering
    • Coupled electrolysis
    • Spectroelectrochemistry

Curriculum Vitae

2023 -

Group Leader, ITMC, RWTH Aachen University

2019 - 2023

Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Electrochemical conversion of biomass, ITMC, RWTH Aachen University

2016 - 2018

M. Sc. chemistry (top mark), focus on catalysis and spectroscopy/theoretical chemistry, RWTH Aachen University

2013 - 2016

B. Sc. Chemistry, RWTH Aachen

Awards / Scholarships

2019 - 2022

PhD scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.


Springorum-Denkmünze of the Förderverein of RWTH Aachen University

2017 - 2018

Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.


Chemistry Prize of the Chemistry Department of RWTH Aachen University


N. Kurig, J. Meyers, E. Richter, S. Palkovits, R. Palkovits, 3D Printed Microreactors for the Continuous Non-Kolbe Electrolysis, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 2022.

S. Mürtz, N Kurig, FJ Holzhäuser, R. Palkovits, Reviving electrocatalytic reductive amination: a sustainable route from biogenic levulinic acid to 1, 5-dimethyl-2-pyrrolidone, Green Chemistry, 2021.

J. Meyers, N. Kurig, C. Gohlke, M. Valeske, S. Panitz, F. J. Holzhäuser, R. Palkovits, Intramolecular Biradical Recombination of Dicarboxylic Acids to Unsaturated Compounds: New Approach to an Old Kolbe Reaction; ChemElectroChem; 2020.

N. Kurig , J. Meyers , F. J. Holzhäuser , S. Palkovits , R. Palkovits, (Non-)Kolbe Chemistry Going with the Flow: The Continuous Electrolysis of Biogenic Acids ; ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020.

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