The CAT-People

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Roman Vasiuta

Telefon:  + 49 241 80 - 28 596
Office: 38C 154 

Research interests


  •  Homogeneous catalysis
  • Organic and organometallic synthesis
  • Polymer preparation
  • Techniques: NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis, GC

Curriculum vitae and education

Feb 2018 - present

Postdoctoral Fellow at the CAT Catalytic Center at ITMC, RWTH-Aachen, Germany 



Dec 2013 - Jan 2018

Ph.D. student at TU Darmstadt, Germany, with Prof. Dr. Herbert Plenio

Area: Synthesis of BODIPY-tagged transition-metal complexes 



Sep 2011 - June 2013

M.Sc. at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

Area: Design and synthesis of conformationally restricted amino acids



Sep 2007 - June 2011

B.Sc. (Hons) at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

Selected publications

01) Alternating Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization by Grubbs-Type Catalysts with N-Pentiptycenyl, N-Alkyl-NHC Ligands

R. Vasiuta, A. Stockert, H. Plenio,

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 1706–1709.


02) Observing Initial Steps in Gold-Catalyzed Alkyne Transformations by Utilizing Bodipy-Tagged Phosphine-Gold Complexes

R. Vasiuta, H. Plenio,

Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 6353–6360.


03) Systematic Modulation of the Fluorescence Brightness in Boron-Dipyrromethene (BODIPY)-Tagged N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC)–Gold–Thiolates

O. Halter, R. Vasiuta (shared first author), I. Fernandez, H. Plenio,

Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 18066–18072.


04) Synthesis of 4-hydroxymethyl-2,4-methanoproline

R. I. Vasiuta, M. V. Gorichko,

Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 466–468.