Laboratorio de Síntesis y Fotoquímica Orgánica (SIFO)

Dr. Uwe Pischel

Associate Professor

in Organic Chemistry

Educational Background

Pre-diploma Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, 1994

Diploma Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany, 1998

Ph.D., Universität Basel, Switzerland, 2001

Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, 2002



2013  Grammaticakis-Neumann Award of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)

2005 Ramón y Cajal Fellowship

2003  Rehm-Weller Award of the Photochemistry Division of the Deutsche Chemische  Gesellschaft (GDCh)

2002 Award of the Faculty of Philosophy and Natural Sciences of the Universität  Basel

2002 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

1999 Kekulé Stipend of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)


Professional and University Appointments

President of the European Photochemistry Association (EPA, 2020-2022)

General Director for Research, Universidad de Huelva (2010-2013 and since 2016)

Secretary of the Center for Research in Sustainable Chemistry (CIQSO), Universidad de Huelva (2010-2016)


Membership in Professional Societies

Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft (GDCh)

Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

European Photochemistry Association (EPA)


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Uwe Pischel was born in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, in 1973. He received the Diploma in Chemistry from the Humboldt-Universität Berlin in 1998 and was awarded with the PhD degree from the Universität Basel in 2001. After a short stay as DFG postdoctoral fellow at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (2002) he started his independent career at the Universidade do Porto (Portugal) in 2003 and moved later on as Ramon y Cajal Fellow to Valencia and in 2007 finally to the Universidad de Huelva. There he was promoted to ProfesorContratado Doctor in 2009 and toAssociate Professor (Profesor Titular) in 2016. Since 2019 he holds the rank of a Full Professor (Catedrático) of Organic Chemistry.


Dr. Pischel's main research lines are the development of molecular switches for nanoscale information processing, supramolecular photochemistry, and the design of boron-containing fluorophores for applications in bioimaging and sensing. In these fields he has published ca. 110 articles and delivered invited lectures at numerous international conferences.

Centro de Investigación en Química Sostenible (CIQSO)

Edificio Robert H Grubbs, Campus de El Carmen

Universidad de Huelva

21007 Huelva