Dominik Scherrer


Dominik grew up in the canton of Basel-Landschaft in Switzerland. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and business studies at the University of Zurich in 2015. At the same university, he investigated ruthenium complexes with polydentate N,O-donor ligands as water oxidation catalysts for artificial photosynthesis for his master’s degree in chemistry in 2016 in Prof. Dr R. Alberto’s group. Before starting his PhD studies, he did an internship in process development at Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG.

His PhD project was part of the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering and he was working at IBM Research in Rüschlikon, where he was investigating silicon-based plasmonic surfaces and flow microreactors using state-of-the-art micro and nanofabrication technologies.

In 2022, he joined Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG as a patent attorney candidate.


Monitoring Solid-phase Reactions in Self-assembled Monolayers by Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
D. Scherrer, D. Vogel, U. Drechsler, A. Olziersky, C. Sparr, M. Mayor, E. Lörtscher*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60,  17981–17988.

Combinatorial Strategy for Studying Biochemical Pathways in Double Emulsion Templated Cell‐Sized Compartments
E. C. dos Santos, A. Belluati, D. Necula, D. Scherrer, C. E. Meyer, R. P. Wehr, E. Lörtscher, C. G. Palivan*, W. Meier*
Adv. Mater.  2020, 32, 2004804.

Ruthenium Water Oxidation Catalysts based on Pentapyridyl Ligands
M. Gil-Sepulcre, M. Böhler, M. Schilling, F. Bozoglian, C. Bachmann, D. Scherrer, T. Fox, B. Spingler, C. Gimbert-Suriñach, R. Alberto, R. Bofill, X. Sala, S. Luber*, C. J. Richmond, A. Llobet*
ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 4517–4525.

Ruthenium water oxidation catalysts containing the non-planar tetradentate ligand, biisoquinoline dicarboxylic acid (biqaH2)
D. Scherrer, M. Schilling, S. Luber*, T. Fox, B. Spingler, R. Alberto, C. J. Richmond*
Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 19361–19367.