This award granted this year for the 25th time by the Austrian Club of Education and Science Journalists honors the educational and research work of the Professor for Organic Synthesis at the University of Vienna. In 2013 Maulide assumed a position as a professor in Vienna, transferring together with his research group and a starting grant of the European Research Council (ERC) from the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mühlheim, Germany.
In his capacity as an organic chemist, he tries to carry out research into the chemical properties of organic compounds, discover new reactions and subsequently develop and improve synthetic processes for these compounds. One major issue in this regard is sustainable, environmentally compatible chemistry, according to Maulide, an area in which he received a so-called “consolidator grant” of the ERC in 2016. Maulide also works at the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences where he serves as an adjunct principal investigator exploring cooperation possibilities between the fields of medicine and chemistry.