Troels Skrydstrup leads an active research group in synthetic organic chemistry with approximately 20 post-doctorate members, PhD students, MSc Students, and others. He has served on the committee of the Danish Council of Independent Research in the field of Natural Sciences (2009–2010), and as the Danish representative of the European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Cooperation (COST) for the Domain “Chemistry and Molecular Sciences & Technologies (2006–2010). He has been a senior staff member of the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (2001–current) and the Danish National Research Foundation Center, Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN) (2005–2015).
Troels has a keen interest in the application of transition metal catalysis in organic synthesis. Recent efforts have been focused on providing viable solutions for the production and application of low molecular weight gases in transition metal catalysis with applications for pharmaceutical synthesis and isotope labeling. Furthermore, his group has recently commenced work on the development of selective transformations with CO2. He currently has over 260 publications (H-index of 54, approx. 9000 citations) of which many are in ”high impact” international chemistry journals including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and Nature Communications. Several papers are within the 1% most cited in the field of Chemistry since their publication.