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11/15/17

An award from Göttingen: Chemistry Award 2017 of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities went to Dr. Bill Morandi

An award from Göttingen: Chemistry Award 2017 of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities went to Dr. Bill Morandi

Dr. Bill Morandi, research group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, received the “Akademiepreis für Chemie 2017” of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The award is endowed with 2000 Euros and recognizes Morandi’s outstanding contributions to reversible transfer catalysis. The award ceremony took place within the annual meeting of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities on November 12.

Already in 2013 a research group leader of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung – Dr. Manuel Alcarazo of the Department of Organometallic Chemistry - was awarded with the Göttingen Akademiepreis für Chemie.

Bill Morandi was born in 1983 in Fribourg, Switzerland. He studied and graduated at the ETH Zurich. The leader of the group of Homogeneous Catalysis and Reaction Design has already received several awards for his research, including the ADUC-Prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, The Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award, the Ružička Prize of the ETH Zurich and recently a prestigious grant of the European Commission, an ERC-Starting grant for his concept of Shuttle Catalysis.

Photo: Bill Morandi with Prof. Annette Zippelius, Vice-President of the class of mathematics and sciences of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Göttingen