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09/27/18

Frank Neese becomes new member of Academia Europea

Frank Neese becomes new member of Academia Europea
The Academia Europaea has accepted Prof. Dr. Frank Neese from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung as a new member at the suggestion of the expert commission of the European Scientific Society. The London-based Academy was founded in 1988 and currently has some 4,000 members, including 54 Nobel Laureates. Its aim is to promote education and research in Europe and to strengthen the interdisciplinary and international exchange in science. Its members are leading experts in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, computer science and mathematics, the social sciences and humanities, as well as economics and law.
 
"My admission to the Chemistry Section of the Academia Europaea is a great recognition of my work in research and teaching," explains Prof. Dr. Frank Neese. "I would like to use this outstanding network in the future for further interdisciplinary exchange and also provide counsel with political decisions".
 
About Frank Neese
 
Frank Neese studied and did his doctorate in biology at the University of Constance. He did postdoctoral research at Stanford before returning to Constance in 2001 to habilitate in bioinorganic chemistry and theoretical chemistry. This was followed by his first position as group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry in Mülheim/Ruhr. In 2006 Neese took over the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry in Bonn. He also worked as a Max Planck Fellow from 2008 and was appointed Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in 2011, where he headed the Department of Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy. Since his appointment in January 2018, Frank Neese has been Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung.
 
Frank Neese has received numerous prestigious international awards, including the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2010. He is regarded as an outstanding academic mentor who knows how to inspire enthusiasm for his subject. Frank Neese holds an honorary professorship at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The program package ORCA that is developed in his department is among the world wide leading theoretical chemistry tools. It commercially distributed to industrial users by the company FAccTs that was co-founded by Frank Neese.