You are here: Home > News & Events > News > From the Ruhr to the Danube: Nuno Maulide will take up a Professorship at the University of Vienna

08/08/13

From the Ruhr to the Danube: Nuno Maulide will take up a Professorship at the University of Vienna

From the Ruhr to the Danube: Nuno Maulide will take up a Professorship at the University of Vienna

Nuno Maulide, Group Leader at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, will take up a professorship at the University of Vienna, the oldest university in the German-speaking world. The chemist from Portugal will begin as Chair and Professor for Organic Synthesis in October. Many of his group members from Mülheim will follow him to the Austrian capital.

Outstanding Chemistry

At the institute Nuno Maulide has made his mark as an outstanding chemist. Together with his group he has published a large number of scientific articles in important journals. He received many awards, including the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

The hurdles are overcome

With a Habilitation a scientist may prove that he is qualified to take a Professorship. Nuno Maulide has recently completed this process at the Ruhr-University Bochum. So now all the hurdles are overcome and nothing prevents him from going to Vienna. Nuno Maulide, a passionate teacher, is also eager for the increased contact with undergraduate students that a University Professorship involves.

"Turn over a new page in your life"

Nuno Maulide is looking forward to his move to Vienna. But he will keep Mülheim in good memory. “I always felt very comfortable here”, he says. He made many friends, and not only at the Institute. He did not only work in the lab, but also for charity: He gave several concerts in charity events organized by the local UNICEF delegation (Mülheim/Oberhausen). “Of course it hurts a bit when you turn over a new page in your life. But I feel this is the only way to keep on growing”, says the 33-year-old chemist.

There is an article on Nuno Maulide in the current issue of the Max Planck Research Magazine (German).

(Picture by Frank Vinken)