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11/04/13

Günther Wilke will be the next honorary member of the German Chemical Society

Günther Wilke will be the next honorary member of the German Chemical Society

Günther Wilke, former director at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, has been elected an honorary member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). This was decided by the general meeting of the GDCh. In a letter to the president of the GDCh Wilke wrote that he is “proud and happy at the same time”.

Günther Wilke, who was President of the German Chemical Society in 1980 and 1981, had a big influence on the development of the institute. He is, as it says in a statement for the “Aachener und Münchener Preis für Technik “, an outstanding father and pioneer in understanding the organometallic homogeneous catalysis.

The German Chemical Society has more than 30.000 members. It is one of the largest chemical scientific societies in the world. The honorary membership is only awarded to those scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of chemistry.

Please find more information on the activities of the GDCh on their website.