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05/23/13

Manuel Alcarazo receives the Wissenschaftspreis of the Düsseldorf Industy Club

Manuel Alcarazo receives the Wissenschaftspreis of the Düsseldorf Industy Club

The Wissenschaftspreis of the Düsseldorf Industry Club is among the most renowned awards in North Rhine-Westphalia. This year’s awardee is Dr. Manuel Alcarazo, group leader at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung. The prize is endowed with 20.000 Euro and was handed over during a ceremony by Joachim F. Scheele, head of the Industry Club.

With that award the Club honors young scientists who work in North Rhine-Westphalia and are not older than 35 year for their outstanding research. Manuel Alcarazo was receives the award for his developments of new synthesis methods in Organic Chemistry, especially for the design of novel polycationic phosphines and applications thereof to homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis.

Joachim Scheele statet that Alcarazo’s research could not only help to lower costs for the Chemical Industrie. He could also help to reduce the amount of resources used in industrial processes – a huge advance for an industrial state like North Rhine-Westphalia.

With the award comes an invitation to the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Bavaria. “I am looking forward to meet the Nobel laureates who work in the same field like our group”, says Manuel Alcarazo. As a young scientist you do not get in touch with Nobel laureates every day. “That is what makes Lindau a very special event.”