Macromolecular Symposia

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January 27, 2009

Rolf Mülhaupt Receives Staudinger Prize 2009

Rolf Mülhaupt Receives Staudinger Prize 2009

The German Chemical Society (GDCh) has announced that the Hermann Staudinger Prize 2009 will be awarded to Rolf Mülhaupt for his outstanding and original work on catalysts and polyolefins, and for his achievements in connecting polymer research with industrial applications.

Some highlights of his work include tailor-made transition metal catalysts for polyolefins with new molecular structures, the controlled synthesis of supramolecular polymer architectures and nanocomposites to control the properties of polymeric materials, technical polymers from renewable resources, reactive polymer processing, and rapid prototyping.

Born 1954 in Germany, Rolf Mülhaupt's unusual career includes a PhD from the ETH Zurich, industrial work with DuPont in Wilmington, with Ciba in Marly, and since 1989 a professorship for Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Freiburg.

The impact of his scientific work is also documented by the fact that six of his former students and co-workers now hold their own professorships and chairs in polymer science at various universities.

We are glad to congratulate Prof. Mülhaupt on receiving this prestigious award. He has been one of the founding members of the Executive Advisory Board of the Macromolecular Journals in January 2000, and since then continues to support the journals and their successful development as an active contributor and valuable advisor.

The Staudinger Prize will be presented to Rolf Mülhaupt on February 25, on the eve of the traditional 'Makromolekulares Kolloquium' in Freiburg (February 26-28, 2009).

For more information on the GDCh and the Staudinger Prize:
http://www.gdch.de/oearbeit/press/2009/03.htm (German version only)

For more information on the Macromolecular Journals:
http://www.macros.wiley-vch.de

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