70th Birthday: Klaus Müllen

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Professor Emeritus Klaus Müllen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, celebrates his 70th birthday on January 2, 2017.


Müllen's research interests include graphenes and carbon materials, new polymer-forming reactions, multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures, functional polymeric networks, dyes and pigments, molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices, biosynthetic hybrids, and nanocomposites.


Klaus Müllen
studied chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 1971. After postdoctoral research and his habilitation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Müllen joined the University of Cologne as Professor in 1979 and moved to the University of Mainz in 1984. From 1989 to 2016, he was Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.


Müllen is a Member of the German Academy Leopoldina and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, he is a Member of the Editorial and Advisory Boards of several scientific journals, including Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. Among many other honors, Müllen has received the ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 2011, the Adolf von Baeyer Medal from the GDCh in 2013, the Hermann Staudinger Prize from the GDCh in 2016, and several honorary doctorates.


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