85th Birthday: Armin de Meijere

85th Birthday: Armin de Meijere

Author: ChemistryViews

Armin de Meijere, Professor Emeritus at the University of Göttingen, Germany, celebrates his 85th birthday on May 18, 2024. De Meijere’s research focuses on the development of new transition-metal-catalyzed reactions for the efficient synthesis of complex organic molecules with biological activity or unusual bonding situations.

Armin de Meijere was born in Homberg, Germany, on May 18, 1939. He studied chemistry at the Universities of Freiburg, Germany, and Göttingen and received his Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen in 1967. After postdoctoral research with K. B. Wiberg at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, de Meijere returned to the University of Göttingen in 1969 as Lecturer in organic chemistry. After a stint at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he was appointed Full Professor of organic chemistry at Göttingen in 1989. He remained there until his retirement in 2006 and remains at the institution as Professor Emeritus.

Among other honors, Armin de Meijere received the Alexander von Humboldt–Gay-Lussac Prize in 1996, and the Adolf von Baeyer Medal from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2005. He was named Professor Honoris Causa by the St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, both in 1997. He is an Honorary Member of the Editorial Board of Chemistry – A European Journal.

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