65th Birthday: Arno Behr

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  • Published Date: 26 January 2017
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Arno Behr, Technical University Dortmund, Germany, celebrates his 65th birthday on January 26, 2017.


Behr's research focuses on technical chemistry and catalysis. He is the author of several textbooks on these subjects. His interests include the activation of carbon dioxide, homogeneous catalysis with transition metal compounds, miniplant technology, telomerizations, oligomerizations, renewable resources, and many other areas.


Arno Behr studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1979 under the supervision of Wilhelm Keim. He completed his habilitation in Aachen in 1980 and joined Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1986. Since 1996, Behr has served as Professor of Technical Chemistry at the Technical University Dortmund.


Among other honors, Behr has received the Borchers Badge from RWTH Aachen University in 1980 and the Literature Prize of the German Chemical Industry Fund (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, FCI) in 2011.


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