Professor Konrad Hungerbühler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, has received the Wöhler Prize for Sustainable Chemistry from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society). The award honors outstanding contributions to the development of sustainable chemistry and was presented at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum 2017 in Berlin on September 13, 2017.
Konrad Hungerbühler receives the prize for the development of methods which improve the safety, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact of chemical processes. His research focuses on the early stages of process and product development.
Konrad Hungerbühler studied chemical engineering at the ETH Zurich, where he received his Ph.D. He joined the central chemical engineering department at Ciba, Basel, Seitzerland, in 1979 and was appointed Professor for Safety & Environmental Technology at the Institute for Chemical and Bio-Engineering of ETH Zurich in 1994.
- Use-patterns of personal care and household cleaning products in Switzerland,
E. Garcia-Hidalgo, N. von Goetz, M. Siegrist, K. Hungerbühler,
Food Chem. Toxicol. 2017, 99, 24–39.
- A framework for the environmental, health and safety hazard assessment for amine-based post combustion CO2 capture,
Sara Badr, Jerome Frutiger, Konrad Hungerbuehler, Stavros Papadokonstantakis,
Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control 2017, 56, 202–220.
- Innovative approach for identifying root causes of glass defects in sterile drug product manufacturing,
Lukas Eberle, Alexander Svensson, Andreas Graser, Joerg Luemkemann, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Rainer Schmidt, Konrad Hungerbuehler,
Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 2017, 104, 162–170.
- Chiral Modification of Platinum by Co-Adsorbed Cinchonidine and Trifluoroacetic Acid: Origin of Enhanced Stereocontrol in the Hydrogenation of Trifluoroacetophenone,
Fabian Meemken, Alfons Baiker, Sebastian Schenker, Konrad Hungerbühler,
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 1298–1309.
- Estimation of cumulative aquatic exposure and risk due to silver: Contribution of nano-functionalized plastics and textiles,
Sabine A. Blaser, Martin Scheringer, Matthew MacLeod, Konrad Hungerbühler,
Sci. Total Environ. 2008, 390, 396–409.
- What is a green solvent? A comprehensive framework for the environmental assessment of solvents,
Christian Capello, Ulrich Fischer, Konrad Hungerbühler,
Green Chem. 2007, 9, 927.
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