80th Birthday: Achim Müller

  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 14 February 2018
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Achim Müller, Professor Emeritus, University of Bielefeld, Germany, celebrates his 80th birthday on February 14, 2018. Müller is well-known for his contributions to nanochemistry. His research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and interactions of structurally well-defined porous spherical metal-oxide based nanocapsules, as well as their applications. Müller is especially well-known for his work on molybdenum clusters, such as the wheel-shaped Mo154-cluster also known as the Bielefeld ferris wheel.

Achim Müller studied chemistry and theoretical physics at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in experimental thermochemistry in 1965 under the supervision of Oskar Glemser. He completed his habilitation in 1967 and joined the University of Dortmund, Germany, as Associate Professor in 1971. In 1977, Müller became a Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld.

Among many other honors, Müller has received an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Union in 2012, the Elhuyar-Goldschmidt Prize from the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ, Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry) in 2005, and the Alfred Stock Memorial Medal from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2000, as well as several honorary doctorates.

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