Erich Hückel Prize for Hans-Joachim Werner

Erich Hückel Prize for Hans-Joachim Werner

Author: ChemViews Magazine

Hans-Joachim Werner, University of Stuttgart, Germany, has received the Erich Hückel Award from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society). The award was presented at the 54th Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry in Halle (Saale), Germany, on September 18, 2018.

The Erich Hückel Award honors outstanding achievements in the field of theoretical chemistry.  Werner is recognized for his contributions to method development in quantum chemistry. He has co-developed the widely used Molpro quantum chemistry software. Werner’s research interests include coupled-cluster and multi-reference methods as well as non-covalent interactions.

Hans-Joachim Werner studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in 1977 from the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany. He completed his habilitation at the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1982. From 1982 to 1983, Werner served as a Researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and from 1983 to 1984, he was a Visting Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA. He then joined the University of Cambridge, UK, as a Researcher. In 1985, he started to teach at the University of Frankfurt am Main as a Heisenberg Fellow.

In 1987, Werner became Full Professor for Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Since 1994, he has served as Full Professor for Theoretical Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry at the University
of Stuttgart. Among other honors, Werner has received the Max-Planck Research Award for International Collaborations in 1996, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 2000, and the Gay-Lussac Humboldt Award in 2008.


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