70th Birthday: Joachim Sauer

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  • Published Date: 19 April 2019
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Joachim Sauer, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, celebrates his 70th birthday on April 19, 2019. Sauer's research in the field of quantum chemistry focuses on solids and their surfaces. He, for example, studies processes on catalysts such as zeolites or metal oxides.


Joachim Sauer studied chemistry at Humboldt University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1974. He joined the research staff at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences, Berlin, in 1977. From 1990 to 1991, he worked at BIOSYM Technologies, San Diego, CA, USA. From 1992 to 1996, Sauer served as Head of the Quantum Chemistry Group at Humboldt University. He was appointed Full Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Humboldt University in 1993 and remained in this position until his retirement in 2017. He now serves as Senior Researchers at Humboldt University.


Among many other honors, Sauer has received the Liebig Medal from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2010, the Schrödinger Medal 2019 from the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC), and multiple honorary doctorates. He is a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Academia Europaea, and the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), an Honorary Member of the Israel Chemical Society (ICS), and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, London, UK.


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