Wolfgang Bensch, University of Kiel, Germany, has been awarded the Wilhelm Klemm Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society). The award recognizes important contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry. It was presented at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum 2019 in Aachen, Germany, on September 16, 2019.
Wolfgang Bensch receives the award for his innovative work on chalcogenides and his dedication to solid-state chemistry and materials research. His research interests include phase-change materials, solvothermal synthesis, materials for batteries, contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), catalysis, thin-film technology, and in-situ crystallization.
Wolfgang Bensch studied chemistry at the University of Munich, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1983. He then served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and worked at Siemens AG from 1986 to 1989. In 1990, he joined the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as a researcher working with Robert Schlögl. In 1993, Bensch completed his habilitation and became Lecturer for Inorganic Chemistry in Frankfurt. In 1997, he was appointed Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Kiel. He was awarded the teaching prize of the state of Schleswig-Holstein in 1999.
- Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Selected Properties of [Au(S2CNH2)2]SCN: A Precursor for Gold Macro‐Needles Consisting of Gold Nanoparticles Glued by Graphitic Carbon Nitride ,
Christoph Ludwig Teske, Anna‐Lena Hansen, Richard Weihrich, Lorenz Kienle, Marius Kamp, Kasper Pieter van der Zwan, Jürgen Senker, Carsten Dosche, Gunther Wittstock, Wolfgang Bensch,
Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 6763–6772.
- New Transition Metal Oxo-Thiostannate: Synthesis, Characterization, and Investigation of its Photocatalytic Properties,
Assma Benkada, Michael Poschmann, Christian Näther, Wolfgang Bensch,
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2019, 645, 433–439.
- Synthesis and Characterization of a Rare Transition-Metal Oxothiostannate and Investigation of Its Photocatalytic Properties,
Assma Benkada, Helge Reinsch, Michael Poschmann, Jan Krahmer, Nicole Pienack, Wolfgang Bensch,
Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 2354–2362.
- In-Situ Monitoring of the Formation of Crystalline Solids,
Nicole Pienack, Wolfgang Bensch,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2014–2034.
- Review. Synthesis of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thiometallate Materials with a Special Focus on Thioantimonates and Thiostannates and in situ X-Ray Scattering Studies of their Formation,
Beatrix Seidlhofer, Nicole Pienack, Wolfgang Bensch,
Z. Naturforsch., B 2010, 65, 937–975.
- Microscopic Li self-diffusion parameters in the lithiated anode material Li4+xTi5O12 (0 ≤x≤ 3) measured by 7Li solid state NMR,
Martin Wilkening, Wojciech Iwaniak, Jessica Heine, Viktor Epp, Alexandra Kleinert, Malte Behrens, Gerhard Nuspl, Wolfgang Bensch, Paul Heitjans,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2007, 9, 6199.
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