60th Birthday: Markus Antonietti

  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 06 February 2020
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Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, and University of Potsdam, Germany, celebrates his 60th birthday on February 6, 2020.

Antonietti's research interests include porous polymers, biomimetic materials, and green and sustainable materials chemistry.

Markus Antonietti
studied physics and chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry in 1985 under the supervision of Hans Sillescu. He finished his habilitation in physical chemistry in Mainz in 1990 and became Associate Professor there. In 1991, Antonietti joined the University of Marburg, Germany, as Full Professor. Since 1993 he serves as Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and since 1995 as Full Professor at the University of Potsdam.

Among other honors, Markus Antonietti has received the Goldschmidt–Elhuyar Award of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica (RSEQ, Spanish Chemical Society) in 2003, the Grignard–Wittig Award of the Société Chimique de France (SCF, French Chemical Society) in 2011, the Liebig Medal of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2016, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2018, and several honorary doctorates. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Antonietti serves as a Member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including Colloid and Polymer Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Progress in Polymer Science, and Small.

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