Literature Prize for Arno Behr and Thomas Seidensticker

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  • Published Date: 05 June 2020
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Arno Behr and Thomas Seidensticker, Technical University Dortmund, Germany have been awarded the Literature Prize of the German Chemical Industry Fund (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, FCI) for their book Einführung in die Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe (Introduction to the Chemistry of Renewables). The FCI honors the authors for providing an important basis for the education of students in the field of renewable resources and their chemical conversion to value-added products.


Arno Behr (pictured right) studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1979 under the supervision of Wilhelm Keim. He joined Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1986. He was named Adjunct Professor at RWTH in 1992. Arno Behr returned to academia full-time in 1996, when he became Professor of Technical Chemistry at the Technical University Dortmund. He remained there until his retirement in 2017.

Among the many books he has co-authored is Einführung in die Technische Chemie (Introduction to Technical Chemistry), for which he received the FCI's Literature Prize in 2011 together with David Agar and Jakob Jörissen.


Thomas Seidensticker (pictured left) studied chemistry at the Technical University Dortmund, where he completed his Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Arno Behr. Since 2017, he has led his own junior research group there.



Selected Publications by Arno Behr


Selected Publications by Thomas Seidensticker and Arno Behr


Selected Publications by Thomas Seidensticker


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