New GÖCH President

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  • Published Date: 01 January 2021
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Professor Peter Gärtner, TU Wien, Austria, has been elected President of the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH; Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker) for a two-year term starting on January 1, 2021. He succeeds Dr. Ernst Gruber, Managing Director of Axalta Coating Systems Austria GmbH, Guntramsdorf, Austria.

Peter Gärtner will continue the renewal process of the society initiated by Ernst Gruber. He will try to attract further companies to become members of the GÖCH, and as his main goal he aims to bring together the young members and the traditions of the Austrian Chemical Society.


Peter Gärtner, born in Vienna, Austria, in 1964, studied technical chemistry with an emphasis on organic chemistry at the TU Wien, Austria. In 1991, he received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Christian Noe. From 1987 to 1991, he was first a research assistant, then a university assistant at the Institute of Organic Chemistry. From 1996 to 1997, he was a postdoctoral fellow as Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, CA, USA, in the lab of K.C. Nicolaou. In 2000, Peter Gärtner received his habilitation, and since 2001, he is Professor at the TU Wien.

Since 2004, he serves as Dean of Academic Affairs for technical chemistry at TU Wien, and since October 2009, he is Editor-in-Chief of Monatshefte für Chemie/Chemical Monthly, Springer.

His research focuses on stereoselective synthesis, currently of doping agents´ metabolites and natural products or analogs of them, but he is also interested in the application of ionic liquids and solid-phase synthesis.

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