Interviews with Chemistry Europe Presidents

Interviews with Chemistry Europe Presidents

Author: ChemistryViews

In this series of interviews, presidents of the national societies of Chemistry Europe talk about their society, personal motivation, and plans for the future.


List of interviews published so far 
(please note: Chemistry Europe was called ChemPubSoc Europe till March 2020)


Bringing Other Voices into the Discussion

Peter Gärtner, President of the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH), on generally understandable explanations in chemistry and research in the field of doping

January 2022


Opening Doors for Young People and Inspiring Future Generations

Monika Jerigova, President of the Slovak Chemical Society (SCHS), about chemistry in her home country and what has inspired her throughout her career

December 2020

Angela Agostiano


The Power of Chemistry for Humanity
President of the Italian Chemical Society, Angela Agostiano, about her vision for chemical societies and the societal importance of chemistry
May 2018

Thisbe Lindhorst


Taking Responsibility for Society
T. Lindhorst, President of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), talks about the Society’s anniversary, responsibilities, future visions
September 2017

Gilberte Chambaud-Debrabant


The Strength of Chemistry in France
G. Chambaud-Debrabant, President of the French Chemical Society, about the society’s activities, its challenges, and the place of chemists in modern society
July 2017

Livia Sarkadi


First Female President of the Hungarian Chemical Society
Newly re-elected President, Livia Sarkadi, about chemistry in Hungary, her experience in societal work, and women in chemistry

August 2015

J.-W. Toering

The Netherlands

Engaging a New Generation of Chemists
J.-W. Toering, Director of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, talks about his motivation, the Society’s challenges, his future plans for it

March 2015

Herbert Ipser


Our Standard Of Living Is Due To The Achievements of Chemistry
Herbert Ipser, President of the Austrian Chemical Society, on the importance of chemical societies and the situation in Austria

August 2015

Thomas Geelhaar

Make Chemistry More Attractive

Dr. Thomas Geelhaar, the new President of the GDCh, will focus on working towards better acceptance of chemistry in society

May 2014

E. Peter Kündig


E. Peter Kündig: Chemistry in Switzerland
The President of the Swiss Chemical Society talks about their program of reform and the fascination of discovery 

January 2014

Vincenzo Barone


New SCI President — Interview with Vincenzo Barone
Vincenzo Barone, the new president of the Società Chimica Italiana (SCI), talks about the SCI, IYC 2011, politics, young chemists

February 2011

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