75th Birthday: Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger

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  • Published Date: 29 May 2014
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Professor Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger, Germany, celebrates his 75th birthday on May 29, 2014.


Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger
, born in 1939 in Insterburg, East Prussia (now Chernyakhovsk, Russia), studied chemistry, physics, and anthropology in Munich, Germany. After obtaining his Ph.D. in the field of organic chemistry in 1967, he started working for BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany. In 1969 he was appointed head of the research group in the area of intermediates for the dye and the pharmaceutical sectors. In 1985, he joined the Board of Executive Directors of a BASF subsidiary, Knoll AG, Ludwigshafen, and he also received an honorary professorship from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. From 1989–1997 he was the Research Director and Member of the Board of BASF AG.


Quadbeck-Seeger has always shown an active commitment to science and research policy in institutions and government bodies. He was a member of the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation; DFG) from 1991–1994, President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society; GDCh) in 1994 and 1995, and a member of the Senate at the Max Planck Society from 1996–2000. 1998 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse (Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany).

Quadbeck-Seeger has over 50 patents and several books to his name.


World of the Elements: Elements of the World,
Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger,
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2007.
ISBN: 978-3-527-32065-3

Aphorismen und Zitate über Natur und Wissenschaft,
Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger,
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2013.
ISBN: 978-3-527-33613-5

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