Dr. Hans Jürgen Wernicke celebrates his 65th birthday on June 9, 2014.
Hans Jürgen Wernicke, born in 1949, studied chemistry at the Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked for the Linde Group in Munich, Germany, and South Africa. In 1985, he joined Süd-Chemie AG, Munich, Germany, where he held a number of positions over the years, including, Project Manager in South Africa and Head of Business Unit in the US and Germany. In 1997, he became a member of the managing board of Süd-Chemie AG and from 2007–2011 he served as the Vice Chairman. In 2011, he was made Chairman of the board of the biotechnology company Biocatalysts, Cardiff, UK.
Wernicke held the position of Chairman of DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) from 2009–2012, and is a founding member of the Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Katalyse (German Catalysis Society). He was a member of the Board of the Fund of the Chemical Industry (FCI) and the Trade Policy Committee of the VCI (Verband der Chemischen Industrie) and he lead the research working group of the Bavarian VCI.
Selected publications by Wernicke:
- Kontinuierlicher Aufbruch,
Hans Jürgen Wernicke,
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2010, 82, 1275.
- Wissenschaft muss sich einmischen,
Hans Jürgen Wernicke, Ferdi Schüth,
Nachr. Chem. 2009, 57, 1244–1245.
- Perspektiven industrieller Katalyse – Die Zukunft gestalten,
H.-J. Wernicke, R. W. Fischer,
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2006, 78, 825–834.
Also of interest:
- New DECHEMA President: R. Diercks,
ChemViews Magazine 2013.
Rainer Diercks, BASF SE, Germany, has succeeded Hans Jürgen Wernicke as the DECHEMA President