70th Birthday: Joe Richmond

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  • Published Date: 14 June 2014
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Dr. Joe Pierce Richmond, Germany, celebrates his 70th birthday on June 14, 2014.


Joe Pierce Richmond, born in Wilmington, DE, USA, studied chemistry at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, from 1962–1967. During this time he spent some time in Germany at the Goethe Institute and the University of Cologne. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry under the supervision of Glenn A. Berchtold at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 1970. After a postdoc with E. J. Corey at Harvard University, Cambridge, from 1970–1972, he spent three years on the teaching staff of Harvard University and then the University of California, Berkeley, USA, before accepting a position as Professor of Chemistry at the Universidad Nacional del Táchira, San Cristóbal, Venezuela, from 1975–1978. He then pursued language and literature studies in France (Alliance Française), Italy (Università degli Studi di Firenze), and Germany (Literaturwissenschaftliches Seminar der Universität Hamburg), before joining the group of Armin de Meijere, University of Hamburg, Germany, as Research Associate from 1983–1986.
Richmond worked for Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, from 1986–1995, and for Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, from 1996–1999.

Since 2000, Joe Richmond has been an independent Publishing Editor. He is Scientific Editor and advisor with Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, for the planning of the Science of Synthesis volumes published 2000–2010 and for the Science of Synthesis Reference Library (Stereoselective Synthesis, 2011, Water in Organic Synthesis, 2012, Asymmetric Organocatalysis, 2012, Cross Coupling and Heck-Type Reactions, 2013, C-1 Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis, 2014). He has been Editor of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, since its inception in 2001.


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