Michael Tausch Honored for Excellence in Chemistry Didactics

Michael Tausch Honored for Excellence in Chemistry Didactics

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Professor Michael Tausch, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, has been awarded the inaugural Heinz Schmidkunz Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCH, German Chemical Society). The award recognizes outstanding contributions to research into the teaching of chemistry, teacher training, and the development of material for teaching chemistry in schools. It was presented at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum 2015 in Dresden, Germany, on August 31, 2015.

Professor Tausch’s work includes photochemistry in science education, curriculum innovation, and the development of didactic materials on silicones and cyclodextrins.

Michael Tausch
studied chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, from 1967 to 1972. He subsequently studied mathematics and educational sciences in Bremen and Oldenburg, both Germany, and received his Ph.D from the University of Bremen in 1981. He was a teacher for chemistry and mathematics from 1976–1996. In 1996, he completed his habilitation at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. and became Professor for Chemistry and Chemical Education there. In 2005, he moved to the Department for Chemistry Didactics at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany.

Among other honors, Professor Tausch has received the Friedrich-Stromeyer Preis of the GDCh in 1994 and the Johann-Joachim Becher-Preis of the J. J. Becher-Gesellschaft in 2007.

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