Klaus Unger, formerly University of Mainz, Germany, a distinguished researcher in the field of porous materials and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), celebrates his 80th birthday on June 16, 2016.
Professor Unger’s research interests are the design and synthesis of porous materials as adsorbents and catalysts, their surface functionalization and characterization, and their use in liquid chromatography.
Klaus Unger studied chemistry at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, where he also received his Ph.D. in 1965. He remained in Darmstadt, finished his habilitation there in 1969, and was appointed as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. From 1976 to 2001, he was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany. From 2001 to 2009, he worked at the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, as Senior Researcher in the field of bioseparation.
Among many other honors, Professor Unger has received the Pregl Medal by the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry in 1991, the A. J. P. Martin medal by the Royal Chromatography Society, London, in 1993, the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Award for Chromatography in 1995, and the CASSS (California Separation Science Society) Annual Scientific Achievement Award in 2010.
Selected Publications by Klaus Unger
- Characterization of microscopic disorder in reconstructed porous materials and assessment of mass transport-relevant structural descriptors,
Tibor Müllner, Klaus K. Unger, Ulrich Tallarek,
New J. Chem. 2016, 40, 3993–4015.
- Adsorbents and columns in analytical high-performance liquid chromatography: A perspective with regard to development and understanding,
Klaus K. Unger, Athanasios I. Liapis,
J. Sep. Sci. 2012, 35, 1201–1212.
- Liquid Chromatography – Its Development and Key Role in Life Science Applications,
Klaus K. Unger, R. Ditz, E. Machtejevas, R. Skudas,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2300–2312.
- Particle packed columns and monolithic columns in high-performance liquid chromatography-comparison and critical appraisal,
Klaus K. Unger, Romas Skudas, Michael M. Schulte,
J. Chromatogr. A 2008, 1184, 393–415.
- Pore structural characterization of monolithic silica columns by inverse size-exclusion chromatography,
Brian A. Grimes, Romas Skudas, Klaus K. Unger, Dieter Lubda,
J. Chromatogr. A 2007, 1144, 14–29.
- Characterization of mesoporous silica and its pseudomorphically transformed derivative by gas and liquid adsorption,
Julien Iapichella, Juan-Miguel Meneses, Isabelle Beurroies, Renaud Denoyel, Zöfre Bayram-Hahn, Klaus Unger, Anne Galarneau,
Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2007, 102, 111–121.
Also of Interest
- Klaus Unger Turns 75,
ChemViews Mag. 2011.
Klaus Unger, formerly Johannes-Gutenberg University, Germany, celebrates his 75th birthday
- Klaus Unger Received CASSS Prize,
ChemViews Mag. 2010.
Klaus K. Unger, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, received CASSS Scientific Achievement Award