65th Birthday: Michael Röper

65th Birthday: Michael Röper

Author: ChemViews (Photo: Ⓒ BASF SE)

Professor Michael Röper, formerly BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, celebrates his 65th birthday on May 2, 2016.

Michael Röper received his Ph.D. in chemistry at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany, where he also finished his habilitation. In 1985, he joined the R&D division of BASF SE, where he developed products and processes with an emphasis on homogeneous catalysis. He later was appointed Vice President R&D Cooperation at BASF.

Starting in 2007, he was responsible for BASF’s university cooperation program, especially in the field of publicly funded projects. As part of his work, he developed thematic input for national funding programs as well as for the 7th framework program (FP7) of the European Union. He also participated in the European Technology Platform (ETP) SusChem.

Professor Röper teaches industrial organic chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He also is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry.

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