Gmelin-Beilstein Memorial Medal 2016

Gmelin-Beilstein Memorial Medal 2016

Author: ChemViews

The Gmelin-Beilstein Memorial Medal 2016 has been awarded to Dr. Joe Pierce Richmond, Germany, by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) at the ORCHEM conference in Weimar, Germany, on September 5, 2016.

The award honors individuals for their contributions to the history of chemistry, chemical literature, or chemical information. Richmond is awarded for his contributions to the founding and development of leading journals and reference works in the field of organic chemistry.

Joe Pierce Richmond, born in Wilmington, DE, USA, studied chemistry at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. 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 to 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, in 1975.

Richmond 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 to 1986. Richmond worked for Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, from 1986 to 1995, and for Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, from 1996 to 1999.

Since 2000, Joe Richmond has been an independent Publishing Editor. He freelances as Scientific Editor and Advisor for Thieme Verlag and has been Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis since its inception in 2001. The journal was ranked first in applied chemistry in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports.

Selected Publications

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