The Liebig Memorial Medal 2016 has been awarded to Professor Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany, and University of Potsdam, by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society). The prize was presented at the 129th Meeting of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ, Society of German Natural Scientists and Physicians), on September 10, 2016.
The award honors Antonietti’s outstanding research at the interface of polymer chemistry and nanoscience, including his contributions to chemical energy storage and sustainable chemistry.
Markus Antonietti studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1985 under the supervision of Hans Sillescu. He finished his habilitation in physical chemistry, also in Mainz, in 1990, and became Associate Professor there in 1991. In 1992, Antonietti joined the University of Marburg, Germany, as Full Professor. Since 1993, he works in Potsdam, Germany, as Director for Colloid Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and Full Professor at the University of Potsdam.
Among other honors, Antonietti has received the Goldschmidt–Elhuyar Award of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica (RSEQ, Spanish Chemical Society) in 2003, the Grignard–Wittig Award of the Société Chimique de France (SCF, French Chemical Society) in 2011, and several honorary doctorates. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of a number of scientific journals, including Colloid and Polymer Science, Materials Horizons, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Progress in Polymer Science, and Small. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
- Phenyl-Modified Carbon Nitride Quantum Dots with Distinct Photoluminescence Behavior,
Qianling Cui, Jingsan Xu, Xiaoyu Wang, Lidong Li, Markus Antonietti, Menny Shalom,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 3672–3676.
- Small is Beautiful: Challenges and Perspectives of Nano/Meso/Microscience,
Small 2016, 12, 2107–2114.
- Synthesis of novel 2-d carbon materials: sp2 carbon nanoribbon packing to form well-defined nanosheets,
Xiaofeng Liu, Nina Fechler, Markus Antonietti, Marc Georg Willinger, Robert Schlögl,
Mater. Horiz. 2016, 3, 214–219.
- From Filter Paper to Functional Actuator by Poly(Ionic Liquid)-Modified Graphene Oxide,
Haojie Song, Huijuan Lin, Markus Antonietti, Jiayin Yuan,
Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 3, 1500743.
- Polymeric Graphitic Carbon Nitride as a Heterogeneous Organocatalyst: From Photochemistry to Multipurpose Catalysis to Sustainable Chemistry,
Yong Wang, Xinchen Wang, Markus Antonietti,
Angew, Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 68–89.
- Mesocrystals and Nonclassical Crystallization,
Helmut Cöelfen, Markus Antonietti,
Wiley, Chichester, 2008.
- Graphitic carbon nitride materials: variation of structure and morphology and their use as metal-free catalysts,
Arne Thomas, Anna Fischer, Frederic Goettmann, Markus Antonietti, Jens-Oliver Müller, Robert Schlögl, Johan M. Carlsson,
J. Mater. Chem. 2008, 18, 4893–4908.
- A metal-free polymeric photocatalyst for hydrogen production from water under visible light,
Xinchen Wang, Kazuhiko Maeda, Arne Thomas, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Gang Xin, Johan M. Carlsson, Kazunari Domen, Markus Antonietti,
Nat. Mater. 2008, 8, 76–80.
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