The EuCheMS Award for Service 2015 has been awarded to Professor Helena Grennberg, Uppsala University, Sweden by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences. The award was presented at the 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Seville, Spain, on September 11, 2016. Another EuCheMS Award for Service was given to Professor Anthony Smith, École supérieure de chimie physique électronique de Lyon, France, at the European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) General Assembly in Gdańsk, Poland in April 2016.
The EuCheMS Award for Service honors outstanding commitment with regard to fostering chemistry and molecular sciences in Europe and the goals of EuCheMS. In addition to recognized service to EuCheMS, this may include activities in governmental, non-governmental or funding organizations, as well as publicity-related activities.
According to EuCheMS, Helena Grennberg served the chemical community in Europe in many respects and made important contributions to shaping the profile of EuCheMS. She served as Chairperson of the EuCheMS Division of Organometallic Chemistry, as a Member of the EuCheMS Executive Board from 2007 to 2013, as Scientific Chair of the 5th European Chemistry Congress in Istanbul 2014, and as President of the Swedish Chemical Society since 2012.
Helena Grennberg studied chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden, and earned her PhD in organic chemistry in 1992. From 1993 – 1994, she did post-doctoral research at the Université René Descartes, Paris, France. In 1996, she became “Docent” in organic chemistry at Uppsala Universit, in 1996 Senior lecturer, and in 2005 Professor of organic chemistry.
Among other honors, Helena Grennberg was awarded the Göran Gustafsson support for young investigator prize in 2004, and the Kungliga vetenskaps-societetens Benzeliusbelöning prize in 2004.
- Side-selective self-assembly of graphene and FLG on piezoelectric PVDF from suspension,
Michael Nordlund, Sumanta Bhandary, Biplab Sanyal, Nils Almqvist, Torbjörn Löfqvist, Helena Grennberg,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2016, 49, 07LT01.
- High mobility epitaxial graphene devices via aqueous-ozone processing,
Tom Yager, Matthew J. Webb, Helena Grennberg, Rositsa Yakimova, Samuel Lara-Avila, Sergey Kubatkin,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 106, 063503.
- Synthesis and Properties of Bis-Porphyrin Molecular Tweezers: Effects of Spacer Flexibility on Binding and Supramolecular Chirogenesis,
Magnus Blom, Sara Norrehed, Claes-Henrik Andersson, Hao Huang, Mark Light, Jonas Bergquist, Helena Grennberg, Adolf Gogoll,
Molecules 2015, 21, 16.
- How Close Can You Get? Studies of Ultrafast Light-Induced Processes in Ruthenium- Fullerene Dyads with Short Pyrazolino and Pyrrolidino Links,
Susanne Karlsson, Judit Modin, Hans-Christian Becker, Leif Hammarström, Helena Grennberg,
Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 7286–7294.
- Synthesis of Nanostructured Tungsten Oxide Thin Films,
Erika Widenkvist, Ronald A. Quinlan, Brian C. Holloway, Helena Grennberg, Ulf Jansson,
Cryst. Growth Des. 2008, 8, 3750–3753.
- Substituent Effects on the Basicity of 3,7-Diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes,
Lauri Toom, Agnes Kütt, Ivari Kaljurand, Ivo Leito, Henrik Ottosson, Helena Grennberg, Adolf Gogoll,
J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 7155–7164.