Chemistry Europe Fellows

Chemistry Europe Fellows

Chemistry Europe Fellows Program

The Chemistry Europe Fellows Program was established in 2015 by the Chemistry Europe Presidents and Representatives to recognize members of the Chemistry Europe societies for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Chemistry Europe and their service to at least one member society.

The Chemistry Europe Fellows Program is established to foster the identity of Chemistry Europe within continental Europe but is not limited to that continent. It is the highest honor given by Chemistry Europe.

Fellows receive a certificate and retain the designation as Chemistry Europe Fellow for life.

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There are now a total of 128 Chemistry Europe Fellows and 8 Honorary Fellows.

Chemistry Europe Fellows

 (with the change of the name from ChemPubSoc Europe to Chemistry Europe, the name of the Fellows also changed accordingly)


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  • Nominees must be current members in good standing of one of Chemistry Europe’s member societies.
  • Former members or deceased members will not be considered.
  • Current Wiley-VCH staff and senior editorial staff of Chemistry Europe titles are not eligible to be nominees.
  • Nomination for other awards—including national or regional Chemistry Europe member society awards—does not disqualify a member from being nominated.




  • Current members of the Wiley-VCH staff, Chemistry Europe title’s senior editorial staff, and represenatives of the Chemistry Europe societies are eligible to be nominators.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.



Selection Criteria
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    • Chemistry Europe Fellows are selected by the Chemistry Europe Presidents based on proposals by the board of national societies.
    • The selection is based on documented excellence and leadership that has an impact on Chemistry Europe and on at least one member society.


    • Appropriate activities might include, but are not limited, to the following:
    • Outstanding authorship;
    • Outstanding referee activity;
    • Superior achievements in starting and promoting the Chemistry Europe program

      • These include but are not limited to:
      • introducing new ideas to support the vision of Chemistry Europe
      • outstanding services in a working group
      • special promotion of Chemistry Europe and the nominee’s national society via social media and/or at events
      • using synergies to link Chemistry Europe and national societies more closely and increase their visibility
      • supporting joint Chemistry Europe and society events
      • outstanding participation in Virtual Symposia
      • championing the advancement/mentoring of early career researchers in Chemistry Europe and the community
      • mentoring women in science
      • promoting diversity within Chemistry Europe
      • superior services to a Chemistry Europe journal
      • these include but are not limited to
      • superior services to a Chemistry Europe journal and the magazine ChemistryViews
      • being a very active Board Member
      • outstanding contributions to accurate and timely communications about a certain topic
      • introducing new theme areas
      • regular author of ChemistryViews (and/or a national magazine)
      • being an imaginative supporter to help a Chemistry Europe journal to become leading journal in its field
      • great journal and brand ambassador
    • A nominee who is not selected may be re-nominated in subsequent years. However, nominations will not be carried over from year to year.



Nomination Process
  • The Chemistry Europe Fellows will be announced and honored at the biannual EuChemS conference or during appropriate national meetings in the years in-between.
  • Nominations should include the name, educational background, professional history (no more than 200 words), as well as contributions to Chemistry Europe (no more than 300 words). The submission must document that the nominee’s accomplishments, excellence, and leadership are having a lasting impact on Chemistry Europe and its member societies.
  • Nominations for the Chemistry Europe Fellows must be sent to Dr. Vera Koester, Secretary Chemistry Europe Fellows Program.
  • The new Fellows Class 2022/2023 will be announced in spring 2024; nomination will open in 2023

For questions please contact Dr. Vera Koester, Secretary General of the Chemistry Europe Fellows Program, at [email protected]

(Please note: Chemistry Europe was called ChemPubSoc Europe before March 2020)