Franc Meyer Receives GDCh Prize for Inorganic Chemistry

Franc Meyer Receives GDCh Prize for Inorganic Chemistry

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Franc Meyer, University of Göttingen, Germany, has received the GDCh Prize for Inorganic Chemistry from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society). The award honors outstanding scientific work in the field of inorganic chemistry and is endowed with EUR 7,500. It was presented at the 21st Conference on Inorganic Chemistry on September 26, 2022.

Meyer receives the award for his constant scientific excellence in the field of coordination chemistry, especially in the field of cooperative effects between multinary metal centers, in which he plays a leading role worldwide. His research interests include, e.g., biomimetic iron-sulfur clusters, the bimetallic activation of small molecules, hybrid systems for electro- and photocatalytic water oxidation, merging bioinorganic and organometallic concepts for catalysis, and molecular nanoswitches.

Franc Meyer, born in 1965 in Hamburg, Germany, studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1993. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, completed his habilitation at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 2000. In 2001, he joined the University of Göttingen, where he still serves as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. 

Among other honors, Meyer has received a Liebig Fellowship from the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI, German Chemical Industry Fund) in 1995, a Heisenberg Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) in 2000, and the Freudenberg Award  from the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (Heidelberg Academy of Science), Germany, in 2001. He is an Ordinary Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, a Member of the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, Sweden, and a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

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