2019 Spiers Memorial Award Winner
Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis
Awarded for the development of practical homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable chemical transformations
About the Winner
Matthias Beller, born 1962 in Gudensberg, studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he completed his PhD thesis in 1989 in the group of L.-F. Tietze. As recipient of a Liebig scholarship, he then spent a one-year with K. B. Sharpless at MIT, USA. From 1991 to 1995, Beller worked in industry. Then, he moved to the Technical University of München as Professor for Inorganic Chemistry. In 1998, he relocated to Rostock to head the Institute for Organic Catalysis, which became in 2006 the Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis. The work of his group has been published in >870 original publications, reviews and >120 patent applications have been filed (H-index: 118).
Matthias Beller is also Vice President of the Leibniz Society - one of the major science organizations in Germany and a member of the German National Academia of Science "Leopoldina" and three other Academies of Sciences.
Professor Matthias Beller
Leibniz-Institiute for Catalysis
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