Van’t Hoff Award Lectureship for Klaus Müllen
Mainz/Veldhoven. Professor Klaus Müllen, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany was selected as the Van’t Hoff Award Lecturer 2015 for chemistry. He gave his Award Lecture on December 1 at the annual Dutch Chemistry Symposium CHAINS (Chemistry As INnovating Science) in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.
Professor Müllen was selected for his major contributions to the chemical sciences. The selection committee wrote: “Combining advanced organic synthesis and materials science, his group has synthesized novel functional materials such as nano-graphene, dendrimers, conjugated oligomers and polymers with high precision. It led to new insights into the structure-property relationship of these materials. Many new organic electronic devices are also based on the research of the group.”
CHAINS brings together chemists from all chemical subdisciplines to share scientific breakthroughs in chemistry. With as many as 1500 participants, it is the largest scientific chemistry congress in the Netherlands.