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Prof. Dr.

Rolf Huisgen

Year of election: 1964
Section: Chemistry
City: Munich
Country: Germany


Rolf Huisgen was a German chemist. His research was mainly dealing with the domain of reactivity, i.e. the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction. His work was internationally valued and he accepted various guest professorships in different countries as the USA and Israel. Through his work he helped to rebuild the organic chemistry in Germany after World War II and encouraged international cooperation in scientific research in that era.


  • 1982 Awarded with the order of merit of the federal state Bavaria
  • 1979 Otto Hahn Prize for Chemistry and Physics of the German Physical Society
  • since 1964  Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1965 Awarded with the Médaille Lavoisier of the French Chemical Society
  • 1961 Awarded with the Liebig Medal of the Association of German Chemists
  • since 1960 Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1952-1988 Professor and chairman of the institute of organic chemistry at the University             of Munich
  • 1949-1952 Assiociate professor of organic chemistry at the University of Thübingen
  • 1947 Habilitation at the University of Munich Universität München
  • 1943 Dissertation at the University of Munich
  • 1939-1943 Chemical Studies at the University of Munich




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