Joachim SAUER

Classe di Scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali
già professore ordinario di Chimica fisica e teorica nella Humboldt-Universität di Berlino

Socio straniero dal 26/05/2021
Nato a Hosena il 19/04/1949

Curriculum vitae

Joachim Sauer received the Dr. rer. nat. degree in Chemistry from Humboldt University in Berlin in 1974, and the Dr. sc. nat. degree from the Academy of Sciences in (East-)Berlin in 1985. He is Senior Researcher at Humboldt University in Berlin where he was Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry from 1993 – 2017. He was Professor Invite at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and Miller-Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, California. He is external member of the Fritz Haber Institute (Max Planck Society) and member of several academies including the German National Academy Leopoldina and Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

His research has explored the application of quantum chemical methods in chemistry, with emphasis on surface science, particularly adsorption and catalysis. He has published more than 395 research papers, notably in the area of modeling the structure and reactivity of transition metal oxide catalysts, zeolites and metal-organic frameworks, and he has given more than 495 invited lectures. He was awarded with the Francis Gault Lectureship of the Federation of European Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) and the V.N. Ipatieff Lectureship of Northwestern University, Evanston/IL. He is one of the editors of Journal of Catalysis.

Joachim Sauer holds a honorary doctorate of University College London. He received the Liebig Medal of the Society of German Chemists (GDCh), the Bunsen Medal of the German Bunsen Society of Physical Chemistry (DBG), and the Schrödinger medal of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC).


Aggiornato a giugno 2021


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