em. Prof. Dr. Helmut Simon (CV)

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I was born on April 14, 1927 in Würzburg and moved with my parents 1930 to Ludwigshafen/Rh.
After studying chemistry at the University of Mainz from April 1946 for four semesters I changed then to the University of Heidelberg where I became Dr. rer nat. in February 1954. Working for my rer. nat. thesis with Prof. F. Weygand I received simultaneously a position as a scientific assistant of Prof. K. Freudenberg for directing the microanalytical laboratory of the chemistry department for about 2.5 years. From fall 1954 until spring 1964 I continued to work in the group of F. Weygand in Heidelberg, Tübingen, Technical University Berlin, and TH Munich.
After finishing my habilitation in 1960 in Munich I got 1964 calls for a professorship in Berkeley, USA, a chair in Organic Chemistry from the University of Lausanne and for a chair of Chemistry and Agricultural Technology at the Faculty for Agriculture in Weihenstephan. I decided myself for the latter position. In 1971 I followed an offer for a newly founded chair for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at TUM in Munich. In this position I stayed until March 31, 1994. For the next three years I was a substitute of the successor. The chair was split into two. One (Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie und Biochemie) was occupied by A. Bacher and the other (Lehrstuhl für Biotechnologie) by J. Buchner.

More details can be seen in Nachr. Chem. Tech. Lab. 40, 630-631 1992, and Mitt. TUM 4, 96/97, 46-48.

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