Biographical Data (1996)

Professor em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hubert Schmidbaur
Technical University of Munich
Inorganic Chemistry Institute
Lichtenbergstrasse 4
D-85747 Garching, Germany


Professor em. Hubert Schmidbaur, Dr. rer. nat., Dr. h.c.
Chair of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Head, Inorganic Chemistry Institute
Technical University of Munich

Born December 31st, 1934, in Landsberg, Bavaria.
German citizen.


Professional Data

University of Munich 1953-1960, Chemistry, Dr. rer. nat. 1960,
University of Marburg 1960-1965, Assistent Professor, Lecturer, Habilitation,
University of Würzburg 1965-1973, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry,
Technical University of Munich 1973-present,
Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry,
Head, Inorganic Chemistry Institute,
Dean of Sciences 1977-1979,
Member of the Academic Senate 1977-1979,
Member of University Budget Committee 1991-1998.


Visiting Professor

at University of Edinburgh 1970,
at University of Kyoto 1978 (JSPS, 1978),
at University of Melbourne 1986,
at Texas A&M University 1989,
at University of Hiroshima (JSPS, 1993),
at University of Western Ontario 1993,
at University of Auckland, 1994,
Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University, Canberra, 2004,
Associate Professor at The University of Stellenbosch, 2003-2006.
Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore, 2008,
Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi-Arabien, since 2011.


Awards and Honours

Chemistry Prize, Verband der Chemischen Industrie, 1965,
F. S. Kipping Award, Americal Chemical Society, 1974,
Alfred Stock Medal, German Chemical Society, 1982,
G. W. Leibniz Award, German Science Foundation, 1986,
Dwyer Memorial Medal, Univ. New South Wales, Sydney, 1986,
J. C. Bailar Medal, University of Illinois, 1987,
Cross of Merit, First Class, Federal Republic of Germany, 1991,
Ludwig Mond Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, London 1994,
Wacker Silikon-Preis, German Chemical Society, 1996,
Bonner Chemiepreis, Pinguin Foundation, 1998,
Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst, 2010.


Academy Memberships

Göttingen Academy of Sciences, 1988,
Leopoldina Academy, 1990,
Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Helsinki, 1991,
Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte, 1992,
Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich 1993.
akatech, Convent of Engineering Sciences, Union of German Academies, 2002.


Endowed Lectureships

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 1978,
A. D. Little Lectureship, MIT, Cambridge, Mass., 1980,
Centenary Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1984,
Pacific West Coast Inorganic Lectureship, US and Canada, 1986,
Willsmore Lectureship, University of Melbourne, 1986,
Visiting Lecturer Medal, University of Helsinki, 1987,
3M Lectureship, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1992/3,
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 1993,
University of Auckland Foundation, 1994,
Ludwig Mond Lecture, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1995,
Egon Wiberg Lectureship, University of Munich, 1997,
Coover Lecture, Iowa State University, 1997,
Seaborg Lectures, University of California, Berkeley, 1997,
Birch Lecture, Australian National University, Research School of Chemistry, Canberra, 1999,
Gordon Stone Lecture, University of Bristol, Bristol, 2000.
Watt Centennial Lecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.


Board and Committee Memberships

German Science Foundation: Chairman, Board of Referees, Chemistry Section, 1979-1987, and Member of the Senate, 1988-1991,
Kuratorium "Research Funds of Chemical Industry": Inorganic Chemistry Representative, Frankfurt, 1983-1989,
Deutsche Gesellschaft der Naturforscher und Ärzte: Chairman, Chemistry Section, 1992 - present,
University and Academy Evaluation Committee, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 1995,
University Evaluation Committee, State of Lower Saxonia, Hannover, 1997,
GDCh-Committee: Alfred Stock and Wilhelm Klemm Award.
Scientific Advisory Board, State of Lower Saxonia, Hannover, 1997 - present,
DFG-Committee: Leibniz Award, 1995 - present.
GDCh-Committee: Arvedson-Schlenck Award, 1992 - present,
Verla-Pharm: Magnesium Award, 1992 - present,
University Evaluation Committee, State of North-Rhine-Westfalia, Düsseldorf, 1997/98.


Consultant

Expert witness (Sachverständiger) in the following courts:
Landgerichte Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Mainz, München;
Europäisches Patentgericht, Deutsches Patentgericht,
Consultant to European patent and trademark attorneys,
Consultant to national and international chemical industry and research institutions.


Chairman or Member of the Editorial Board (past or present) of the Journals

Angewandte Chemie, Weinheim,
Organometallics, Washington,
Inorganic Chemistry, Washington,
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Transactions, Cambridge,
Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, Tübingen,
Monatshefte für Chemie, Vienna,
J. Coordination Chemistry B, New York,
Synth. React. Inorg. Metalorg. Chem., New York,
Heteroatom Chemistry, New York,
Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, New York,
European Journal of Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry, Paris,
Bulletin de la Société de Chimique de France, Paris,
Inorganica Chimica Acta, Lausanne,
The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Dharhan.
Main Group Metal Chemistry, Tel Aviv/London,
Research Trends, Trivandrum, Indien.


Memberships, Professional Societies

German Chemical Society,
Swiss Chemical Society,
Royal Society of Chemistry, London,
Deutsche Gesellschaft der Naturforscher und Ärzte,
ADUC, Frankfurt.


Congresses

Chairman of the International Conference 'Gold: Progress in Science and Technology', Hanau, Germany, 1996 (250 participants),
Chairman of the 'XVIII. International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry', Munich, Germany, 1998 (1000 participants).


Publications

(Co-)Author of ca. 850 research papers, review articles and books. According to Institute of Scientific Information (Philadelphia) one of the five most-cited German chemistry authors (1968-1980 and 1980-1997).


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Annette Schier, August 2012