The board of the GDCh awards the Carl Duisberg plaque to chemists who have made special contributions to promoting chemistry and the goals of the GDCh.
The award was donated in 1953 by Bayer AG, Leverkusen and commemorates the namesake Carl Duisberg. Duisberg was a prominent industrial chemist and long-time chairman of the GDCh's predecessor organization, the Association of German Chemists. He was one of the driving forces behind the founding of IG Farben and was instrumental in founding the German National Academic Foundation.
In spite of these merits, the dark sides of his vita must not be forgotten: Duisberg was significantly involved in the preparation of the use of poison gas by the German troops in World War I and played an inglorious role in the compulsory obligation and deportation of foreign civilians for the German armaments industry.
Professor Christoph Meinel was awarded the Carl Duisberg Plaque for his special contribution to the understanding of chemistry in its scientific,
social and cultural dimensions honored. Through his historical work, Christoph Meinel played a key role in clarifying the conditions and consequences of scientific change. He promoted the global networking of the history of chemistry and made a significant contribution to the dialogue between science and society.
The board of the GDCh awarded Professor Reinhard Zellner the Carl Duisberg plaque in recognition of his pioneering scientific work on the chemistry of the natural and polluted atmosphere, the initiation and coordination of large research networks on anthropogenic changes in the atmosphere and the climate, and the successful communication of these results in the GDCh, in environmental policy and in public. Through his work as long-time chairman of the joint committees ?Chemistry, Air Quality and Climate? and ?Fine Dusts? as well as the author of books and articles in the GDCh's publications, he has significantly shaped and is responsible for the GDCh's scientific responsibility in this area.
Christoph Meinel, Regensburg
Reinhard Zellner, Buisburg-Essen
|2013||Eva E. Wille, Weinheim|
|2012||Günther Gauglitz, Tübingen|
|2010||Wolfgang Flad, Stuttgart|
Annie Dalbéra, Paris / France
Karlheinz Schmidt, Bonn
|2000||Gottfried Märkl, Regensburg|
|1997||Heribert Offermanns, Frankfurt a. M.|
|1993||Ernst Biekert, Limburgerhof|
|1992||Eberhard Weise, Monheim|
|1991||Wolfgang Fritsche, Frankfurt a. M.|
|1989||Jan Thesing, Darmstadt|
|1988||Kurt Hansen, Leverkusen|
|1986||Karl-Ernst Quentin, Munich|
|1982||Klaus Weissermel, Frankfurt a. M.|
|1980||Heinrich Hellmann, Marl|
|1977||Wilhelm Fresenius, Wiesbaden|
|1976||Rolf Sammet, Frankfurt a. M.|
|1973||Adolf Steinhofer, Ludwigshafen|
|1972||Rudolf Wolf, Frankfurt a. M.|
|1970||Heinrich Schackmann, Duisburg|
|1968||Karl Winnacker, Frankfurt a. M.|
|1965||Carl Wurster, Ludwigshafen|
|1963||Wilhelm Klemm, Munster|
|1960||Otto Bayer, Leverkusen|
|1958||Ulrich Haberland, Leverkusen|
|1956||Ernst Kuss, Duisburg|
Theo Goldschmidt, Essen
Karl Ziegler, Mühlheim ad Ruhr
The selection committee consists of the current incumbent board.
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