The Board of Directors of the GDCh awards the Carl Duisberg Plaque to personalities who have made special contributions to the promotion of chemistry and the goals of the GDCh.
The prize was donated by Bayer AG, Leverkusen in 1953 and commemorates the namesake Carl Duisberg. Duisberg was a prominent industrial chemist and longtime chairman of the GDCh predecessor organization Verein Deutscher Chemiker. He was one of the driving forces behind the founding of IG Farben and played a key role in founding the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
Despite these merits, the dark sides of his vita should not be forgotten: Duisberg played a key role in preparing for the use of poison gas by German troops in World War I and played an inglorious role in the forced conscription 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 Directors 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 groups on anthropogenic changes in the atmosphere and 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 Dust" and as the author of books and articles in the publication organs of the GDCh, he has significantly shaped and is responsible for the scientific competence of the GDCh in this area.
Christoph Meinel, Regensburg
Reinhard Zellner, Duisburg-Essen
|Eva E. Wille, Weinheim
|Gunther Gauglitz, Tuebingen
|Wolfgang Flad, Stuttgart
Annie Dalbéra, Paris/France
Karlheinz Schmidt, Bonn
|Gottfried Markl, Regensburg
|Heribert Offermanns, Frankfurt a. M
|Ernst Biekert, Limburgerhof
|Eberhard Weise, Monheim
|Wolfgang Fritsche, Frankfurt a. M
|Jan Thesesing, Darmstadt
|Kurt Hansen, Leverkusen
|Karl Ernst Quentin, Munich
|Klaus Weissermel, Frankfurt a. M
|Heinrich Hellmann, Marl
|Wilhelm Fresenius, Wiesbaden
|Rolf Sammet, Frankfurt a. M
|Adolf Steinhofer, Ludwigshafen
|Rudolf Wolf, Frankfurt a. M
|Heinrich Schackmann, Duisburg
|Karl Winnacker, Frankfurt a. M
|Carl Wurster, Ludwigshafen
|Wilhelm Klemm, Munster
|Otto Bayer, Leverkusen
|Ulrich Haberland, Leverkusen
|Ernest Kuss, Duisburg
Theo Goldschmidt, Essen
Karl Ziegler, Mühlheim ad Ruhr
The selection committee consists of the current incumbent board.
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