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Call for nominations of outstanding catalysis researchers for the Otto Roelen Medal 2012

In 2012, the 7th Otto Roelen Medal will be awarded for outstanding achievements in catalysis research. DECHEMA invites researchers and scientists to propose interna-tional candidates who have made significant contributions in this field, especially with regard to application-oriented research. The Otto Roelen Medal is endowed with 5,000 Euro and sponsored by the Oxea Group. Nominations will be evaluated by the Expert Committee of the Otto Roelen Medal. The prize will be awarded in a public ceremony at the International Congress of Catalysis 2012 in Munich.

Proposals for nominations should be submitted to DECHEMA e.V., c/o Prof. Kurt Wagemann, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt, before November 15th, 2011. Proposals should be accompanied by a detailed justification, the candidate's CV and a list of publications and patents as well as exemplary publications in recognized scientific journals. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The Otto Roelen Medal was initiated in 1997 by Hoechst AG and is named after the discoverer of hydroformulation. Originally limited to the field of homogeneous catalysis, the prize is now open to international researchers in the whole field of catalysis. Former award-winners include Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller, Institut für Organische Katalyseforschung (1997), Prof. Dr. Kay Severin, ETH Lausanne/CH (2005) and Prof. Dr. Michael Buchmeiser, Universität Stuttgart (2010). A complete list is available on




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