Van ’t Hoff Award Lectureship 2015 for Klaus Müllen

6 May 2015

Professor Klaus Müllen has been selected as the Van ‘t Hoff Award Lecturer 2015 for chemistry. He will deliver his Award Lecture on 1 December 2015 at the annual Dutch Chemistry Symposium CHAINS (30 November - 2 December) in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

About Klaus Müllen

460 Muellen Prof Dr KlausProfessor Müllen is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. He has made an unparalleled contribution to the chemical sciences by combining advanced organic synthesis and materials science. His group has synthesized novel functional materials such nano-graphene, dendrimers, conjugated oligomers and polymers with high precision, leading to new insights into the structure-property relationship of these materials. In addition, many new organic electronic devices are based on the chemistry of the Müllen group.

About the Van ’t Hoff Foundation

460 Jacobus Hendricus van 't HoffThe Van ’t Hoff Foundation, part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, was established in 1913 in memory of chemist and Academy member Jacobus Henricus van ’t Hoff (1852-1911). He received the first Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1901) for his pioneering research into chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions. The Van ‘t Hoff Foundation actively promotes the chemical sciences to draw attention to their importance and their pivotal role in society. On special occasions, the Advisory Committee of the Van ’t Hoff Foundation awards the Van ‘t Hoff Award Lectureship to an eminent world-leading chemist.


NWO Chemical Sciences will organise CHAINS 2015: the Dutch chemistry conference from 30 November – 2 December 2015 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

CHAINS brings together chemists from all the chemical subdisciplines to share state-of-the-art scientific breakthroughs in chemistry. The goal of CHAINS is the cross-fertilisation of knowledge, ideas and relationships. CHAINS also aims to connect chemists at different stages in their careers in a stimulating environment.