Herbert W. Roesky#


Herbert W. Roesky
Email:hroesky 'at' gwdg.de
Membership Number:1766
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:hroesky
Homepage: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/46240.html








Present and Previous Positions

  • 2003 Professor Emeritus
  • 1985 - 1987 Dean of the Fachbereich Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 1980 - 2003 Director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 1973 - 1976 Director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the J.-W.-G. Universität, Frankfurt am Main
  • 1971 - 1980 Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
  • 1970 Universitätsdozent
  • 1967 Habilitation Thesis "Chemistry of Substituted Phosphates"

Fields of Scholarship

  • homogeneous catalysis
  • new materials with main group elements of groups 2, 13, 14 and 19 of the periodical system
  • compounds with elements of low oxidation states

Honours and Awards

  • 1983 Member of the Academy of Sciences Göttingen
  • 1984 Visiting Professor at the University of Auburn, USA
  • 1986 Member of the Academy of Scientists "Leopoldina" in Halle/Saale
  • 1987 Visiting Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987 Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at Vienna
  • 1990 Georg-Ernst-Stahl-Medal
  • 1990 Dr. Sc. (hon.) Nankai-University, Tienjin, China
  • 1990 West Coast Lecturer, USA
  • 1991 Member of the Senate of the Academy of Scientists "Leopoldina"
  • 1992 Dr. rer. nat. h.c. University Bielefeld
  • 1992 Visiting Professor at Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan
  • 1994 Dr. sc. chem. h.c. Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
  • 1995 Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, USA
  • 1995 George and Pauline Watt Centennial Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • 1995 Frontier Lecturer, A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • 1995 Dr. h.c. University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 1996 Honorary Fellow of the National Indian Academy
  • 1997 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1997 Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society of India
  • 1999 Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1999 Corresponding Member of the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2000 Dr. h.c. Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 2001 Honorary member of the Chemical Research Society of India
  • 1960 Wöhler - Award
  • 1970 Dozenten - Award of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
  • 1985 Centenary Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 1985 Award of the Minister of Sciences in France
  • 1986 French Alexander-von-Humboldt-Award
  • 1987 Leibniz-Award
  • 1990 Alfred-Stock-Memorial Award
  • 1994 Manfred and Wolfgang Flad Award
  • 1995 Literature Award of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
  • 1997 Carus Medal of Leopoldina
  • 1998 Carus Award of the City of Schweinfurt
  • 1998 Grand Prix de la Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie
  • 1999 ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry
  • 1998 Wilkinson Prize
  • 2004 Rao Award of the Chemical Research Society of India
  • 2004 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry
  • 2004/2005 Wittig-Grignard-Award, France
  • 2009 Prix International Henri Moissan


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