Torbjörn Norin#

Michael Huth
Email:tnorin 'at'
Membership Number:123
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1999 Emeritus Professor at KTH
  • 1993-1997 Chairman of the Department of Chemistry
  • 1969 was appointed Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chairman of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Wood Chemistry
  • 1966-1969 Head of the Wood Chemistry Laboratory at KTH
  • 1966-1972 Director of Research and Head of the Chemistry Department at the Swedish Forest Products Research Laboratory (STFI)
  • 1964-1966 Acting Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Umeä
  • 1962-1964 Assistant Professor at KTH

Fields of Scholarship
  • synthetic organic
  • chemistry
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • enzymes in organic synthesis
  • biocatalysis
  • the chemistry of natural products and biologically active compounds of natural origin
  • the chemistry and properties of surfactants
  • chemical interactions
  • molecular recognition chemistry

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Board of Research Directors of the Swedish Forest Products Research Laboratory (Chairman, 1969-1973)
  • Member of the Boards of Directors of the Swedish Institute of Surface Chemistry (Chairman, 1989-2000)
  • Member of the Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute (1990-1997)
  • Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
  • Member of the Division of Biomolecular and Organic Chemistry (1989-2003), as a co-opted member (1989-1995), then as a titular member (1995 to 2003), and in leadership roles as Vice President (1998-1999), President (2000-2001), and Past President (2002-2003)
  • the Norblad-Ekstrands medal of the Swedish Chemical Society for outstanding contributions to research in chemistry
  • the Oscar Carlson medal for his contributions to the chemical sciences (1999)
  • Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow of Academia Europaea (1988)
  • Foreign member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters (1999)

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