Torbjörn Norin#


Michael Huth
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:123
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Elected:1988
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Homepage(s):http://www.kth.se/gemensamt/sok-anstalld?_flowId=user-flow&kthId=u19st44d

Torbjörn Norin passed away April 16, 2020.

Positions Held
  • 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
  • Chemistry of natural products and biologically active compounds of natural origin
  • 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)
  • 1990 - 1997 Member of the Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute
  • 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)
  • Norblad-Ekstrands medal of the Swedish Chemical Society for outstanding contributions to research in chemistry
  • 1999 Oscar Carlson medal for his contributions to the chemical sciences
  • Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 1988 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1999 Foreign member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters


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