For his outstanding contributions to the Swiss chemical community, Prof. E Peter Kündig was awarded the SCS Honorary Membership.
The distinction is given in recognition of his research achievements in organic synthesis and catalysis with transition metals during his career but also in recognition of his far-ranging and thoughtful management as president of the Platform Chemistry of the Academy of Natural Sciences in the years 2007–2009 and as president of the Swiss Chemical Society in the past six years since 2010.
The ceremony took place at the Zunfthaus zum Rüden, Zürich, on the occasion of the SCS Fall Meeting 2016 dinner on September 14.
E. Peter Kündig was born 1946 in Weinfelden, Switzerland and got his MSc degree (Dipl.chem) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 1971. For his PhD studies he joined the group of Prof. Geoffrey A. S. Ozin at the Toronto University in Canada and succeeded his thesis in 1975.
After a Postdoc at University of Bristol, UK, with Prof. P. Timms he moved to the University of Geneva in 1978 and accepted an Assistant Professorship. In 1986 he became Associate Professor followed by 22 years as Full Professor in Organic Chemistry until 2012. Since then Peter is Emeritus Professor at University of Geneva.
In the name of the SCS Board of Directores, the SCS Executive Board, the SCS Award Board and all members of the Swiss Chemical Society we like to congratulate you again for your contributions and your enormous engagement for the community.
David Spichiger, SCS