Honoring the European Spirit: 37 ChemPubSoc Europe Luminaries Light the Way

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180813 CPSE Fellows2018

ChemPubSoc Europe, a partnership of 16 European chemical societies, honors Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa together with 36 eminent chemists for their outstanding service to European chemistry. ChemPubSoc Europe’s publishing program to showcase the best in chemistry, and research from Europe in particular, started with Chemistry - A European Journal in 1995 upon the initiative of another Nobel Laureate, Jean-Marie Lehn. Only a little later, exactly 20 years ago, the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry and the European Journal of Organic Chemistry followed as a result of a merger of a number of national journals, a move enthusiastically welcomed by researchers and librarians alike. On the occasion of this anniversary Jean-Marie Lehn remarked:
“Politicians and news commentators tell us that Europe is in crisis. European science, and in particular chemistry, is not. Here chemistry has shown the way by creating a series of truly European chemistry journals of international spirit, an initiative that is more important than ever!”

Today ChemPubSoc Europe publishes together with Wiley-VCH 15 journals and their open magazine ChemViews; over 90.000 peer-reviewed, high quality articles have been published. All this was only possible because many chemists in Europe and the world over have supported ChemPubSoc Europe and its products with their chemical research and expertise as authors, referees, and in a myriad of other ways. Some stood out and are honored as ChemPubSoc Europe Fellows. After an initial 35 ChemPubSoc Europe Fellows were named in 2015, this year the following Professors are honored, whereof three SCS members from Switzerland:

Karl-Heinz Altmann (Switzerland), Didier Astruc (France), Piotr Bałczewski (Poland), Vincenzo Balzani (Italy), Koen Binnemans (Belgium), Elisabeth Bouwman (Netherlands), Marie José Calhorda (Portugal), Bernard Lucas Feringa (Netherlands), Ferenc Fülöp (Hungary), Leticia Gonzáles (Austria), Michael Grätzel (Switzerland), Günter Grampp (Austria), Karol Lesław Grela (Poland), Daniel Tomasz Gryko (Poland), A. Stephen K. Hashmi (Germany), Hermenegildo García (Spain), Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (Germany), Anny Jutand (France), C. Oliver Kappe (Austria), E. Peter Kündig (Switzerland), Nazario Martín (Spain), E.W. Bert Meijer (Netherlands), Carmen Nájera (Spain),Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou (USA), Per-Ola Norrby (Sweden), Berit Olofsson (Sweden), Spyros P. Perlepes (Greece), Rinaldo Poli (France), Maurizio Prato (Italy), Jana Roithová (Czech Republic), Wolfgang Schuhmann (Germany), Radovan Šebesta (Slovakia), Roberta Sessoli (Italy), Artur M. S. Silva (Portugal), Licheng Sun (Sweden), Veronique Van Speybroeck (Belgium), Dušan Velič (Slovakia).

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The Swiss Chemical Society likes to thank Prof. K.-H. Altmann, Prof. M. Grätzel and Prof. E. Peter Kündig for their support and their committment and likes to congratulate the awardees for receiving the CPSE Fellowship.


The Fellowship was established in 2015. It is the highest award given by ChemPubSoc Europe and it is announced as a run up to the biennial EuCheMS Chemistry Congress to foster the European Spirit. It will be celebrated at a reception during the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Liverpool 28th August 2018.

ChemPubSoc Europe is the partnership of 16 European chemical societies with ca. 70 000 members that publishes 15 high-quality journals and its open magazine ChemViews on ChemistryViews. It supports the chemical societies both financially and in all publishing issues that support their aims to facilitate the dissemination of chemical knowledge within their European countries and worldwide. 

Wiley-VCH is a publishing centre of excellence and part of John Wiley Sons, Inc founded in 1921 by German chemical societies and associations. It is located in Weinheim, Berlin and Zurich and the home of ca 150 editorial offices to publish with and for many societies worldwide. 

Wiley, founded in 1807 in Manhattan is a global research and education company, it helps people and organizations develop and organize the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. It partners with more learned societies, e.g. German Chemical Society, ChemPubSoc Europe, ACES and EMBO, than any other publisher worldwide. Its online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work.