The SCS Division of Industrial & Applied Chemistry (DIAC) awards the DIAC Fellowship 2024 to 

Dr. Florian Kleinbeck, Novartis, Basel, 

for his tremendous impact on process chemistry and outstanding contributions in delivering innovative and breakthrough solutions in route design, (bio)catalysis, and process development for more important Novartis compounds such as Piqray, Entrestro or Leqvio.

Dr. Florian Kleinbeck will receive the certificate at the DIAC Annual Meeting at Syngenta in Münchwilen on May 2, 2024.

The three lectures are planned as follows:

  • 21. Jun 2024, 17:00h, University of Basel
    St. Johanns-Ring 19, Big Lecture Hall OC
  • 12. Sep 2024, 16.00h, dsm-firmenich
    Wurmisweg 576, Kaiseraugst
  • 9. Oct 2024, 17.15h, University of Fribourg
    Chemin du Musée 9, Big Auditorium


DIAC Fellowship Program

The nomination as DIAC Fellow is granted to distinguished scientists from Industry for significant contributions and innovations over many years in the field of industrial chemistry and chemical process technology in Switzerland. The yearly award is sponsored by the Division of Industrial & Applied Chemistry (DIAC) of the Swiss Chemical Society and consists of a prize sum of CHF 1’000 as well an invitation to give lectures at Swiss academic and industrial institutions.

Submit your nominations for the DIAC Fellowship 2025 to by September 30, 2024. The dossier should include a nomination letter (self-nominations are not accepted), the CV and a list of the most important publications of the candidate.


David Spichiger, SCS
05.12.2023, updated 02.02.2024