Royal Society of Chemistry honours Armido Studer

Armido Studer © AK Studer

Armido Studer © AK Studer

Organic Chemist at the University receives award in UK / "Outstanding contributions towards the development of novel radical-based methodologies"

Prof. Armido Studer, an organic chemist at the University of Münster, has been named winner of the prestigious “Pedler Award” from the british Royal Society of Chemistry. He has won the award for outstanding contributions towards the development of novel radical-based methodologies.

Receiving the award, Armido Studer said: “I am very much honored to have been selected by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Organic Division. This prize motivates me to further contribute to the renaissance of free radical chemistry. I am looking forward to an exciting UK-lecture tour and to many interesting discussions with colleagues and friends there.” In winning the award, Armido Studer also receives £2,000 and a medal.

The Swiss-born professor has been at the Organic Chemistry Institute of Münster University since 2004. He heads the Collaborative Research Center 858 "Synergetic Effects in Chemistry" and was awarded the University's Research Prize in 2014. In 2016 he was awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC), and since 2018 he has been a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Dr. Robert Parker, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry said: “Over the years, our lives have been significantly improved by the chemical sciences, from medicines and food to the environment itself. We are proud of the contribution the chemical sciences make to our global community, which is why it is right for us to recognise important innovations and expertise such as these. Our Prizes and Awards recognise people from a range of different specialisms, backgrounds and locations. Every winner is an inspiration to the chemistry community and will play an incredibly important role in enriching people’s lives for generations to come.”

Armido Studer has been working on the development of novel radical-based methodologies. Working across disciplines he has done seminal work in areas of organic synthesis such as polymer chemistry. With his original concepts he has significantly contributed to the currently observable spectacular development of free radical chemistry.

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards and Prizes are awarded in recognition of originality and impact of research, or for each winner’s contribution to the chemical sciences industry or education. They also acknowledge the importance of teamwork across the chemical sciences, as well as the abilities of individuals to develop successful collaborations.

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