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Institute of Organic Chemistry

PERSONAL DATA:

Siegfried Helmut Hünig, born April 3, 1921, Radebeul/Dresden, married, six children

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION 1939-1943:

  • 1942 B. Sc., Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • 1943 Graduate Engineer, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Ph.D., Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1943-1950 Teaching Assistant at TU Dresden (1943-1945) and at the University of Marburg (1946-1950)
1950 Habilitation (private lecturer) in the field of Organic Chemistry at the University of  Marburg
1960 Extraordinary Professor, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Munich
1961 Professor and Director at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg
1966 Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania State University / USA
1970 Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz / USA
1982 Visiting Professor, Technion, Haifa / Israel
1983 Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara / USA
1984 Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo / Brazil
1988 Retirement
1989 Visiting Professor, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg /S.A.
1991 Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong

LECTURES ABROAD
Australia, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Canada, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Czechoslovakia, USA

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 1947 Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • 1965 American Chemical Society
  • 1980 ACS Organic Division
  • 1986 Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
  • 1996 New York Academy of Sciences

HONORS

  • 1967 Adolf von Baeyer commemorative medal of the GDCh
  • 1971 Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich
  • 1976 Great Seal of the University of Padua
  • 1980 Member of the Free European Academy of Sciences, Driebergen
  • 1980 Literature Prize of the Verband der Chemischen Industrie for "Integriertes Organisches Praktikum (1979)" with G. Märkl and J. Sauer
  • 1981 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1985 Max Lüthi Medal of the Swiss Chemists Association
  • 1988 Dr. h.c. University of Marburg
  • 1989 Dr. h.c. University of Munich
  • 1994 Dr. h.c. University of Halle
  • 1996 J. Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences
  • 2011 Honorary Senator of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • 2011 Foundation of the "Siegfried Hünig Lecture" at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Würzburg

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