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    Microreactor with diamond photokatalyst

    Slashing carbon dioxide emissions in an eco-friendly way and producing valuable raw materials in the process: This is the goal of a new Germany-wide research venture. Professor Anke Krüger from Würzburg is on board the project.

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    Novel materials essential for key technologies in the fields of energy, communication, climate change and health: these are the focal areas of research at the Bavarian Polymer Institute. The partner universities have now signed a cooperation agreement.

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    Dr. Agnieszka Nowak-Król

    Dr. Agnieszka Nowak-Król, Humboldt fellow in the group of Prof. Frank Würthner, was awarded the 'Wojciech Świętosławski Prize 2nd degree' by the Warsaw branch of Polish Chemical Society on June 17, 2016, for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of chemistry, chemical technology and related sciences.

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    It is the aim of the Excellence Scholarship Program BEBUC to help rebuild the academic staff in the Congo, thus giving the universities a new impetus. Just recently, new evaluations have taken place in the capital of Kinshasa. As a result, 178 scholars are now being supported at 25 Congolese schools and universities.

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    Frank Würthner

    Professor Frank Würthner has been elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The Leopoldina is thus honouring Würthner’s scientific achievements in the field of supramolecular synthesis and its use for organic electronics, photonics and photovoltaics.

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    Prof. Siegfried Hünig and Prof. Gerhard Erker

    In the 1960s Siegfried Hünig, at that time director of the Chemical Institute, set the course for the great success that chemistry at the University of Würzburg would have later on. Numerous companions and guests of honour now celebrated his 95th birthday together with him.

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    A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now got one step closer to reaching this goal. The scientists present their work in the journal Nature Chemistry.

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    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Erker

    This year's Siegfried Hünig Lecture is taking place on May 12th. Professor Gerhard Erker, awardee of the Federal Cross of Merit, is going to speak about his highly innovative research topic "Frustrated Lewis Pairs", thus complying with the desire of the 95 years old guest of honour, Siegfried Hünig.

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    In autumn 2015 the Research Training School on molecular biradicals took up its work at the University of Würzburg. Currently the cooperation between chemists and physicists led to a first result: a publication on a new molecule, which is of interest for organic electronics.

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    Again new candidates and prolongers have been examined within the Excellence Scholarship Program BEBUC in the East, North, South, and Center of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at 16 out of 24 partner institutions of the University of Würzburg. Presently BEBUC supports 179 outstanding young Congolese.

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