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Elsevier Lectureship Award for Frank Würthner


Frank Würthner is the first European scientist to receive the Elsevier Lectureship Award of the Japanese Photochemistry Association.

Nicolette van Dijk, Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka, Frank Würthner
Frank Würthner receiving the Elsevier Award from Elsevier Senior Publisher Nicolette van Dijk and the president of the Japanese Photochemistry Association, Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka from Osaka University.

At this years' annual meeting of the Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) from September 6-8, 2016 at Komaba Campus of the University of Tokyo, Prof. Frank Würthner was invited to give the  Elsevier Award Lecture on "Photophysical Properties of Perylene Dye Aggregates". The Elsevier Lecture Award, sponsored by Elsevier and JPA, is given to foreign scientists since 2014. After two recipients from the United States in the previous years, Frank Würthner is the first awardee from Europe. With more than one thousand members, the Japanese Photochemistry Association is among the largest scientific societies devoted to photochemistry.

By C. Toussaint