RWTH Professor Bolm Admitted to Academia Europaea


Professor Carsten Bolm, Director of the Institute of Organic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, has been admitted to Academia Europaea.


The chemist's own research contributions range from basic research in organic synthesis chemistry to mechanochemistry and the development of new bio-based fuels. He is active within The Fuel Science Center cluster of excellence and the Molecular Science and Engineering profile area at RWTH Aachen University.

Bolm obtained his doctorate in Marburg in 1987 and then completed a postdoctoral period with the Nobel Prize winner Barry Sharpless at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston (USA). In 1993, he habilitated at the University of Basel and in 1996, he accepted a chair in organic chemistry at RWTH. He has been one of the "Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers" several times and was made a Fellow of the British Royal Society of Chemistry in 2015. The Society of German Chemists awarded him the Adolf von Baeyer Memorial Medal for his work in the field of catalysis research.

The Academia Europaea promotes and disseminates excellent science worldwide in the fields of humanities, law, economics, social and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all natural and technical sciences. Its goal is to promote European research, to advise governments and international organizations on scientific issues, and to foster interdisciplinary and international research.