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Biographical entry Wentrup, Curt (1942 - )

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Born
11 July 1942
Holtug, Denmark
Occupation
Organic chemist

Summary

Curt Wentrup is a leading expert in the field of flash vacuum thermolysis and has made significant contributions to knowledge of carbene and nitrene chemistry. After nearly 20 years at European universities he became Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Queensland in 1985. Wentrup chaired the National Committee for Chemistry from 2009 to 2014 and was founder and co-ordinator of the highly successful Heron (Island) Conferences on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules.

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1969
Education - PhD, Australian National University
1969 - 1976
Career position - Research Fellow and Lecturer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
1976 - 1985
Career position - Professor of Chemistry, Philipps Universität, Marburg, Germany
1977
Education - DSc, University of Copenhagen
1985 - 2007
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Queensland
2000 -
Career position - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in organic and physical chemistry
2008 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Queensland
2008 - 2015
Career position - Editor, Australian journal of chemistry
2009 - 2014
Career position - Chair, National Committee for Chemistry, Australian Academy of Science
2011 - 2019
Career position - Visiting Professor, Université de Pau, France
2014
Award - A. J. Birch Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2014
Award - David Craig Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
2014 - 2018
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Kuwait
2016 -
Career position - Editor-in-Chief, Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis
2018
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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  • '2018 RACI national award winners', Chemistry in Australia, 2019 (Jan/Feb) (2019), 31-6. Details

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Helen Cohn