Hans-Joachim Freund

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Chemistry Division



Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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** Officer of Chemistry Division from March 2018 to March 2022 

Hans-Joachim Freund is a scientific member and Professor Emeritus at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin. He serves as Adjunct Professor at five universities in Germany and UK. He received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Karl-Ziegler-Award of the German Chemical Society. In 2012, Hajo Freund was awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal in Material Science of the European Academy of Sciences and several other destinctiones from around the world. He is a regular member of the Chemical Sciences Section of the Academia Europea, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, the Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Chemical section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hajo Freund holds three honorary Doctorates. He is Fellow of several scientific societies. Hajo Freund is a founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council