Bunsen Medal for Hans-Joachim Freund

Wednesday, 20. May 2015

Profs. Freund and Sauer © Peter Gölitz

Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, has been awarded the Bunsen Medal for his work in the field of surface chemistry and surface physics, as well as his contributions to the understanding of nanostructures for catalysis.

The Chairman of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, Professor Joachim Sauer (right) from Humboldt University of Berlin presented Professor Hans-Joachim Freund with the Bunsen Medal. Freund has been a UniCat member since its foundation in 2007 working in the Research Fields D1 and D2.

The Bunsentagung is the annual meeting for physical chemistry in Germany organized by the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V. (DBG, German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry) and a local team. This year it was held at the Ruhr University Bochum from May 14 to 16. At the conference, all areas of physical chemistry were represented in approx. 113 oral presentations and over 300 posters. Around 650 international scientists attended the event.