Jürgen Starnick

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Jürgen Starnick (born December 1, 1937 in Zwickau ) is a German chemist and former politician.


After studying chemistry, Starnick went to the TU Berlin , where he did his doctorate and habilitation. In 1972 he took over a professorship for technical chemistry at the TU Berlin. From 1979 to 1985 Jürgen Starnick was its president. As such, he was vice-president of the West German Rectors' Conference from 1984 to 1986 .

In 1986 he was appointed Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection to the Senate by Berlin's Governing Mayor Diepgen . After Diepgen's electoral defeat on January 29, 1989, Starnick left office and initially devoted himself to science, but was elected to the Bundestag for the FDP in 1990.

In 1994 he failed to get back into parliament, but during the 13th parliamentary term from 1994 to 1998 he was an expert member of the Enquête Commission "Protection of Man and the Environment" of the German Bundestag. Since then he has been working exclusively as a scientist again.