Manfred Baerns

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Manfred Baerns (born July 23, 1934 in Berlin ) is a German industrial chemist, since 1974 professor of technical chemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum, later at the same time scientific director of the Institute for Applied Chemistry Berlin-Adlershof (1995-2003, now Leibniz Institute for catalysis, Rostock); since 1999 he has been professor emeritus for technical chemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum . He has been a visiting scientist at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry since 2006 .

life and work

Baerns was a member of many scientific committees and reviewer for funding programs and from 1991 to 1997 a member of the DECHEMA board of directors ; he is also a member of the GDCh , the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry and the American Chemical Society .

He is the holder of numerous prizes and awards: DECHEMA plaque in titanium. Award of 4th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis, Sapporo / Japan 2004, honorary professor at the Humboldt University Berlin and the TU Berlin, honorary member of the Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock .

Manfred Baerns is the author of approx. 300 scientific publications, numerous patents and 4 books in the field of technical chemistry and catalysis.

Baerns mainly works in the fields of catalysis with a focus on heterogeneous catalysis and chemical reaction engineering . He is married to the communication scientist Barbara Baerns .

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  1. ↑ The life data, publications and academic family tree of Manfred Baerns at, accessed on January 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Report on the award of the DECHEMA badge .