Prof. Stefan Grimme was chosen to give the 37th  Robert S. Mulliken Lecture at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (USA).

A paper of Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki and Sascha Gehrke, entitled "Can Nanoplastics Alter Cell Membranes?", is highlighted on the front cover of ChemPhysChem.

Link to the article

Link to the cover

Link to the author profile

Prof. Stefan Grimme is a "Highly Cited Researcher": The Web of Science announced that Prof. Stefan Grimme  is again  a member "the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science". The analyzed period covers the decade 2008-2018. With Prof. Frank Neese (Professor in Bonn from 2006-2011, now Honorary Professor) there is another theoretician from Bonn on this list.

Press release from the Web of Science Group

Press release from the University of Bonn

Prof. Stefan Grimme is appointed Max Planck Fellow at the MPI für Kohlenforschung in Mühlheim an der Ruhr.

Press release from the MPI für Kohlenforschung

Press release from the University of Bonn

Dr. Michael von Domaros has been honored with the Geheimrat Dr. ter-Meer-Preis 2019 of the Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn for his Ph.D thesis in the group of Prof. Barbara Kirchner.

Press release from the University of Bonn

Acceptance Speech (mp4 file, 120 MB)

Stairway to Sustainability - Research on recycling of industrial waste: A new video from the The European Training Network SOCRATES, in which Prof.  Barbara Kirchner and Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki are involved, is online.

Prof. Sigrid Peyerimhoff established an endowment fund for the promotion of young scientists from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Bonn. There are two prizes awarded each year:

  1. Sigrid Peyerimhoff Promotion Award with a prize-money of 2000 € for an outstanding master's thesis in Chemistry.
  2. Sigrid Peyerimhoff Research Award with a prize-money of 3000 € for an outstanding publication in the field of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.

Further information can be found in the press release of the University of Bonn.

Dr. Christoph Bannwarth, a former PhD student of Prof. Stefan Grimme, will be honored with the CIC Advancement Award for Computational Chemistry 2019.

The article Strong Microheterogeneity in Novel Deep Eutectic Solvents by Vahideh Alizadeh, David Geller, Dr. Friedrich Malberg, Dr. Pablo B. Sánchez, Prof. Agilio Padua, and Prof.  Barbara Kirchner has been selected as Cover Feature of Issue 14/2019 of ChemPhysChem.

Prof. Barbara Kirchner has been honored with the Lynden-Bell Award 2019. The price is awarded in "recognition of a working life trajectory in ionic liquids".

 "How much plastic is too much for us?"  Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki published a newspaper article which deals with the environmental problems caused by plastic in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). Link to the article "Wieviel Plastik ist zu viel für uns?" on

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