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Dietrich Hugo Welte

geochemist

Dietrich Hugo Welte, German geochemist. Recipient Alfred Treibs award Geochem. Society United States of America, 1983, Carl Engler medal Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Mineralolwissenschaft und Kohl chemie, 1986.

Background

Welte, Dietrich Hugo was born on January 22, 1935 in Würzburg, Germany. Son of Adolf T. and Charlotte (Wittmann) Welte.

Education

Diploma in geology, Universität Würzburg, 1957. Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), Universität Würzburg, 1960.

Career

Research geochemist Shell International Oil Corporation, Den Haag, Netherlands, 1960-1963. Scientific assistant, lecturer geochemistry Universität Würzburg, 1963-1967. Senior research geochemist, research coordinator Chevron Oil Field Research Company, La Habra, United States, 1967-1970.

Professor geochemistry University Göttingen, Germany, 1970-1972. Professor geology, geochemistry and oil and coal deposits Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, since 1972. Director institute for petroleum and organic geochemistry Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, since 1979.

Member Geokommission, Bonn, Conseil Scientifique, Rueil-Malmaison, France, Scientific Program Committee WPC, London, since 1992. Chairman science-technical council Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.

Membership

Advisor Ministry of Science and Technology, Germany. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists (President award 1966), Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft fur Erdol, Erdgas und Kohle e.V., Geologische Vereinigung (Gustav Steinman award 1989), Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft, European Association Organic Geochemists, Rhein.-Westf. Akademie d. Wissenschaften, Academia Europaea.

Connections

Married Hildegunde HuBlein, August 20, 1959.

father:
Adolf T. Welte

mother:
Charlotte (Wittmann) Welte

spouse:
Hildegunde HuBlein