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Food chemist , researcher

Hans Steinhart, German food chemist, researcher. Recipient Musajo Memorial medal Istry, 1998, medal University Helsinki, Finland, 1999, Normann medal German Fat Research Society, 2000, Henneberg-Lehmann-Preis, University Gottingen, 02, Bundesver dienstkreuz 1 Klass, President of Germany, 2002, Hans-Dieter-Belitz medal, DEI, 2005, Joseph Konig-Gedenkmunze, GDCh, 2005, Hans Hurgen Sinell medal, Stochmeyer, Shilfnng, 2006.


Steinhart, Hans was born on March 14, 1940 in Munich. Son of Georg and Maria (Haas) Steinhart.


Diploma in agriculture, Technology University Munich, 1964. Diploma in chemistry, Federal Technology University Zurich, Switzerland, 1968. Doctor of Natural Sciences, Technology University Munich, 1972.

Doctor of Agriculture, Technology University Munich, 1976.


Research fellow University Munich, 1968-1972. Professor chemistry University Kassel, Germany, 1972-1975, University Munich, 1975-1984. Professor food chemistry University Hamburg, Germany, since 1984.

Vice president Korean German Institute of Technology, Seoul, since 2007. President International Study Group for Tryptophan Research. Vice president Food Chemistry Society, since 1999.

Board directors several research centers, Europe.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Progress in Tryptophan and Serotonin Research, 1984, second edition, 1987, Lebensmittelqualität-Anspruch und Erfüllung, 1996, Tryptophan, Serotonin and Melatonin, 1999. Contributor numerous articles to science journals.


Member German Chemical Society (board directors 1995-1900), New York Academy of Sciences.


Married Margret Jung, May 13, 1969. Children: Martin, Barbara.

Georg Steinhart

Maria (Haas) Steinhart

Margret Jung

Martin Steinhart

Barbara Steinhart