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educator , physical chemist

Hans Wolfgang Spiess, German physical chemist, educator. Certified physical chemistry. Recipient Leibniz award, Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany, 1988, Ampere prize, Zurich, 2002, Leibig medal German Chemical Society, 2002, Presidential medal Cornell University, 2002, award Society Polymer Science, 2003, Walther Nernst medal Physical Chemsitry, 2005.


Spiess, Hans Wolfgang was born on October 14, 1942 in Frankfurt, Germany.


Diploma, University Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, 1968.


Research associate, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1968-1970; research associate, Max-Planck-Institute, Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1970-1975; research associate, U. Mainz, Federal Republic Germany, 1975-1978; professor of chemistry, U. Mainz, Federal Republic Germany, 1978-1980; professor, U. Münster, Federal Republic Germany, 1981-1982; professor, U. Bayreuth, Federal Republic Germany, 1983-1984; director, Max-Planck Institute Polymer, Mainz, since 1984. President European Polymer Federation, Strasbourg, France, 1991-1992.


  • Certified physical chemistry.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 400 research articles to professional publications.