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Organic chemist

Otto Georg Vitzthum, German organic chemist. Achievements include research and patents in coffee science, coffee refining process, new instant coffee process, elucidation of coffee aroma chemistry; supercritical extraction of cocoa, spices, tea coffee, tobacco. Recipient Philip Morris award, 1995. Member application-specific integrated circuit (science secretary 1980, award 1985), European Decaffeination Association (vice president 1994-1996).

Background

Vitzthum, Otto Georg was born on September 27, 1934 in Nuremberg, Germany. Son of Otto Michael and Marie B. (Link) Vitzthum.

Education

Diploma in Chemistry, University Erlangen, Germany, 1960. Doctor rerum naturalium, University Erlangen, Germany, 1964.

Career

Chemist Kaffee HAG AG, Bremen, 1964-1970, head science department, 1970-1971. Director HAG GF AG, 1971-1986. Department manager Jacobs Suchard, 1986-1990.

Director coffee chemistry worldwide Kraft Jacobs Suchard, 1990-1996. Honorary professor Technology University Braunschweig, Germany, 1988.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research and patents in coffee science, coffee refining process, new instant coffee process, elucidation of coffee aroma chemistry. Supercritical extraction of cocoa, spices, tea coffee, tobacco.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Kaffee und Coffein. Contributor articles to professional journals. Numerous patents in field.

Membership

Member application-specific integrated circuit (science secretary 1980, award 1985), European Decaffeination Association (vice president 1994-1996).

Connections

Married Doris H. Griesel, April 1, 1965. Children: Michael, Matthias, Anabel.

father:
Otto Michael Vitzthum

mother:
Marie B. (Link) Vitzthum

spouse:
Doris H. Griesel

child:
Michael Vitzthum

child:
Matthias Vitzthum

child:
Anabel Vitzthum