New President and CEO at Chemical Heritage Foundation in Chemistry International

Chemistry International

October 1, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

Carsten Reinhardt, a professor of the history of science at Bielefeld University, became president and CEO of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) on 1 August 2013. He is the third president of CHF, succeeding Thomas R. Tritton, who retired.

Reinhardt was selected following a worldwide search for a leader with a great depth of experience in the history of science and technology. He has extensively researched and published on the impact of chemistry on society through topics such as the history of industrial research, the emergence of instrumentation, and chemistry’s links to physics, biology, medicine, and technology.

Carsten Reinhardt joined the faculty of Bielefeld University in 2007. In 2006-2007 he held a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Prior to that, he spent a decade as a professor at the University of Regensburg. The author of three books, most recently Shifting and Rearranging: Physical Methods and the Transformation of Modern Chemistry (Science History Publications/USA, 2006), Reinhardt has contributed to five edited volumes and published nearly 40 scholarly articles. In addition, he has received many awards and fellowships, including being named a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and professeur invité in the Department of Philosophy, École Normale Supérieure. Reinhardt was an Edelstein Fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1994.

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