Dr. Matthias Stein was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

April 09, 2018

Dr. Matthias Stein, head of the research group Molecular Simulations and Design at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

The fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry is an award conferred by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the UK. Achieving the Fellow status in the chemical society denotes to a high level of accomplishment as a professional chemist. Scientists are eligible to become a Fellow of the RSC if their work has made an impact in any field of the chemical sciences.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, a non-profit organization with a tradition of more than 175 years, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. It is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing their members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

„It is a great honour for me and gives me the opportunity to stay in touch with friends and colleagues from the United Kingdom. By the way, I received my first degree in Theoretical Chemistry in the UK, from the University of Manchester.”, says Matthias Stein.

The research group Molecular Simulations and Design led by Matthias Stein simulates intra- and intermolecular interactions to give detailed insight into reaction mechanisms, aggregation and recognition phenomena in biology and chemistry. Elaborate computational simulations and methods allow them to rationalize experimental results at the molecular level.

Dr. Matthias Stein studied chemistry at the Technical University Berlin and at the University of Manchester. After research positions in Berlin, Mannheim, Stockholm and Heidelberg he started at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg in 2010 as a Max Planck Research Group Leader.

Dr. Matthias Stein is already a member of the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker), the American Chemical Society and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie). He is author of about 100 scientific articles and has received several prizes and awards for his accomplishments.

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