Prof. Jürgen Janek elected to the Leopoldina
Jürgen Janek of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and Principal Investigator at POLiS is now a member of the renowned Leopoldina, the National Academy of Sciences. The presidium of the oldest scientific and medical learned society in Germany recently elected Prof. Janek to its ranks. Leopoldina members include outstanding scientists from all over the world.
Prof Janek works in the field of solid-state physical chemistry, with a focus on solid-state electrochemistry and battery materials research, and is one of the most cited scientists in the world. He has published a good 450 scientific papers in international journals, holds numerous patents and has given almost 400 invited scientific lectures to date.
Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences and Humanities
The German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, founded in 1652, is a classical learned society with around 1,600 members from almost all fields of science. It was appointed Germany's National Academy of Sciences in 2008. In this function, it has two special tasks: representing German science abroad and advising politics and the public.
In interdisciplinary discourse, the Leopoldina transcends thematic, disciplinary, political and cultural boundaries. It advocates respect for human rights. Self-applications for the Leopoldina are not possible.