Professor Dr. Stefan Berger




1946 born in Heidelberg, parents: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Berger and his wife Elisabeth née Strohe
1956-1966 Karl-Friedrich-Gymnasium in Mannheim
1966-1970 Study of Chemistry, University Tübingen
1973 Ph.D. “Synthesis und Fourier-Transform 13C-NMR Spectroscopy of Oxepines”, supervised by Prof. Dr. A. Rieker, University Tübingen
2/1973-8/1974 Post-Doctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena with Prof. Dr. J. D. Roberts
1975 Marriage with Dr. Sigrid Hauff
1975-1985 Five children (Franziska, Bernhard, Lucina, Dominika, Cornelius)
1981 Habilitation in Organic Chemistry: “13C13C und 15N13C Spin, Spin Coupling Constants”, University Marburg
1988 Adjunct Professor University Marburg
1997 Full Professor of Structural Analytical Chemistry, University Leipzig
1996-2008 Visiting Professorships at Universities Alicante and Barcelona (Spain), Gunma (Japan), Sydney (Australia), Stellenbosch (South Africa)
2005-2008 Chairman of the section Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the German Chemical Society
2006-2012 Member of the Chemistry Committee of the German Research Council
2005-2012 Dean of Study of the Faculty Chemistry and Mineralogy of the University Leipzig
2000-2012 Member of the Editorial Board of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry
2009 Literature Award by the Fonds of the Chemical Industry together with Dieter Sicker for the book “Classics in Spectroscopy – Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Natural Products”
2013 Emeritus
2022 Honorary Member of the section Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the German Chemical Society
2023 Died in April after long and severe illness