PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carsten Reinhardt, professor of the history of science at Bielefeld University, Germany, will become president and CEO of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), effective August 1, 2013. He will succeed Thomas R. Tritton, who is retiring.
Reinhardt was selected following a worldwide search for a leader with a great depth of experience in the history of science who could guide CHF to reach new audiences locally, nationally, and around the world. He has extensively researched and published on the impact of chemistry on society through topics including the history of industrial research, the emergence of instrumentation, and chemistry's links to physics, biology, medicine, and technology.
"Carsten comes to CHF with an illustrious career in the history of science," said Laurie Landeau, chair of CHF's board of directors. "In addition to his academic connections, he has connections across the chemical enterprise. He has worked with leaders in the chemical industry as well as in government. Under Carsten's leadership, CHF will reach out to the entire world from Philadelphia, while maintaining and expanding both our local and national programs in the history of chemistry and early science."
About Carsten Reinhardt
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, Berlin. Prior to that, he spent a decade as a professor at the University of Regensburg.
The author of three books, Reinhardt has contributed to five edited volumes and published nearly forty academic articles. He has made more than thirty major presentations on topics in history of science in a dozen countries in Europe and North America. Reinhardt was an Edelstein Fellow at CHF in 1998–99. He was also an Edelstein Fellow at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1994.
About the Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation is a collections-based nonprofit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences and technologies. The collections are used to create a body of original scholarship that illuminates chemistry's role in shaping society. In bridging science with the humanities, arts, and social sciences, CHF is committed to building a vibrant, international community of scholars; creating a rich source of traditional and emerging media; expanding the reach of our museum; and engaging the broader society through inventive public events.
SOURCE Chemical Heritage Foundation