Klaus K. Unger (Germany) is a professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Ger. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Habilitated Doctor of Science in Technology, one of the best known specialists of liquid chromatography in the world.
Scientist is the member of many science societies and associations, editorial boards of scientific journals, author and co-author of more than 350 science papers.
K. K. Unger was awarded the Medal of the Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry, the Chromatographic Society’s A. J. P. Martin Prize (London, Great Britain), the Humboldt Prize, the Riksbanken Jubileums Foundation’s Prize (Stockholm, Sweden) and the American Chemical Society’s Prize in the chromatography area.
His monograph “Porouc Silica”, published in 1979, is considered one of the fundamental publications for the occurrence and rapid development of high-performance liquid chromatography.
The title of Honorary Doctor was awarded for the following merits to the University:
- Thanks to his efforts, the Faculty of Chemical Technology received the high-performance liquid chromatography equipment worth approximately 150 thousand Litas (43.5 thousand euros) in 1992–1995. The received equipment was used in cooperation with various Lithuanian science and research institutions.
- Professor and KTU employee Andrius Maruška delivered a liquid chromatography course at the University in November 1997; the main funding for this course was received from his projects and funds of the companies producing the chromatography equipment. Besides the learning material, each participant of the course received a copy of the manuscript of the chromatography textbook by K. K. Unger and E. Weber.
- Professor Unger provided conditions for a number of the University’s lecturers and Doctoral Students to complete internships and visit his laboratory in Germany.