Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No.1, January 1999

1999, Vol. 21
No. 1 (January)
..Chemistry in Africa
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Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No. 1
January 1999


News and Notices from Other Societies and Unions

Appointment of New President Elect of FECS

At its recent General Assembly, FECS appointed Dr. Reto Battaglia, of the New Swiss Chemical Society, as its President Elect. Reto Battaglia will serve one year as President Elect before succeeding Professor Lauri Niinisto as President of FECS after the 1999 General Assembly in Helsinki on 16-17 September 1999.

Reto Battaglia has been involved in the work of the Federation since 1981, having been a member of and, since 1995, Chairman, of the Division of Food Chemistry. He has been President of the Swiss Society of Food and Environmental Chemistry and has been active in the IUPAC Commission on Food Chemistry.

Following his doctoral studies at ETH Zurich, Reto Battaglia was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Manchester (UK) in organic synthetic chemistry. In 1973 he joined the Cantonal laboratory of Zurich, later becoming deputy head. Since 1989 he has been Director of Migros Laboratories, Zurich.





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