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Vol. 30 No. 2
March-April 2008

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Luis Oro to become EuCheMS President

Professor Luis Oro, past president of the Real Sociedad Española de Quimica, has been elected as president elect of EuCheMS. He will become president in October 2008.

President Elect Luis Oro (left) is congratulated by Giovanni Natile, current president of EuCheMS.

Prof. Oro has made important contributions to the renaissance of chemistry, not only in Spain, through his outstanding scientific contributions, but also through his selfless devotion to the championing and encouragement of chemistry at the European level. He has served as vice president of the European Science Foundation and as a member of the European Science and Technology Assembly, the CREST EU Committee, and the OECD Science Policy Committee. He is also the immediate past president of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, having served as president from 2000 to 2005.

Prof. Oro is a professor of Inorganic Chemistry in Zaragoza and director of the Instituto Universitario de Catálisis Homogénea. His main research interests are in the coordination and organometallic chemistry of platinum group metals, where he has coauthored well over 500 scientific papers on synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and homogeneous catalysis. Professor Oro is a titular member of the IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry Division.

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