Hanns-Peter Boehm

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Hanns-Peter Boehm
Born(1928-01-09)9 January 1928
Paris, France
Died10 May 2022(2022-05-10) (aged 94)
EducationUniversity of Regensburg
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Munich
Doctoral advisorUlrich Hofmann
Doctoral studentsRobert Schlögl

Hanns-Peter Boehm (9 January 1928[1] – 10 May 2022)[2] was a German chemist and professor emeritus at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. Boehm is considered a pioneer of graphene research.[3][4]


Hanns-Peter Boehm studied chemistry in Regensburg from 1947 to 1951. He received his doctorate in 1953 at Technische Universität Darmstadt,[5] where he also received his habilitation in 1959 with the treatise Oberflächenchemie und Adsorption an Kohlenstoff und SiO2. In 1961, Boehm, together with Ralph Setton and Eberhard Stumpp, isolated and identified single graphene sheets by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction. In 1986 they authored the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) report formally defining the term graphene.[6] In 1970 Boehm became professor and director of the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich; in 1994 he retired to the status of professor emeritus.


  1. ^ Who's who in Germany: a biographical encyclopedia containing some 23,000 biographies of prominent personalities in Germany and a listing of 2,400 organizations, Issue 6, Page 126, Who's Who Book & Publ., 1976
  2. ^ Hanns-Peter Boehm (in German)
  3. ^ Boehm, H. P.; Clauss, A.; Fischer, G. O.; Hofmann, U. (1962). "Das Adsorptionsverhalten sehr dünner Kohlenstoff-Folien". Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie. 316 (3–4): 119–127. doi:10.1002/zaac.19623160303.
  4. ^ Boehm, Hanns-Peter (2010). "Graphen - wie eine Laborkuriosität plötzlich äußerst interessant wurde". Angewandte Chemie. 122 (49): 9520–9523. Bibcode:2010AngCh.122.9520B. doi:10.1002/ange.201004096.
  5. ^ Hanns-Peter Boehm. Die rhomboedrische Modifikation des Graphits. Technische Hochschule Darmstadt. Dissertation vom 6. Juli 1953
  6. ^ "Graphene | chemistry | Britannica".

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