Heinz Staab

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Heinz Staab (26 March 1926 – 29 July 2012) was a German chemist. He was director of the Max Planck Society from 1984 until 1990.[1][2]


He studied chemistry at the Marburg and the Tübingen, and was the president of GDCh from 1984 till 1985.[3]


Staab was born in 1926 in Darmstadt. He has been awarded honorary professorship by the Indian Institute of Science and Academia Sinica. In 1996 he was awarded the Harnack medal.


Preceded by
Reimar Lüst
Director of Max Planck Society
Succeeded by
Hans F. Zacher