The chemist Carl Remigius Fresenius died on June 11th, 1897. Among his students were Edward and Otto Mallinckrodt, sons of the founder of the company Mallinckrodt in the United States, which is still successful today. In a commemorative publication on the company’s 125th anniversary in 1992 ... more
Prof. Dr. Leo Gros
Hochschule Fresenius gGmbH
Leo Gros, born in 1951 in Eltville am Rhein, studied chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, where he received his doctorate under Professor Helmut Ringsdorf. From 1981 he was a lecturer at the former Fresenius Chemistry School, which he headed from 1987. Between 1992 and 2016, he was professor at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, where he focused on analytics and polymers. From 1997 to 2013, Gros was Vice President of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, responsible in particular for international relations.
“What you wish to ignite in others must first burn within yourself.” (attributed to Augustine)
Gros is a member of the University Council of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences has initiated and been responsible for numerous EU projects with European partners.
Among other positions, he is a member of the advisory board of the Society for the History of Wine, of the advisory board of the Society for the Promotion of Historic Wine Making in the Rheingau, and a board member of the Society for the Promotion of Rheingau Local History Research. In addition to writing about technical and educational policy he is the author of numerous publications on the history of art, culture and wine and in the local dialect of the Rheingau. From 1995 to 2020 he was auctioneer at VDP wine auctions in Eberbach Abbey.
Since 2016 Leo Gros has been intensely exploring the history of Fresenius University, the work of its founder Carl Remigius Fresenius as well as his laboratory. He has published numerous works on these topics and, in 2018, was curator of an exhibition. He continues to expand the university archive that he founded.