On December 28, 2018, Carl Remigius Fresenius would have celebrated his 200th birthday (Fig. 1.) Not only was he a scientist but also an innovative entrepreneur as well as the teacher of about 5,000 students during the more than fifty years of his pioneering, enduring professional work. It ... 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 as well as Group Leader Standing Committee Quality Standards in Teaching of ECTN (European Chemistry Thematic Network Association). He is a member of the advisory board of the Society for the History of Wine and a member of the advisory board of the Association for the Promotion of Historical Viticulture in the Rheingau. He has written publications on the history of art, culture and wine and in the local dialect of the Rheingau. Since 1995 he has been auctioneer at VDP wine auctions in Eberbach Abbey.
Gros is an honorary member of the Czech Chemical Society and Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club Wiesbaden-Nassau.
Since 2016 he has been intensely exploring the history of Fresenius University, the work of its founder Carl Remigius Fresenius as well as his laboratory. In 2018, he curated an exhibition on this and has played a key role in setting up the university’s archive.