Norbert De Kimpe obtained the diploma of chemical agricultural engineer (1971), the PhD degree (1975) and the habilitation degree (1985) from Ghent University (Belgium). He performed postdoctoral research work at the University of Massachusetts at Boston (1979) and at the CNRS in Paris (1983).
He was research director of the National Fund of Scientific research after which he became full professor at the Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University. He was a guest professor at the Universities of Perpignan, Helsinki, Siena, Barcelona, Sofia, Buenos Aires and Pretoria. He was awarded the degree of Doctor honoris causa from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk (Russia, 1998) and from the University of Szeged (Hungary, 2007).
He is member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, Section Natural Sciences, and the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europea (European Academy of Sciences and Arts), Salzburg (Austria). Since 2013 he is emeritus professor at the above Department at Ghent University, where he still continues scientific research. He is the author of 650 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and his research interests include (1) the synthesis of bioactive heterocyclic compounds and natural products, (2) organofluorine chemistry, (3) isolation of bioactive natural products from medicinal plants, and (4) flavour and food chemistry.
PROF. Norbert De Kimpe
Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
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