Prof. Dr. Johann Gasteiger - Academic Curriculum Vitae
Picture of Prof. Dr. Johann Gasteiger Prof. Dr. Johann Gasteiger

Computer-Chemie-Centrum and
Institute for Organic Chemistry
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Nägelsbachstraße 25
91052 Erlangen

Tel. (priv.): +49 89 795810



born October 27, 1941 in Dachau, Germany

married since 1971, 2 daughters, 1 son


1961-1967    Study of Chemistry at University Munich, ETH and University of Zürich

1967-1971    PhD with Prof. Rolf Huisgen; University of Munich:
Studies on the Mechanism of Reactions of Cyclooctatetraene

Academic Career

1971/1972    Postdoc with Prof. Andrew Streitwieser Jr. at University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA:
"ab initio calculations on carbanions"

1972-1993    Technical University of Munich: Scientific Assistant - Academic Director

1979    Habilitation: "Chemical Reactions and Reactivity - Models and Algorithms"

1988    apl. Professor

since 1994    C3-professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg:
foundation of the "Computer-Chemie-Centrum" (together with Prof. Paul von Ragué Schleyer and Priv. Doz. Dr. Tim Clark)

Professional Activities

1985-1987    consultant to the Beilstein Institut, Frankfurt/Main

1985-1987    consultant to Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Chemie, Berlin

1987-1991    project manager for FIZ Chemie for building the ChemInform-RX reaction database

1985-1989    chairman of the working party "CIC-Computer in der Chemie" of the Division "Chemie-Information" of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

1987-1996    member (since 1994 chairman) of the board of the Division "Chemie-Information-Computer (CIC)" of the German Chemical Society

1986-2004    vice-chairman of the Working Party "Computational Chemistry" of the Federation of European Chemical Societies (FECS)


1991    Gmelin-Beilstein Medal of the German Chemical Society for Achievements in Computer Chemistry

1997    Herman Skolnik Award of the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society

2005    Mike Lynch Award of the Chemical Structure Association

2006    ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research


Member of German Chemical Society, American Chemical Society, Chemical Structure Association, Molecular Graphics and Modeling Society.

Member of the editorial board of

Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences

Computers and Chemistry

MATCH - Communications in Mathematical Chemistry

Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships