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CHMC Executive Council

CHMC mourns the death on July 18, 2016, of Prof. Masanori Kaji (Member of the Executive Council)
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology
Group of History of Science and Technology, W9-79
2-12-1 Ookayama Meguro-ku Tokyo 152-8552, Japan

Please see the following for a collection of tributes to Professor Kaji by his many friends and colleagues in the history of chemistry around the world:

Current members:

Prof. Jeffrey A. Johnson (President, effective from 2011)
Department of History
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085, USA
phone:. +1-610-519-7404
fax: +1-610-519-4450

Prof. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (Vice President for professional and disciplinary history)

Université de Paris X - Nanterre
Département de Philosophie
200, av. de la République
F-92001 Nanterre Cedex, France
phone: +33-1-4097 7353/4712
fax: +33-1-4732 3183

Dr. Peter J. T. Morris ((Vice President for history of instrumentation, laboratories, and industrial relations)
Retired Principal Curator at the Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD, England, United Kingdom

Dr. Brigitte Van Tiggelen (Vice President for symposium and congress planning)

Chair, Working Party for the History of Chemistry, European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS)
Université catholique de Louvain and Memosciences, Belgium
Institutional address:  Mémosciences
Voie du Vieux Quartier 18
1348 Louvain-la-neuve

Dr. Danielle M. E. Fauque (Vice President for documentation, museums, and archival relations)
Chair, Club d’histoire de la chimie (CHC), thematic group of the Société chimique de France (SCF)
Member of the French National Committee of History and Philosophy of science (CNFHPS)
chercheur associé GHDSO. bât. 407
Université Paris-Sud 11
91405 Orsay cedex, France
phone: +33 1 40 44 40 16
fax:  +33 1 69 15 43 98

Prof. Ernst Homburg (Treasurer)
Professor of History of Science and Technology
History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-(0)43-388 3314
Fax: +31-(0)43-388 4917

Former officers of CHF, now serving as members of the Advisory Board:

Professor emeritus Christoph Meinel (past President, 1997-2010; Honorary Chair of the Advisory Board)
Universität Regensburg
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany
phone: +49-941-943 3659/61
fax: +49-941-943 1985/4992

Prof. Carsten Reinhardt (former Treasurer and Vice President to July 2013)

Former President, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA (2013-2016)
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie
Universität Bielefeld
D- 33615 Bielefeld, Germany

Prof. Yasu Furukawa (former Vice President for development and outreach to July 2013)

President, Japanese Society for History of Chemistry
Nihon University, College of Bioresource Sciences
1866 Kameino, Fujisawa 252-0880, Japan
phone & fax: +81-466-84-3717

Enquiries should be sent to Prof. Jeffrey Johnson, , Dept. of History, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA.