René Deplanque


Prof. Dr. René Deplanque Dipl. Ing. MSc, MPhil, PhD born 1950 in Lübeck Germany studied chemical engineering and received his Diplom Ingenieur in chemical engineering  in 1977 at the University of applied Science Hamburg. In the same year, he went to London to study at the Sir John Cass College of Guildhall University, where he received his MSc in electrochemistry, as well as an MPhil in physical chemistry and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in corrosion engineering. He then worked as research associate and  lecturer at the University of Cambridge (GB) on computer modelling, expert systems and multivariate statistical models in electrical and physical chemistry.

In 1983 he returned to the Federal Republic of Germany and worked for Brown, Boveri & Cie. In 1988, he became the overall project manager of the Gmelin online project and a member of the management of the Gmelin Institute of the Max Plank Society Frankfurt. 1994, he became director of FIZ CHEMIE GmbH, the governmental special information centre chemistry in Berlin. 2000, he was awarded the Honorary Professorship for Physical Chemistry at Technical University-Berlin

In 2012 he left FIZ Chemie Berlin and took on the position as Secretary General of IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry).

Since 2016, he has been the director of Incot.Net, an international organization for the development of ontological systems in the field of big data in chemistry. In 2018 he received the Gmelin/Beilstein Denkmünze of the German Society of Chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Deplanque specialized in the use of databases, AI and internet portals. As well as the development of information and communication systems for education and training.

He is a member of several national and international bodies and companies.

Berlin the 25-02-2018