Herbert Meier, born 1939 in Prague (Czech Republic), studied natural science and mathematics in Tübingen and Berlin (Free University). In 1968 he finished his doctoral thesis in organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. E. Müller at the University of Tübingen. After the habilitation for organic chemistry and photochemistry in 1972 he became in 1975 an Associate Professor in Tübingen and in 1983 a Full Professor in Mainz.
Between1985 and 2001 he was head of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and joined in 1999 the Senat of the Johannes Gutenberg-University. In the period 2001/2002 he was dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy in the University of Mainz. Since April 2005 he is officially retired. In 2006 he accepted a honorarium professorship at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou (Canton).
The main scientific interests are summarized in point "Research Interests". The scientific results were documented in more than 550 publications, patents and contributions to monographs. (See "Selected Publications")
Finally, it should be mentioned that Herbert Meier is co-author of the "Hesse/Meier/Zeeh: Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry" (German,English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Korean Edition)