Obituary: René Buess | July 17, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 29 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 36
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

Obituary: René Buess

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René Buess
Credit: J.P. Buess
A photo of René Buess.
René Buess
Credit: J.P. Buess

René Buess, 91, died on Dec. 18, 2016, in Wolvertem, Belgium.

“After obtaining his Ph.D. in chemistry at Université libre de Bruxelles with professor Ilya Prigogine, Buess had a long career in the chemical industry at UCB in Belgium. Chemistry remained one of his main interests in life.”—Philippe Buess, son

Most recent title: research manager, UCB

Education: M.S., chemistry, 1948, and Ph.D., chemistry, 1952, Université libre de Bruxelles

Survivors: wife, Denise Buess-Thiernagand; sons, Alain, Jean-Paul, and Philippe; six grandchildren

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