Professor Sture Forsén of Lund University is a pioneering research in physical chemistry and his visionary and creative initiatives for transnational research into scientific and social value. His research on topics such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) has also resulted in a new method for studying the molecular dynamics – “saturation transfer” – a method that is now also used in magnetic resonance imaging.
Forsén is also the initiator of innovative and Pufendorf Institute Ideon in Lund. He is currently a senior scientific advisor at the Pufendorf Institute, after as its founding director from 2009-2012. He received the IVA’s Gold Medal. Prof. Forsén was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Nobel Committee for Chemistry from 1976 to 1995. Sture Forsén was also editor of the compilation in book form by all kemipristagares Nobel Lectures, presentation speeches of the ceremony and biographies, from 1971 to 1980.