Prof. i. R. Dr. Petra Mischnick
Professor Dr. Petra Mischnick is the first recipient of the Hildegard Hamm Brücher Prize for equal opportunities in chemistry. With this award, the selection committee paid particular tribute to the Agnes Pockels Student Laboratory at the TU Braunschweig, which was initiated by Petra Mischnick back in 2002.
Petra Mischnick completed her studies in food chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1983 with the 2nd state examination. After moving to the University of Hamburg and studying chemistry, she obtained her doctorate there in 1987 at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and habilitated in 1996. Two years later, she was appointed to the Institute of Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig, where she worked until her retirement in March 2020. In the German Chemical Society, she was a member of the board and presidium from 2003 to 2007 and vice president from 2005 to 2006.