The Alan Katritzky Fund

Alan Katritzy was a man of many passions. He loved windsurfing, was a wine expert, and was very interested in languages and travelling. But above all he had an incredible enthusiasm and passion for science. He was the author of approximately 2,500 publications in his field, and mentored hundreds of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. 

Want to make a donation to the Alan Katritzky Fund?

Your donation to the Alan Katritzky Fund will be used to support the two-yearly “Ghent University Katritzky Award for Organic Synthesis”. The prize is given to deserving doctoral work in organic synthesis.

I would like to donate online

We gratefully welcome donations to the Alan Katritzky Fund – donations can be made via bank transfer to account number BE26 3900 9658 0329, including the message “Alan Katritzky Fund” or “BW_240”. Your gift is tax deductible starting from €40 per year.

“We will always remember Alan for his amazing scientific knowledge and his impressive drive and personality.” – Prof. Christian Stevens

More information about the fund?Eredoctor in de Landbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen, prof. dr. Alan Katritzky

Background information

Professor Alan Katritzky received an honorary doctorate from Ghent University in 2001. In order to further stimulate chemistry research, Alan left a bequest to Ghent University. This was used to set up the Alan Katritzky Fund, which hands out the two-yearly “Ghent University Katritzky Award for Organic Synthesis”.


The aim of the Fund is to promote research into heterocyclic chemistry and honour this in memory of the Fund’s donor, Honorary doctor in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Dr. Alan Katritzky (2001).

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Contact us

Do you have questions about this or any of the other Ghent University funds? Please get in touch and we will be happy to assist you. 

University Fund of Ghent University
Wim Van der Planken
+32 9 264 33 84