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Ernst Bucher

Ernst Bucher, Swiss physicist, educator. Achievements include patents in field; research in higher efficiency of industrial multicrystalline solar cell; research in higher efficiency of p-type thermoelectric material. Fellow: American Physical Society; member: Swiss Society Solar Energy, Swiss Physical Society.

Background

  • Bucher, Ernst was born on June 21, 1934 in Zuerich, Switzerland. Son of Ernst Bucher and Maria Louise Boppart.

  • Education

    • Master's, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerich, 1958. Dr.sc.nat, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerich, 1963.

    Career

    • Postdoc University Geneva, 1963—1966. Member technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1966—1974. Professor University Konstanz, Germany, since 1974.

      Consultant Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, 1984—2002, ZSW Stuttgart/Ulm, Germany, 1988—2000. Director Center Alternate Energy Research, Konstanz, 1976—1994.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field. Research in higher efficiency of industrial multicrystalline solar cell. Research in higher efficiency of p-type thermoelectric material.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Fellow: American Physical Society. Member: Swiss Society Solar Energy, Swiss Physical Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Chamber music, history, theology, languages.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Margrit Gamma, March 18, 1966. Children: Claudia Elisabeth, Frances Monica, Christopher Andrew.
    • father: Ernst Bucher
    • mother: Maria Louise Boppart
    • spouse: Anna Margrit Gamma
    • children: Claudia Elisabeth Bucher
    • Frances Monica Bucher
    • Christopher Andrew Bucher
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    Born June 21, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1958
      Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    • 1963
      Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    • 1963 - 1966
      Postdoc University Geneva
    • 1966 - 1974
      member, technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1974
      professor, University Konstanz
      Germany