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educator , Organic chemist

Björn Johan Åkermark, Swedish organic chemist, educator. Achievements include research in homogenous catalysis and artificial photosynthesis. Recipient Letterstedt prize Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1976, Arrhenius medal, Swedish Chemical Society, 1978; Zorn fellow Sweden-American Foundation, 1977. Member European Academy Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Society Living Pedagogues.

Background

Åkermark, Björn Johan was born on December 19, 1933 in Teheran, Iran. Son of Torbjörn Johan and Margit (Lundquist) Åkermark.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1957. Master of Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1962. Doctor, Docent, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1967.

Doctor (honorary), University d'Aix, Marseilles, France, 1997.

Career

Assistant professor organic chemistry Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1967-1972, associate professor, 1972-1980, professor, 1980-1998, dean undergraduate studies, 1984-1987, prodean faculty chemistry and chemical engineering, 1994-1997, professor emeritus, since 1999. Associated professor Stockholm University, since 1999. Consultant Nobel Industries, Stockholm, 1971-1995, member research board, 1985-1990.

Associate professor Colorado State University, Fort Collins, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in homogenous catalysis and artificial photosynthesis.

Membership

Member European Academy Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Society Living Pedagogues.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Opera, classical music, tennis, long-distance skiing, skating.

Connections

Married Gunilla Margareta Åkermark, November 7, 1959. Children: Kurt, Agneta, Anne-Marie, Torbjörn Junior.

father:
Torbjörn Johan Åkermark

mother:
Margit (Lundquist) Åkermark

spouse:
Gunilla Margareta Åkermark

children:
Kurt Åkermark

Agneta Åkermark

Anne-Marie Åkermark

Torbjörn Junior Åkermark