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chemistry professor

Duilio Arigoni, Swiss chemistry professor.

Background

Arigoni, Duilio was born on December 6, 1928 in Lugano, Switzerland. Son of Bernardino and Emma (Bernasconi) Arigoni.

Education

Diploma in Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1955. DHC (honorary), University Paris-South, 1982.

Career

Assistant Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1955—1961, private dozent, 1961-1962, head chemistry faculty, 1976—1977. Associate professor Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, 1962-1967, professor organic chemistry, 1967-1996, head organic chemistry laboratory, 1971, 1988—1990, 1993, professor emeritus, 1996. Member research council Swiss National Foundation for Advancement of Science, 1967—1971.

Visiting professor Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969, R.B. Woodward vis professor, 83. Visiting professor Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1970, University Innsbruck, Austria, 2003. Member board governors Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, since 1979.

A.D. White professor-at-large Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1980—1987. Alexander Todd visiting professor University Cambridge, England, 1981.

Membership

Member board trustees Sandoz Ltd., Basel, 1984—1996, Novartis Ltd., 1996—1999. Fellow Royal Society Chemistry (honorary, Flintoff medal 1981, Davy medal 1983, Robert Robinson Medal, 1984). Member Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, French Chemical Society (honorary), Italian Chemical Society (honorary, Piria medal 1962, Ouilico medal 1992), American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary), Royal Society (foreign member 1991), National Italian Academy of Sciences Roma, National Academy of Sciences Washington (foreign associate), Academia Europaea (London), European Academy of Sciences (Brussels), Academy of Sciences Paris (foreign associate 2005), Swiss Chemical Society (Bern) (honorary member).

Connections

Married Carla Diener (deceased 1998). Children: Coralia, Fabrizio, Michele.

father:
Bernardino Arigoni

mother:
Emma (Bernasconi) Arigoni

spouse:
Carla Diener

child:
Coralia Arigoni

child:
Fabrizio Arigoni

child:
Michele Arigoni