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educator , physicist

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.

Achievements

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

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other 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