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professor and university administrator

Heinrich Fritz Zollinger, Swiss chemistry professor.


Heinrich Fritz Zollinger was born on November 29, 1919 in Aarau, Switzerland. Son of Fritz and Helene Marie (Prior) Zollinger.


Doctor of Philosophy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1983.


Lecturer in Dyestuff Chemistry, University of Basel 1952-1960. Professor, of Textile Chemistry, Federation Institute of Technology since 1960. Rector 1973-1977.


Served to captain Swiss Military, 1955-1960. Fellow Royal Swedish Academy of England, Akademy Wissenschaften Göttingen, International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry (president organic chemistry division 1975-1977, union president 1979-1981). Member Swiss National Science Foundation (president 1979-1982). Fellow Swiss Academy, of Engineering 1990.

Honorary Fellow, Society of Dyers and Colourists (United Kingdom) 1981, Chemistry Society of Japan 1985, Swiss Society of Dyers and Colourists (SVCC) 1987, Japanese Society of Textile Technology 1989, Textile Institute (Manchester) 1989. Foreign Fellow, Royal Swedish Academy, of Engineering 1979, Academy, of Sciences, Gottingen 1984. President Organic Chemistry Division of IUPAC 1975-1977, President IUPAC 1979-1981.

President Council Swiss Science Foundation 1979-1982.

  • Fellow Royal Swedish Academy of England

  • Akad. Wissenschaften G+

  • International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry (president organic chemistry division 1975-77, union president 1979-81); Swiss National Sci. Foundation (president 1979-82).

    1975 - 1977


  • Other Interests

    Clarinet, climbing, skiing, sailing, colour studies.


Married Marie Lina Heidi Frick, October 9, 1948. Children: Fritz Ernst, Ruedi Alfred, Hans Jürg.

Fritz Zollinger

Helene Marie (Prior) Zollinger

Marie Lina Heidi Frick

Fritz Ernst Zollinger

Ruedi Alfred Zollinger

Hans Jürg Zollinger