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researcher , chemistry professor

Janis Gravitis, Latvian chemistry professor, researcher. Recipient First Prize of Latvian Academy of Science, Presidium of Latvian Academy of Science, 1979, 1982, 1984. President ZERI Balticum Foundation, Riga, since 2001; Fellow: International Academy of Wood Science; member: International Center for Sustainable Materials.

Background

Gravitis, Janis was born on February 11, 1948 in Aluksne, Latvia. Son of Augusts Gravitis and Anna Gravite.

Education

Candidate of Science, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Science, Moscow, 1978. Doctor of Science, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Science, 1990. Doctor Habilitation, Latvian Academy of Science, 1992.

Professor, Latvian Academy of Science, 1993.

Career

Researcher Latvian State Institute Wood Chemistry, Riga, 1972—1978, senior researcher, 1979—1990. Head wood structure laboratory Latvian State Institute Wood Chemistry, 1990—1993, head wood materials department, 1993—1996, head biomass eco-efficient conversion laboratory, since 2001. Visiting professor Institute Advanced Studies, Tokyo, 1996—2000.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books. Member editorial board Journal Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 2005.

Membership

President ZERI Balticum Foundation, Riga, since 2001. Fellow: International Academy of Wood Science. Member: International Center for Sustainable Materials.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    History, philosophy, travel, reading, theater.

Connections

Married Daina Barone, August 5, 1972. Children: Janis, Ieva Saulite.

father:
Augusts Gravitis

mother:
Anna Gravite

spouse:
Daina Barone

child:
Janis Gravitis

child:
Ieva Saulite Gravitis