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Jerzy Haber

chemistry professor

Jerzy Haber, Polish chemistry professor. Recipient Alwin Mittasch Gold medal Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), Frankfurt, 1992; decorated Commander Cross with Star of the Order Polonia Restituta, President of Republic of Poland, Warsaw, 2002, Chevalier des Palmes Academiques, Prime Minister of the Republic of France, Paris, 1994.


Haber, Jerzy was born on May 7, 1930 in Krakow, Poland. Son of Adolf and Karolina (Michniewska).


Master of Science, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, University Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, 1956. Doctor of Science, University Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, 1959.

Honorary Doctor, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 1994. Honorary Doctor, University Maria Curie-Sktodowska, Lublin, 2002.


Postdoctoral fellow Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1960, University Bristol, United Kingdom, 1961. Professor physical chemistry University Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, 1962-1968. Visiting professor University Catholic de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1976, University Tokyo, 1981, University Waterloo, Canada, 1983, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 1986.

Director Institute Catalysis and Surface Chemical of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, 1968-2002.


  • Member editorial board: Journal of Catalysis, 1976-1981, Applied Catalysis, 1981-1984, Catalysis Letters, since 1988, Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters, since 1976, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, since 1979. Author: (book) Oxygen in Catalysis, 1991. Editor: (book) Molybdenum - An Outline of Its Chemistry and Uses, 1994.

    Inventor in field. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Council of Science at the President of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, 1992—1995. Member Polish Academy of Sciences (member council since 1989), Polish Academy of Arts Science, Academy Europaea (member of council 1995-2001), International Council of Catalysis (president 1988-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Collecting old maps and engravings, music, skiing.


Married Hanna Irena Wojterkowska-Haber, July 2, 1955.

Adolf Haber

Karolina (Michniewska) Haber

Hanna Irena Wojterkowska-Haber