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chemistry professor

Josef Franz Gierer, Austrian chemistry professor. Recipient Ekman medal Swedish Association Pulp and Paper Association, 1989, Notable Achievement award, 2005, Anselm Payen award American Chemical Society, 1992. Fellow International Academy Wood Science; member Finnish Chemical Society (honorary).

Background

Gierer, Josef Franz was born on January 12, 1919 in Piesting, Austria. Son of Josef Franz and Maria Gierer.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, Austria, 1948.

Career

Assistant University Vienna, 1948-1951, Swedish Forest Products, Stockholm, 1951-1964, research leader, 1964-1983. Professor wood chemistry Royal Institute of Technology, since 1977. Visiting scientist University Helsinki, 1950.

Membership

Fellow International Academy Wood Science. Member Finnish Chemical Society (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Classical music, mountain tours.

Connections

Married Terttu Anna-Liisa Laaksonen, January 30, 1953. Children: Eva, Karl.

father:
Josef Franz

mother:
Maria Gierer

spouse:
Terttu Anna-Liisa Laaksonen

children:
Eva Gierer

Karl Gierer