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educator , researcher , institute director

Juris Ekmanis, Latvian scientific institute director, researcher, educator. Member American Physical Society, European Nuclear Society, International Association Energy Economics, Latvian Science Council, Latvian Physical Society, Latvian Academy of Sciences (vice president since 1994).

Background

Ekmanis, Juris was born on December 2, 1941 in Riga, Latvia. Son of Arnolds Ekmanis and Rute Prenzlau Ekmane.

Education

Master of Science, Latvian State University, Riga, 1964. Doctor in Physics, Latvian State University, Riga, 1992. Doctor of Science, Tartu (Estonia) University, 1973.

Doctor in Physics and Mathematics Science, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tartu, 1984. Doctor (honorary), Daugavpils University, Latvia, 1996.

Career

He was appointed Junior Research Associate at the Riga Polytechnical Institute from 1961-1986, and Professor from 1986-1994. He was Visiting Professor at Cornell University (Ithaca), Iowa State University (Ames), University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1974 and at Manchester University in 1993. In 1976 he became a Visiting Scientist at McGill University (Montreal).

In 1990 he became the Director of the Institute of the Physical Energetics at the Latvian Academy of Sciences, and since 2004 he has been the President of said academy. (Latvia), 2009.

Achievements

  • Order of the Three Stars (Latvia), 2009\r\nThe Latvian Academy of Sciences Alfreds Vitols Prize, 1999.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Chief editor Latvian Journal Physics and Technology Science, since 1989. Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Physical Society, European Nuclear Society, International Association Energy Economics, Latvian Science Council, Latvian Physical Society, Latvian Academy of Sciences (vice president since 1994).

Connections

Married Astrida Osina, August 17, 1963. 1 child, Valdis.

father:
Arnolds Ekmanis

mother:
Rute Prenzlau Ekmane

spouse:
Astrida Osina

child:
Valdis Ekmanis