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educator , physical chemist

Michael Gratzel, physical chemist, educator. Member of New Swiss Chemical Society, Academy of Sciences Vaudoise, Society Vaudoise Science Naturelles (honorary).

Background

Gratzel, Michael was born on May 11, 1944.

Education

Degree summa cum laude in Chemistry, Free University Berlin, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy summa cum laude in Physical Chemistry, Technology University Berlin, 1971. Degree in Physical Chemistry, Free University Berlin, 1976.

Doctor(honorary), University Uppsala, 1996.

Career

Researcher Hahn-Meitner Institute, Berlin, 1969—1972. Post doctoral fellow University Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1972—1974. Senior staff scientist Han-Meitner Institute, 1974—1976.

From associate professor Physical Chemistry to professor Swiss Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1977—1981, professor Department Chemistry, since 1981, head Chemistry Department, 1991—1993. Lecturer Free University Berlin, 1975—1976. Guest scientist National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, 1981, 86.

Visiting professor University California, Berkeley, 1988, Ecole National Superieure de Cachan, Paris, 1993. Guest scientist National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1995, 97, 98. Consultant in field; member science committee Physical Chemical Laboratory University Paris.

Chairman United Nations Educational Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1983, Erice Symposium, Sicily, Italy, 1993. Co-chairman International Symposium International Society for Optical Engineering, San Diego, 1997. Panelist United States Department Energy Council on Chemical Science, 1997.

Member evaluation board Volkswagenstiftung, Germany, since 1997, Helmholtz Foundation, 1998, NIMC Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 1999.

Membership

Member of New Swiss Chemical Society, Academy of Sciences Vaudoise, Society Vaudoise Science Naturelles (honorary).