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Chemistry educator

Olof Theander, Swedish chemistry educator. Rockefeller fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1959-1960; recipient Arrhenius award in chemistry The Chemical Society of Sweden, 1974. Sergeant Swedish Army. Fellow International Academy Wood Science, Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, Royal Swedish Academy of Forestry and Agriculture.

Background

Theander, Olof was born on September 6, 1924 in Stockholm. Son of Herbert Ernst and Ida Elisabeth (Bergstrom) Theander.

Education

Master Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1950. Doctor of Technology in Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1959. Docent, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1960.

Career

Head arbohydrate division Swedish Forest Products Research Laboratory, Stockholm, 1960-1972. Senior lecturer wood chemical Royal Institute of Technology, since 1969. Chemical professor Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, 1972-1990.

Postdoctoral fellow University Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1954-1955.

Membership

Sergeant Swedish Army. Fellow International Academy Wood Science, Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, Royal Swedish Academy of Forestry and Agriculture.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, painting, outdoor life.

Connections

Married Birgit Elsa Svensson, March 12, 1949. Children: Birgitta, Elisabeth, Karin, Charlotta.

father:
Herbert Ernst Theander

mother:
Ida Elisabeth (Bergstrom) Theander

spouse:
Birgit Elsa Svensson

children:
Birgitta Theander

Elisabeth Theander

Karin Theander

Charlotta Theander