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chemist , researcher

Peter Maienfisch, Swiss chemist, researcher. Achievements include invention of Thiamethoxam (Actara, Cruiser). Member of Swiss Chemical Society.

Background

Maienfisch, Peter was born on November 16, 1955 in Aarau, Switzerland. Son of Arthur Maienfisch and Margrit Maienfisch-Haberstich.

Education

Diploma in Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (honorary), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1983.

Career

Postdoctoral researcher California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1983—1984. Research chemist, animal health research Ciba Geigy, Basel, Switzerland, 1984—1988, group leader, insecticide research Switzerland, 1988—1997. Head chemistry Novartis Crop Protection AG, 1997—2000.

Head insecticide chemistry analytics and automation Syngenta Crop Protection AG, since 2000. Guest editor CHIMIA, 2003, 04. Lecturer, organizer workshops in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of Thiamethoxam (Actara, Cruiser).

Membership

Member of Swiss Chemical Society.

Connections

Married Eva Elisabeth Dommen, April 23, 1983. Children: Jonas Rouven, Basil Oliver.

father:
Arthur Maienfisch

mother:
Margrit Maienfisch-Haberstich

spouse:
Eva Elisabeth Dommen

child:
Jonas Rouven Maienfisch

child:
Basil Oliver Maienfisch