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Material scientist , researcher

Peter Rudolph, German material scientist, researcher. Achievements include research in crystal growth in space (preparation and analysis). Recipient medal Academy of Science, 1978; Innovation Prize, Berlin-Brandenburg, 2001, 08.


Rudolph, Peter was born on July 1, 1945 in Gera, Thuringia, Germany. Son of Erich and Hedwig (Richter) Rudolph.


Diploma in Engineering, Technology University, Lvov, Ukraine, 1969. Doctor of Engineering, Technology University, Lvov, Ukraine, 1972. Doctor of Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 1979.


Scientific assistant Humboldt University, Berlin, 1973-1980, lecturer, docent, team head, 1980-1985, professor, team head, 1985-1993. Professor Institute Crystal Growth, since 1994, head department technical and development. Leader department crystallography Humboldt University, Berlin, 1976-1978, head work team crystal growth, 1980-1993.

Visiting professor Institute Materials Science, Sendai, Japan, 1993-1994, 98. Consultant Expert Working Group of European Space Agency, Paris, 1990-1993, Eurocryst, Austria Science Foundation, Vienna, 1991-1992.


  • Achievements include research in crystal growth in space (preparation and analysis).


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Profilzüchtung von Einkristallen, 1982, Fiber Crystal Growth from the Melt, 2004, Crystal Growth from Fundamentals to Technology, 2004, Crystal Growth Technology, 2010. Co-author: Kristallzüchtung, 1988, Recent Development of Bulk Crystal Growth, 1998, Theoretical and Technological Aspects of Crystal Growth, 1998, Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 2000, 2007, Crystal Growth Technology, 50 Years Progr. Crystal Growth, 2004, Perspectives on Inorganic Cr.

      Growth, 2007, Growth Technology, 2010. Assistant editor Crystal Reserve Technology, since 2003, Journal Korean Crystal Growth and Crystal Technology, since 2003, Journal Crystal Growth, since 2004, Journal Functional Materials, since 2007. Contributor reviews to professional journals.


Member Association Crystallography (secretary national committee 1983-1990, Medal 1990), German Association Crystallography, Association Crystal Growth, International Organization Crystal Growth (council member 1989-1992, executive committee since 2007), International Commission on Crystal Growth of International Union of Crystallography (commission member 1996-1905, advisory member since 2005), German Association Crystal Growth (president since 2010).


Married Nila Garus, June 1969 (divorced September 1979). Children: Rudolph, Andreas. Married Petra Platzeck, June 4, 1981.

Erich Rudolph

Hedwig (Richter) Rudolph

Nila Garus

Petra Platzeck


Andreas Rudolph