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chemist , educator

Thomas Ralph Rizzo, American chemist, educator. Recipient Coblentz Society award, 1992, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Distinguished New Faculty award Dreyfus Foundation, 1986; Alfred P. Sloan Research fellow, 1991-1993. Faculty advisor InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, University Rochester, 1988-1993. Member American Physical Society, American Chemical Society.

Background

Rizzo, Thomas Ralph was born on March 24, 1956 in New York City. Arrived in Switzerland, 1994. Son of Anthony J. and Carmella (Vuozzo) Rizzo.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Wisconsin, 1983.

Career

Graduate research assistant University Wisconsin, Madison. Research associate University Chicago, 1984-1986. Assistant professor University Rochester, New York, 1986-1992, associate professor, 1992-1993, professor, 1993-1994.

Professor chemistry Ecole Polytechnic Federal Lausanne, Switzerland, since 1994, director Institute Physical Chemistry Switzerland, since 1995.

Membership

Faculty advisor InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, University Rochester, 1988-1993. Member American Physical Society, American Chemical Society.

Connections

Married Karen B. Bennett, June 14, 1980. Children: Stephen, Fiona.

father:
Anthony J. Rizzo

mother:
Carmella (Vuozzo) Rizzo

spouse:
Karen B. Bennett

children:
Stephen Rizzo

Fiona Rizzo