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educator , molecular geneticist

Willem Frederik Johan Vermaas, Dutch, American molecular geneticist, educator. Recipient Chemistry prize Unilever, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1980, Presidential Young Investigator award National Science Foundation, Washington, 1990; research grantee, since 1987, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow, 1999.


Vermaas, Willem Frederik Johan was born on June 3, 1959 in Rhoon, The Netherlands. Came to the United States, 1984. Son of Arie and Wilhelmina F.J. (Traas) Vermaas.


Kandidaats, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1979. Ingenieurs, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1982. Doctorate, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1984.


Research associate University Illinois, Urbana, 1980-1981, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1981-1982, Technology University, Berlin, 1982-1983. Scientist Agricultural University, Wageningen, 1983-1984. Visiting scientist DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware, 1984-1986.

Assistant professor Arizona State University, Tempe, 1986-1990, associate professor, 1990-1994, professor, since 1994. Visiting professor Stockholm (Sweden) University, 1992-1993, Ruhr University, Germany, 1999-2000. Directors Arizona State University Photosynthesis Center, Tempe, 1994-2000.

Panel manager photosynthesis/respiration competitive grants program United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Married Meiny Van Der Heide, April 10, 1985. Children: Joshua Vincent, Theodore Wilfred.

Arie Vermaas

Wilhelmina F.J. (Traas) Vermaas

Meiny Van Der Heide

Joshua Vincent Vermaas

Theodore Wilfred Vermaas