Kurt Schaffner#


Kurt Schaffner
Email:schaffner 'at' mpi-muelheim.mpg.de
Membership Number:526
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999- Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie (MPI für Bioanorganische Chemie since 2003), Mülheim an der Ruhr
  • 1976-99 Scientific Member, Director, and Member of the Kollegium of the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Mülheim an der Ruhr
  • 1971-76 Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva
  • 1970-71 Titularprofessor ETH
  • 1964-70 Privatdozent ETH
  • 1958-71 Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ETH, Zürich
  • 1957-58 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. H. Conroy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA


Fields of Scholarship
  • Photochemistry
  • Photobiology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Analytical instrumentation and spectroscopy


Honours and Awards
  • 1957 Silver Medal of ETH
  • 1965 Swiss Chemical Society Award with Werner Medal
  • 1968 Ruzicka Award, ETH Zürich
  • 1986 Member, Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Düsseldorf
  • 1989 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1990 Havinga Medal, Leiden
  • 1991 Doctor honoris causa, Institut Químic de Sarrià, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona
  • 1993 Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle
  • 1994 Member, New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1995 M. L. Dewey and C. H. Kelly Award, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • 1997 European Society for Photobiology Award
  • 2001 Theodor Förster Award, Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft und Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker


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