Paul Crutzen#

Paul Crutzen
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:72
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Paul J. Crutzen passed away January 28, 2021.

Positions Held
  • Since Nov 2000 Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
  • 1997-2000 Professor (part-time), Utrecht University, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, The Netherlands
  • 1992-2008 Distinguished Professor (part-time), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA
  • 1991-1992 Tage Erlander Professor of the Swedish Natural Research Council at the University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1987-1991 Professor (part-time), University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, USA
  • 1980-2000 Member of the Max-Planck-Society for the Advancement of Science and Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division of the Max-Planck-Institute, Mainz
  • 1976-1981 Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • 1977-1980 Senior Scientist and Director of the Air Quality Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 1974-1977 Consultant at the Aeronomy Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (half-time) and Researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Boulder (half-time), Colorado, USA
  • 1969-1971 Fellow of the European Space Research Organization at Oxford University, England
  • pre-1974 Programmer, combined with Licentiat (Ph.D) and D.Sci studies and various teaching and research duties at the University of Stockholm; latest appointment Associate professor

Fields of Scholarship
  • Atmospheric chemistry and its role in biogeochemical cycles and climate
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Climate change
  • Ozone
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Biofuels
  • Geo-engineering

Honours and Awards
  • 1988 Founding Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1991 Recipient of the Volvo Environmental Prize
  • 1991 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 1991 Member, Leopoldina, Halle (since July 2008 "Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften")
  • 1994 Recipient of the German Environmental Prize (Federal Foundation for the Environment)
  • 1994 Foreign Associate of the U.S. Academy of Sciences
  • 1994 Max-Planck-Forschungspreis (with Dr. M. Molina, U.S.A.).
  • 1995 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Dr. M. Molina and Dr. F.S. Rowland)
  • 1996 Nederlandse Leeuw" (appointed by the Queen of The Netherlands)
  • 1997 Academia Europaea Erasmus Medal
  • 2006 Foreign Member of the British Royal Society, London, UK
  • 2008 Name "Crutzen" given to asteroid n° 9679, discovered by C.J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on 24.09.1960 in Palomar, USA

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