Ricahrd Ernest- Curriculum vitae#


  • 1940 - 1946 Primary School Winterthur
  • 1946 - 1948 Gymnasium Winterthur
  • 1948 - 1952 High School Winterthur
  • 1952 - 1956 Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry of the Eidgenössi-sche Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH-Z)
  • 1956 Dipl. Ingenieur-Chemiker
  • 1956 - 1957 Military Service (finally First Lieutenant in AC Protection)
  • 1957 - 1962 Graduate Studies with Prof. Hans Primas and Prof. Dr. Hs.H. Günthard. Subject: I. Kernresonanz-Spektroskopie mit stochastischen Hochfrequenzfeldern; II. zur Konstruktion eines optimalen Kernresonanz-Messkopfes.
  • 1962 PhD, Doktor der technischen Wissenschaften ETH-Z
  • 1962 - 1963 Scientific Collaborator at the Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie ETH-Z
  • 1963 - 1968 Scientist with Varian Associates, Palo Alto, California, Instrument Division. Development of NMR Fourier Spectroscopy, Noise Decoupling, Computer Methods.
  • 1968 - 1970 Privatdozent for Physical Chemistry ETH-Z. Group Leader in NMR Spectro-scopy. Development of Fourier Spectroscopy. Development of Stochastic Resonance.
  • 1970 - 1972 Assistant Professor ETH-Z
  • 1972 - 1976 Associate Professor ETH-Z
  • 1976 - 1998 Full Professor ETH-Z. Development of Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy, Multiple Quantum Spectroscopy, Coherence Transfer in Magnetic Resonance, Pulse EPR Spectroscopy, Development of Solid State NMR Methods, Studies of Hydrogen Bond Dynamics in Solids, Computer Analysis of Two-Dimensional NMR Spectra, Three-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy, Zero Field Resonance, Development of Fourier NMR Tomography for Medical Applications.
  • 1998 Retired

Honours
  • 1962 Silver Medal of ETH-Z for PhD Thesis
  • 1969 Ruzicka-Prize ETH-Z
  • 1983 Gold Medal, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, San Francisco, California
  • 1985 Honorary Doctor‟s Degree, ETH-Lausanne
  • 1986 Benoist Prize (awarded by the President of Switzerland, Mr. H. Egli)
  • 1986 FMC-Lectures, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1987 H.E. Gunning-Lectures, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • 1988 Frank T. Gucker-Lecture, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1988 R.B. Woodward Visiting Professorship in Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1989 John Gamble Kirkwood Medal by Yale University and the New Haven Section of the American Chemical Society
  • 1989/90 Stiftungsprofessor an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt: Gastprofessur für Chemie und Medizin, gestiftet von der Firma Degussa AG
  • 1989 Honorary Doctor‟s Degree in Natural Sciences of the Technische Universität München
  • 1989 J. Stieglitz Lecture, University of Chicago
  • 1990 Ampere Prize, 25th Ampere Congress, Stuttgart
  • 1991 Wolf-Prize for Chemistry, Jerusalem
  • 1991 N.J. Leonard Lectures, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • 1991 Luisa Gross Horwitz Prize in Biology and Biochemistry, Columbia University in the City of New York
  • 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stock-holm
  • 1992 The 1992 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Achievements in Mag-netic Resonance
  • 1994 Honorary Doctor‟s Degree, Medical Faculty, University of Zurich
  • 1995 H.-R. Schinz-Medaille, Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Radiologie
  • 1996 Honorary Fellow of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India
  • 1996 Professor “Honoris Causa”, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1996/02 A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, USA
  • 1997 Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universiteit Antwerpen
  • 1997 Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Berkeley, California
  • 1998 Doctor Honoris Causa, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
  • 1999 Doctor Honoris Causa, Université de Montpellier
  • 2000 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Allahabad, India
  • 2000 Tadeus Reichstein Medal
  • 2002 Doctor Honoris Causa, Charles University, Prague
  • 2004 Romanian National Medal „Steaua Romaniei, Comandor‟
  • 2005 Doctor Honoris Causa, King George‟s Medical University, Lucknow, India
  • 2006 93rd Indian Science Congress – General President‟s Special Award for Excellence in the field of Science
  • 2006 Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
  • 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India
  • 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa, Ricardo Palma University, Lima, Peru
  • 2009 Doctor Honoris Causa, Philosophical-Historical Faculty, University Bern
  • 2009 Honorary Director of the Nobel Life Science Research Center, Sanshui, Foshan, China

Memberships in Societies
  • 1962 - American Physical Society, Member
  • 1974 - 1980 International Council on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, Member
  • 1984 - 1989 International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR), Council Member
  • 1985 - Schweizer Chemikerverband, Member
  • 1985 - Groupement Ampere, Committee Member
  • 1986 - 1989 Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Member of the Board of Trust-ees
  • 1987 - International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR), Division of Biology and Medicine, Member of Steering

Committee
  • 1987 - Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft, Member
  • 1988 - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1988 - Academia Europea
  • 1990 - National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India
  • 1990 - Einzelmitglied der Schweizerischen Akademie der Technischen Wissen-schaften
  • 1991 - Foreign Member of the National Academy of Science of the USA
  • 1991 - Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1993 - Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Oesterreichischen Gesellschaft für Analytische Che-mie in der Gesellschaft Oesterreichischer Chemiker, Wien
  • 1993 - Foreign Member of the Royal Society, London
  • 1994 - Honorary Membership of the American Society of Neuroradiology
  • 1995 - Foreign Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology
  • 1995 - Ehrenmitglied der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Radiologie
  • 1996 - Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1997 - Honorary Member of the Academic Committee of the State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan, China
  • 1997 - Honorary Fellow of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
  • 1997 - Member of the Advisory Board of the Korean Association for the Advance-ment of Sciences (KAAS) and honorary member
  • 1998 - Honorary Member of the National Magnetic Resonance Society (NMRS), Bangalore, India
  • 1998 - Honorary Member Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Fachgruppe Magnetische Resonanzspektroskopie
  • 1999 - Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 - Member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (USA)
  • 2004 - Honorary Membership Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Society of Japan
  • 2005 Foreign Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 Honorary Member of National Magnetic Resonance Society (India)
  • 2006 Honorary Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Honorary Member of Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales, Argentina

Editorial Activities
  • 1974 - Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Editorial Board
  • 1982 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Editorial Board
  • 1983 - 2003 Molecular Physics, Editorial Board
  • 1984 - Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Editorial Board
  • 1985 - 1990 Chimia, Advisory Board
  • 1985 - 2005 Chemical Physics Letters, Advisory Editorial Board
  • 1989 - Applied Magnetic Resonance, Editorial Board
  • 1991 - Journal of Biomolecular NMR, Editorial Board
  • 1991 - Solid State Magnetic Resonance, Editorial Board and several further Advisory Boards of Journals

Further Activities
Various Positions within ETH-Z and the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 1.1.90 - 1995 President of Research Council of ETH-Z
  • 1.1.89 - 2007 Vicepresident of the Board of Bruker BioSpin AG, Fällanden
  • 1997 - 2002 Member of the Swiss Research Council, and since 1998 of its Board
  • 1988 - 2000 Member of the Committee of the Foundation Marcel Benoist
  • 1998 - 2006 Member of the Hochschulrat of the Technical University Munich

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