Gunnar Hambraeus - Curriculum vitae#

Dr. Gunnar Hambreaus was born in 1919. He got MSc. from Uppsala University, M.Eng. S from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Dr.Eng.S, hon. from Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg. He served as secretary in the Swedish Technical Research Council from 1946 to 1953, as editor in chief of the leading technical periodical in Sweden (Teknisk Tidskrift) from 1953 to 1970 and later as the president of Swedich Technical Press AB and finally as president and later chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences from 1971 to 1985. He worked for Swedish industry as member and in some cases chairman in the Board of Directors of some 20 leading Swedish companies e.g Volvo, Bofors, Pharmacia, Hasselblad and others. Presently Dr. Hambreaus chairs the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation and the Sweden-Algeria Mixed Commission as well as some Price Juries. As a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science he takes part in the election of Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economics. He is member of many learned societies and academies inside and outside Sweden. He is proud to carry decorations from the Swedish King and his Parliament as well as orders from Sweden, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and Australia.

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