Sigrid Peyerimhoff - Curriculum Vitae#



  • Professor Dr. rer. nat. Sigrid Peyerimhoff
  • Professor em. of theoretical chemistry, 1972-2002 director of the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn, Germany
  • born: January 12, 1937, Rottweil/Neckar (Germany)
  • married to Dr. Herbert Dreeskamp

  • 1956 - 1963 study of physics at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  • 1961 Diplomphysiker (diploma in experimental physics)
  • 1963 PhD (theoretical physics)
  • 1963 - 1966 postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, University of Washington (Seattle), Princeton University
  • 1967 habilitation at the Justus-Liebig-University (theoretical physics)
  • 1967 - 1969 docent in Gießen
  • 1970 - 1972 Wissenschaftl. Rat and Professor (theoretical chemistry) at the University of Mainz
  • 1972 - 2002 full professor, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn
  • 2002 - Professor emerita, University of Bonn
  • since 1972 numerous stays as visiting professor at foreign Universities (University of Nebraska; University of California/Berkeley; Inst. Molecular Science/Okazaki, Japan; University of New Brunswick/Fredericton, Canada)
  • 1973/74 chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Bonn
  • 1989/90
  • 1975 - 1976 Dean of Science, University of Bonn
  • 1977 - 1984 Chairman, Computer Science Committee, University of Bonn
  • 1988 - 1990 Senator Science Faculty, University of Bonn
  • 1979 - 1982 Chairman of the Molecular Physics Section of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • 1990 - 1996 Vice President, German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 1997- 2003 Vice President, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
  • 2006 - 2009 President, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
  • 1977 Annual Medal of the Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
  • 1988 Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Prize of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 1992 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1994 German Federal Order of Merit 1. Class
  • 2007 Leopoldia Cothenius Medal in Gold
  • 2008 Commander’s Cross of Order of Merit of the Fed. Republ. Germany

Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (1986), Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (1987), Academia Europaea (1988), Nordrhein- Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1990), Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1994), Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (1996), Leopoldina (1999).

Former and present member of the Editorial Board of numerous Journals (Chemical Physics Letters, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, J. Molecular Science (China), Molecular Physics, Advances in Quantum Chemistry, Zeitschrift für Physik, Physics Reports).

Former and present member of various committees and boards (scientific Board Institute of Advanced Studies Berlin, Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte, Fachbeirat Max-Planck-Institut f. Quantenoptik (München), Fachbeirat Max Planck Institut f. Physik komplexe Systeme (Dresden), Refereeing Board NATO Advanced Study Institute, Kommission für Rechenanlagen der Deutschen Forschungs - gemeinschaft, Molecular Physics Board der European Physical Society, Selection Committee Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Supervisory Board Hahn-Meitner – Institut Berlin, Beirat `Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry” (Israel), Vertrauensdozentin Cusanuswerk, Committee for Science and Culture of the German Bishops’ Conference, University Board of the University of Ulm, Supervisory Board Forschungszentrum Jülich, Scientific Board of the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation, Head of Evaluation Committee of Chemistry at Universities in Niedersachsen, Evaluation Committee Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)).

Main area of research: Theoretical/Computational Chemistry. Development and application of quantum chemical methods for the investigation of molecular properties and chemical reactions: about 500 original publications in refereed journals.
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