Ph.D. thesis; chemistry as main subject, theoretical physics and mathematics as subsidiary subjects; University of Fribourg, 1971.Postdoc at the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel; 1971-72. Physical-chemical research in connection with pharmacy, Ciba-Geigy Basel; 1972-73. Senior assistant, Lecturer, venia docendi (1973-86), associate professor of Physical Chemistry (1987) at the Institute of Inorganic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry of the University of Berne. Full professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Berne,1997. Research stays at the NREL, Colorado, USA, 1984; at Cornell University, USA, with Roald Hoffmann, 1990 and 2000; invited Professor Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, 2000; visiting Professor University of Münster, Germany, fall/winter 2007/08. Current: Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Berne. Research: Supramolecularly organized molecules, clusters and complexes in zeolite cavities. Artificial antenna systems for light harvesting, transport, and trapping. Photochemical transformation and storage of solar energy. Theodor Förster Award, 2007. Member of the Swiss Commission for the use of solar energy, KNS; 1981-1999. Chairman of the Bernese Chemical Society; 1987 - 89. Chairman of the Swiss Society for Photochemistry and Photophysics; 1988 - 89. Member of the International Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Photochemical Transformation and Storage of Solar Energy; 1988 - 1996. Organizer of the 10th International Conference on Photochemical Transformation and Storage of Solar Energy, IPS-10, Interlaken, Switzerland; July 24 - 29 1994. Editorial Board Research on Chemical Intermediates. Research board, DFG, focus project New Phenomena of Silicon Chemistry; 1995–2002. Chairman of the European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Research; 1995–1998. Associate Editor J. SOLAR ENERGY.
Biography Updated on 19 January 2009