Herbert Ipser received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Vienna in 1974; his postdoctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976. Then he became an Assistant Professor in 1976; an Associate Professor in 1993; and a Full Professor of inorganic chemistry in 1998 at the University of Vienna. Since 2005, he has been the Chairman of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry-Materials Chemistry, the University of Vienna. During 2004–2008, he has been the Vice Dean of Studies; and during 2008–2010, the Dean of Studies, both at the Faculty of Chemistry. Since 2004, he has been the Vice-President of the Austrian Chemical Society. From 2002 to 2007, he was the Chairman of the Management Committee of the European COST Action 531 (Lead-free Solder Materials), the Member of the Austrian Chemical Society (GOeCH), the German Chemical Society (GDCH), the German Materials Society (DGM), and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Additionally, he organized 10 international conferences and symposia, among them “Thermodynamics of Alloys (TOFA)” (twice), “High Temperature Materials Chemistry (HTMC)” (twice), “International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements,” and “Liquid and Amorphous Metals (LAM).” He also has approximately 150 publications in refereed journals and about 200 conference contributions; and he supervised about 20 Master students and 12 Ph.D. students. His main research interests include thermochemistry and phase diagrams of inorganic materials; statistical-thermodynamic description of nonstoichiometric intermetallics; various chemical and physical properties of intermetallics; ordering phenomena in liquid alloys; lead-free solder materials.
Biography Updated on 3 September 2008