Armin Hermann is from a German origin and was born on November 26, 1937 in Neu-Sarata (Bessarabia). He studied nuclear chemistry engineering at the Technical University Dresden (Diploma, 1961) and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Lomonosov University, Moscow, in 1965 and D.S. degree from the Technical University Dresden in 1984. Dr. Hermann worked at the German Academy of Sciences, Central Institute of Nuclear Research Rossendorf near Dresden as a Scientist (1965–1966); Group Leader (1966–1975); Head of Department (1975–1987). He also served at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland, as a Project Manager (1990–2004); Lecturer at the German Academy of Sciences and at the Technical High School Zittau, Germany (1975–1979); Referee/Supervisor of Diploma and Ph.D. theses at the Technical University Dresden. His fields of scientific work include nuclear analytics (liquid-liquid extraction; extraction chromatography; coprecipitation; ion chromatography; mass-, gamma-, alphaspectrometry; burn-up determination) and fuel rod investigations (fuel performance; cladding corrosion; cladding mechanical properties degradation due to irradiation and hydriding).
Biography Updated on 9 December 2011