Jaan Laane has been working as a Professor of chemistry and physics at Texas A&M University, College Station, since 1968, becoming a Full Professor in 1976. His research utilizes laser and infrared spectroscopy and focuses on understanding the forces determining molecular structures. He has more than 270 publications, and is Editor of three books of which the latest is Frontiers of Molecular Spectroscopy (2008). He received numerous awards including the E. R. Lippincott Award in molecular spectroscopy in 2005. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society and to the Estonian Academy of Sciences. He is Editor of the Journal of Molecular Structure, and has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America since 2003 and was president therein. Dr. Laane obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois with the highest distinction, his Ph.D. degree from MIT where he received the Kodak Award, and an honorary Ph.D. degree from Tartu University in Estonia. He has served as a Faculty Senate Speaker and Associate Dean of Science at Texas A&M, and on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Coblentz Society.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2008