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(Foreign Fellow, )
Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard R. Ernst was born in 1933 in Winterthur Switzerland.
Dr. Richard completed his studies in 1962 at the ETH Zurich with a dissertation on nuclear magnetic resonance in the discipline of physical chemistry. In 1963 he joined Varian Associates as a scientist and developed Fourier-transform NMR, noise decoupling, and several other techniques. In 1968 he returned to ETH Zurich, became Lecturer in 1970, Assistant Professor in 1972, Associate Professor in 1976, Full Professor in 1980, and retired in 1998. Since 1968, he was head of a research group concentrating on methodological developments in liquid state and solid state NMR. He developed two-dimensional NMR and many novel pulse techniques. He contributed to the development of medical magnetic resonance tomography, and in collaboration with Professor Kurt Wüthrich to the development of the NMR structure determination of biopolymers in solution. Lately, he was involved in the study of intermolecular dynamics.
He was full Professor of Physical Chemistry since 1976. He directed a research group devoted to magnetic resonance spectroscopy, was director of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory of the ETH Zurich and retired in 1998.
Dr. Ernst received numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1991), the Wolf Prize for Chemistry (1991), the Horwitz Prize (1991), and the Marcel Benoist Prize (1986). He received honorary Ph.D. degrees of ETH Lausanne, Technische Universität Munich, Universität Zurich, University Antwerpen, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, and University Montpellier.
In addition, Dr. Ernst is engaged in numerous scientific activities. He was President of the Research Council of ETH Zurich and presently, among other duties, a Member of the Swiss Science Council, of the COST Committee, of the Foundation Marcel Benoist, of the Hochschulrat of the Technische Universität Munich, and Vice-President of the Board of Bruker AG, Fällanden. He is in the Editorial Board of ten scientific journals.
He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, of the Royal Academy of Sciences, London, of the Deutsche Akademie Leopoldina, of the RussianAcademy of Sciences, of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and honorary member of many learned societies. Dr. Richard Ernst is the Foreign Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.