Michael Grätzel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Michael Grätzel

Swiss chemist

Date of Birth: 11-May-1944

Place of Birth: Dorfchemnitz, Saxony, Germany

Profession: scientist, author, chemist, university teacher

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Michael Grätzel

  • Michael Grätzel (born 11 May 1944, in Dorfchemnitz, Saxony, Germany) is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he directs the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces.
  • He pioneered research on energy and electron transfer reactions in mesoscopic-materials and their optoelectronic applications.
  • He co-invented with Brian O'Regan the Grätzel cell in 1988.Author of over 1000 publications, two books and inventor or co-inventor of over 80 patents, he has been the Mary Upton Visiting Professor at Cornell University and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore, and is currently a Distinguished Scientist at King Abdulaziz University.
  • He was an Invited Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay and Delft University of Technology.

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