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Prof. Bakker receives the Reilley Award 2024

Prof. Eric Bakker, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry is being awarded the Reilly Award 2024 for his outstanding achievements in Analytical Chemistry. Since 1984, starting with Prof. Allen Bard, the Charles N. Reilly Award celebrated every year exceptional Chemists in the field of Analytical Chemistry.

Prof. Eric Bakker declared “I feel quite humbled receiving this, knowing that many top scientists I deeply admire are among the past recipients of the award”.

Prof. Eric Bakker will receive the Reilly Award 2024 during a ceremony organized at the Pittcon 2024 Conference in San Diego on February 25.


The research interest of Prof. Eric Bakker focuses on the development, the understanding, and the application of chemical sensors. His research group works on advancing physicochemical principles and models, synthesizing molecular recognition materials (including polymers), and undertaking in-house sensor integration and prototyping. The developed chemical sensors are deployed in real-world settings, such as aquatic systems and hospitals, to directly contribute to practical applications. Prof. Bakker has published more than 400 publications, being cited more than 30,000 times, and submitted 14 patent applications, demonstrating his strong commitment to the advancement of science in Analytical Chemistry and that has been recognized by his peers. 

About Prof. Eric Bakker 

Eric Bakker, full professor at the University of Geneva, is currently the head of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Department and deputy president of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. After obtaining his PhD from ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Wilhelm Simon, Eric Bakker joined Prof. Mark Meyerhoff at the University of Michigan for his postdoctoral studies. He started his independent academic career at Auburn University in the USA in 1995 where he was appointed full professor in 2003. In 2005, he moved to Purdue University as a tenured full professor. Two years later, in 2007, he assumed the roles of professor and institute director at Curtin University in Western Australia. Finally, in 2010, Prof. Eric Bakker joined the University of Geneva.


February 1, 2024
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