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Welcome to the Bürgi Group

Prof. Bürgi Prof. Dr. Thomas Bürgi

Faculté des Sciences
Section de Chimie et Biochimie
Département de Chimie Physique
Université de Genève
30 Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH-1211 Genève 4
+41(0)22 379 65 52
Bureau 216

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Bürgi, born 1965, Aarberg, Switzerland

married, two children

Studies of Chemistry, Bern

1991: Diploma, Coherent Antistokes Raman scattering (CARS) on clusters, Bern

1995: PhD, Laser spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculation of hydrogen-bonded and van-der-Waals complexes, Prof. Samuel Leutwyler, Bern

1995 – 1997: Post-Doc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA (reactivity of surface and subsurface hydrogen in Ni-catalyzed hydrogenation reactions in a high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) molecular beam ) with Prof. Sylvia T. Ceyer

1997: Oberassistent in the Group of Prof. Alfons Baiker, ETH Zürich, investigation of solid-liquid interfaces by in situ-ATR, mechanism of the heterogenous enantioselective hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds over chirally modified Pt-catalysts

2002: Habilitation, Privatdozent at ETH Zürich

2003: Professor for Physical Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel

2008: Professor for Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg

2010: Professor for Physical Chemistry, University of Geneva

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