Brief CV Prof. Hünenberger

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Name Hünenberger, Philippe Henry
Civil status Married, two children
Title Doctor of Natural Schiences (Chemistry)
Current status Professor (Physical Chemistry, ETHZ)
Year / Place of birth 1970 / Morges (VD), Switzerland
Languages French (first), English, German, Spanish (basics)


Address Laboratory of Physical Chemistry
ETH Hönggerberg, HCI G233
8093 Zürich
Phone +41 44 632 55 03
Fax +41 44 632 10 39

Education / Positions

07/1987 Maturité Fédérale type C (Sciences)
Gymnase du Belvédère, Lausanne, Switzerland
09/1987 - 10/1991 Undergraduate student at the Faculté des Sciences
Université de Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland
10/1991 Diploma in Chemistry
Diploma work in synthetic organic chemistry with Prof. P. Vogel on
"Total asymmetric synthesis of 3-amino-3-deoxy-L-talose and derivatives"
01/1992 - 10/1992 Military training
12/1992 - 02/1997 Ph.D. student in the Institute of Physical Chemistry
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ), Switzerland, with Prof. W.F. van Gunsteren  
02/1997 Ph.D. thesis: "Molecular dynamics simulations using empirical force fields: Principles and applications to selected systems of chemical and biochemical interest". Examiner: Prof. W.F. van Gunsteren, co-examiner: Prof. R. R. Ernst
03/1997 - 10/1999 Post-doctoral fellow at the University of California
at San Diego (UCSD), USA, with Prof. J. A. McCammon
03/2000 - 09/2005 Assistant Professor in the Institute of Physical Chemistry
ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland
10/2005 - 04/2011 Senior scientist in the Institute of Physical Chemistry
Group of Prof. W. F. van Gunsteren, ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland
05/2011 -   Titular Professor in the Institute of Physical Chemistry
ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland

Honors / Fellowships  


Award in Chemistry (fondation François Cherix), Biology (fondation Dr Marthe Nicati),

and Mathematics (fondation Bezencenet) for excellence in the high-school degree

10/1990 Louis Pelet award for excellence in the first and second year examinations for Chemistry undergraduate students
12/1997 ETHZ medal for excellence of the Ph.D. thesis
01/1997 Research fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (six months)
03/1997 Research fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program (two years)

Ruzicka Prize, awarded yearly to a young researcher (Swiss or working

in Switzerland) with outstanding published work in the area of Chemistry


See the publication list on this site.

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