|Ph.D. thesis; examination for a doctorate, chemistry as main subject, theoretical physics and mathematics as subsidiary subjects; University of Fribourg (A. von Zelewski, E. Schumacher); 1971.|
|Postdoc at the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel (Edgar Heilbronner, Rolf Gleiter); 1971 – 1972.|
|Physical-chemical research in connection with pharmacy, Ciba-Geigy Basel, Switzerland; 1972 – 1973.|
|Senior assistant (Ernst Schumacher), lecturer, venia docendi (1973 – 1986), associate professor of Physical Chemistry (1987) at the Institute of Inorganic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry of the University of Berne, Switzerland.|
|Full professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Berne, Switzerland; 1997.|
|Research stays at the NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with Arthur Nozik) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, 1984; at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, with Roald Hoffmann, 1990 and 2000; invited Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, spring 2000, Mai/June 2010; visiting Professsor at the University of Münster, with Luisa De Cola, Germany, fall/winter 2007/08.|
|Current: Emeritus professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Berne, Switzerland..|
- Supramolecularly organized molecules, clusters and complexes in zeolite cavities.
- Artificial antenna systems for light harvesting, transport, and trapping.
- Photochemical transformation and storage of solar energy.
Occupations in research committees:
Member of the Swiss Commission for the use of solar energy, KNS; 1981 – 1999.
Chairman of the Bernese Chemical Society; 1987 – 1989.
Chairman of the Swiss Society for Photochemistry and Photophysics; 1988 – 1989.
Member of the International Organizing Committee of the "International Conference
on Photochemical Transformation and Storage of Solar Energy" (IPS); 1988 – 1996.
Organizer and Chairman of the
10th International Conference on Photochemical Transformation and Storage of
Solar Energy, IPS-10, Interlaken, Switzerland; July 24 – 29, 1994.
Chairman of the European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion (QUANTSOL); 1995 –1998.
Member of the research board, DFG, German National Research Society, focus
project New Phenomena of Silicon Chemistry; 1995 – 2002.
Member of the Editorial Board Research on Chemical Intermediates; and of other international scientific journals.
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board Langmuir ACS 2012 – 2015.
Associate Editor of the journal „SOLAR ENERGY“; since 1998.