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Dr. Baldur ELIASSON Department Head, ABB's Energy and Global Change Program worldwide


1958-66 studied electrical engineering and astronomy at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
 Doctoral thesis in the departments of electrical engineering and numerical mathematics at the same university on a theoretical subject regarding propagation of microwaves
1966-69 radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, investigated the emissions of radio waves from molecular clouds within our galaxy
1969 return to Switzerland, started to work in the newly founded Brown Boveri Research Center on theoretical subjects in physics, optics, laser theory, holography, scattering, electrical discharges and environmental technologies
1988 after the merger of Asea of Sweden and Brown Boveri of Switzerland to form ABB occupied with global environmental issues, full time starting in 1991
 Today in charge of ABB's Energy and Global Change Program worldwide, representing ABB in a number of international programs, such as the China Energy Technology Program together with the Alliance for Global Sustainability and as vice chairman of the International Energy Agency's "R&D Program on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies"
 Guest professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of Tianjin University in Tianjin, China
 Steering Committee of two Greenhouse Gas Chemistry Laboratories that ABB runs jointly with Tsinghua University and Tianjin University in China


Steering Committee of an International Project on Ocean Sequestration of CO2 in Hawaii and Norway
Review Panel of the US Department of Energy's Program on Climate Technologies
Review Panel of the Swiss National Foundation's Climate Program
G8 Advisory Board on Renewable Technologies


2001 Special ABB Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Affairs"
2001 3rd Hai He Medal of the Government of the City of Tianjin
2001 Climate Technology Award by the International Energy Agency in Paris for "Excellence in Leadership" for introducing climate technologies in developing countries