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Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Paul J. CRUTZEN Nobel Laureate for Chemistry; Professor emeritus, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz


1968 Meteorology, University of Stockholm, Sweden; Ph.D. (Fil. Lic.)
1969-1971 Fellow of the European Space Research Organization at Oxford University, England
1973 Dr. Sc.
1969-1971 Fellow of the European Space Research Organization at Oxford University, England
1974-1977 Consultant at the Aeronomy Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (half-time)
  and Researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder (half-time), Colorado, USA
1977-1980 Senior Scientist and Director of the Air Quality Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder,
  Colorado, USA
1976-1981 Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
1980-2000 Member of the Max-Planck-Society for the Advancement of Science and Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry
  Division of the Max-Planck-Institute, Mainz
1987-1991 Professor (part-time), University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, USA
1991-1992 Tage-Erlander-Professor of the Swedish Natural Research Council at the University of Stockholm, Sweden
since 1992 Professor (part-time), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, La Jolla, USA
1997-2000 Professor (part-time), Utrecht University, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Netherlands
since 2000 Emeritus at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry


Member of the German Parliament Committee for "The Protection of the Earth's Atmosphere", 1987-1990
Member of ESTA (European Science and Technology Assembly) of the European Union, Brussels, 1997-1999
Member of the Steering Committee of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, since 2000
Member of the International Polar Foundation, Brussels, since 2003
Member of the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Abdus Salam), Trieste, since 2004
Member of the Advisory Board of The National Society of High School Scholars, Atlanta, since 2005
Member of various other national and international committees addressing the study of atmospheric chemistry and climate


Over 300 refereed and more than 100 unrefereed research publications in specialist publications, 4 books co-authored and 4 books edited


Several Honorary Member-, Doctor- and Professorships
Name "Crutzen" given to asteroid n° 9679, discovered by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on September 24, 1960
Leo-Szilard-Prize for "Physics in the Public Interest", American Physical Society, 1985
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Dr. M. Molina and Dr. F.S. Rowland, U.S.A.), 1995
"Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw" (appointed by the Queen of The Netherlands), 1996
H. Julian Allen Award 1998, for the outstanding scientific paper (co-authored) of 1998 at NASA Ames Research Center, 1999
Named "Hero of the Planet" by Time Magazine, Special Edition, Earth Day, 2000