Gero Decher



Prof. Gero Decher obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1986 from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, where he also obtained his habilitation for Physical Chemistry in 1994. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Ciba-Geigy AG in Fribourg, Switzerland 1986-1988 and then assistant professor at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität between 1988-1994. He was visiting professor at Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France 1994-1995, where he then became full professor of Chemistry in 1995. His research labs are located at the CNRS Institut Charles Sadron in Strasbourg, at which he also served as deputy director from 2001-2009. He was appointed distinguished professor by Université Louis Pasteur in 2006, since 2007 he is member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and also of the International Center for Frontier Research in Chemistry (FRC). The distinctions awarded to Prof. Decher include the Grand Prix of the “Académie des sciences” for nanobiotechnology “Emilia Valori” in 2009, the ECIS - Rhodia European Colloid & Interface Prize in 2010 and the International Award of the Society for Polymer Science Japan in 2013. His main fields of interest cover the development of the layer-by-layer assembly method, macromolecules at interfaces, nano-composite (bio)materials, (bio)functional nanoparticles, functional coatings, thin film devices and nano-organized multi-materials in general. In February 2012, his article on "Fuzzy Nanoassemblies" published in Science magazine in August 1997, received its 5,000th ISI citation. This puts layer-by-layer assembly in the category of the 10 most influential developments in the field of chemistry in the last 10 years.

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