Prof. Thomas Rizzo

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Chemistry, cum laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1978
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

  • 1984-1986    Research Associate, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago
  • 1986-1994    Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Chemistry, University of Rochester
  • 1994-            Professor of Chemistry, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • 1995-1996    Director, Institute of Physical Chemistry, EPFL
  • 1997-2004    Head, Department of Chemistry, EPFL
  • 2004-2016    Dean, School of Basic Sciences, EPFL

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 1986          Camille and Henry Dreyfus Distinguished New Faculty Award
  • 1991-93     Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • 1992          Coblentz Society Award for Molecular Spectroscopy
  • 1992-93     University of Rochester Student Association Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1993          Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
  • 1998          Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1999          APLE prize for best EPFL invention
  • 2009          Bourke Award, Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2011          Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2012          Bernstein Memorial Lecturer, University of Wisconsin
  • 2017          Ron Hites Award, American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • 2018          ERC Advanced Grant Awardee