CTCP
Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
at Massey University (Albany Campus), New Zealand





CURRICULUM VITAE
Peter Schwerdtfeger

Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study
Massey University Auckland

QUALIFICATIONS:
1973 Degree as a chemicotechnical assistant, Chemisches Institut Dr.Flad, Stuttgart, Germany
1976 Chem. Eng. (grad.), Fachhochschule Aalen, Germany (M.Sc.)
1977 Prediploma Chemistry, Stuttgart, Germany (B.Sc.)
1980 Dipl. Chem., Stuttgart, Germany (M.Sc.)
1983 Prediploma Mathematics, Stuttgart, Germany (B.Sc.)
1986 Dr. rer. nat., Stuttgart, Germany (Ph.D.)
1995 Habilitation and venia legendi, Marburg, Germany

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Fellow of the Royal Society New Zealand
Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
Member of the American Chemical Society, the Gesellschaft
... Deutscher Chemiker, the Deutscher Hochschulverband,
... the American Physical Society, and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theoretische Chemie
Board Member: Asian-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemist
Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS).

PRESENT POSITION:
Distinguished Professor (since February 2012), Massey University
Head of the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study (NZIAS) (since 2016)
Director of the Centre of Theoretical Chemistry and Physics (since 2006)
Privatdozent, Philipps-University Marburg (since Dec 1995)

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:
Teacher in chemistry and physics for intermediate schools, Stuttgart, 1980-81
Taxi-Driver, Stuttgart, 1981-1987
Teacher in atomic physics and theory of relativity at public high schools, Stuttgart, 1982-87
Computer software analyst, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, 1981-87
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Auckland, 1987-89
Research Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Auckland, 1989
Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1989-1991
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1991-1992
Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1993-1995
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1995-1998
Professor (personal chair) Department of Chemistry, University of Auckland, New Zealand 1999-2003
Professor of Theoretical Chemistry (2004-2012), Massey University
Deputy Director of the Institute of Fundamental Sciences (2004-2007)
Honorary Professor of the Institute of Fundamental Science (2007-2009)
Elected Council Member of The Royal Society New Zealand (2005-2009)
President of the New Zealand Humboldt Association (1994-2013)
Deputy Head of Institute (NZIAS) (2006-2016)

AWARDS/PRIZES:
1987 Alexander von Humboldt Feodor Lynen Award (Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Bonn)
1988 Prince & Princess of Wales Science Award (Royal Society of New Zealand) (NZ$ 2,500)
1994 SGS Prize for excellence in basic research (NZ$ 1,000) (New Zealand Institute of Chemistry)
1996 Marsden Fund Award (NZ$ 570,000 for research)
1997 Fellow of the Royal Society New Zealand
1998 Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
1999 Marsden Fund Award (NZ$ 590,000 for research)
2001 Hector Medal for undertaken work of great scientific or technological
... merit and outstanding contribution to the advancement of the
... particular branch of science (Royal Society New Zealand)
2001 James Cook Fellowship (2 years)
2003 Marsden Fund Award (NZ$ 630,000 for research)
2006 Marsden Fund Award (NZ$ 870,000 for research)
2007 Marsden Fund Award (NZ$ 720,000 for research)
2007 Royal Society Australasian Chemistry Lectureship
2007 Distinguished Teaching Award (Massey University)
2008 Marsden Fund Award (NZ$ 780,000 for research)
2009 Massey University Individual Research Award (NZ$ 20,000)
2009 Massey University College of Science Research Award
2010 Humboldt Research Prize (Euro 60,000) in recognition of a researcher's entire
... achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories,
... or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected
... to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
2011 Fukui Medal in quantum chemistry for deeper understanding
... of quantum relativistic effects.
2012 Distinguished Professor, Massey University
2012 Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS).
... The Academy is composed of persons chosen amongst the scientists of all countries
... who have distinguished themselves by the value of their scientific work, their
... role of pioneer or leader of a school and have most contributed to the advancement
... of quantum molecular sciences.
2012 CMMSE Prize for important contributions in the developments of Numerical Methods
... for Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Economics.
2014 Marsden Fund Award (NZ$ 750,000 for research)
2014 Rutherford Medal (NZ$ 100,000) for his world-leading contribution to fundamental
... aspects of chemical and physical phenomena in atoms, molecules and condensed matter.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Over 100 Keynote or plenary lectures at international conferences
... and more than 300 invited talks at universities and research institutions
Research income totals about 10 M$ over the last 20 years
Over 290 papers published in international journals and books
Editorial Advisory Board: Journal of Computational Chemistry, WIREs Computational Molecular Science, Molecular Physics
Advisory Board: Asian/Pacific Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Association

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