190416 Bakker Simon-Widmer-Award

On the occasion of the 5th CHanalysis in Beatenberg, April 11-12, 2019, Prof Eric Bakker received the Simon Widmer Award 2019 for his pioneering work in ionselective electrochemical and optical sensors. Eric established himself as one of the leading electroanalytical chemists in the world and he is a very deserving recipient of this distin-guished award.

Picture: Prize winner Eric Bakker (right) receives the award from Marc Suter, President of the SCS Division of Analytical Sciences.

Eric obtained his PhD in 1993 under the supervision of Professor Wilhelm Simon at ETH Zürich. Following a postdoctoral stay at the University of Michigan, he then joined the faculty at Auburn University, Alabama, USA, as an Assistant Professor in 1995 and was later promoted to Full Professor in 2003. In 2005–2008, he was a Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, and moved then to Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Since 2010, he is Professor at the University of Geneva, where he also served as Director of the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry.


David Spichiger, SCS