Title: Chemistry Professor, Researcher
Company: University of Oregon
Location: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Peter von Hippel, Professor Emeritus and Lifetime Researcher at the University of Oregon, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.
A native of Goettingen, Germany, Dr. von Hippel relocated to the United States in 1937 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. During his upbringing, Dr. von Hippel’s father was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was viewed as the founder of material science research. Dr. von Hippel was exposed to different sciences at a young age, which later inspired him to pursue academia in the area. Furthermore, Dr. von Hippel graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in 1952. The following year, he earned a Master of Science from the aforementioned institution. He concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955.
Prior to the start of his career, Dr. von Hippel served in the United States Naval Reserve in the capacity of a Lieutenant from 1956 to 1959. During this time, he also worked as a physical biochemist with the Naval Medical Research Institute. Subsequently, he joined Dartmouth College as an assistant professor, further progressing to an associate professor until 1967. Dr. von Hippel began his tenure with the University of Oregon as a professor of chemistry that same year. From 1979 to 1987, he contributed as the director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and as a chairman for the department of chemistry at the University of Oregon. Since 1989, Dr. von Hippel has flourished as a lifetime research professor of chemistry of the American Cancer Society. Most recently, he was also recognized as professor emeritus of the University of Oregon.
For his accomplishments in the field, Dr. von Hippel was presented with the Merck Award from the American Society of Biochemical and Molecular Biology in 2000, as well as the Founders Award from the Biophysical Society in 2013. Additionally, he served as a postdoctoral fellow for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. An exceptional Marquis listee, he has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.
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