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Prof. Dr. Dieter Richter

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27.02.1947Born in Hannover
1953-1957Elementary school in Wolfsburg
1957-1966Rats- und Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium in Wolfsburg
1966-1968Military service, final degree: second lieutenant
1968-1973Study of physics at the Technische Universität Braunschweig
February 1974Scientific collaborator at the Institut für Festkörperforschung of the KFA Jülich
February 1977Thesis at the Technische Hochschule Aachen, "Investigation of Hydrogen Diffusion in the Presence of Trapping Defects"
1978-1979Postdoc at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the group of G. Shirane
1983Habilitation in Physics at the Technische Hochschule Aachen
1985-1989Senior scientist at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, Responsibility: High resolution and time of flight experiments, physical chemistry
Since October 1989Appointment as a director at the Institut für Festkörperforschung der KFA Jülich; Responsibility: Institute for Neutron Scattering; Chair at the University of Münster in physical chemistry
Since January 2011Scientific Director at the FRM II in Munich
Since January 2013Acting Director MLZ (FRM II in Munich)
Since April 2015Retired as a Professor; working as a consultant for FZJ
1987Solid State Physics Award (Walter-Schottky-Preis) of the German Physical Society for neutron-spin-echo work on the dynamics of polymers
1990Max-Planck Award of the Humboldt Foundation and Max-Planck Society (together with J. Huang, Exxon)
1997Honorary chair at the Material Physics Dept. of the University of the Basque country founded by the Bank of Bilbao Vizcaya
1998Fellow of the American Physical Society
1998Call on a chair in experimental physics at the Technical University of Munich (turned down)
2002Erwin-Schrödinger Award of the Stifterverband der deutschen Wissenschaften (together with J. Allgaier, G. Gompper (FZ Jülich) and R. Strey, T. Sottmann (Univ. Cologne))
2003/2004Stafford Whitby Memorial Lecutrer at the University Akron (sponsored by the company Bridgestone/Firestone)
2005Call on a Chair at the University of Tennessee in combination with the directorship of the Joint Institute for Neutron Science (turned down)
2009Walter Hälg Prize of the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA)
2015Staudinger – Durrer Award of the ETH Zürich

1992-1995 Member in the ILL Subcommittee 9 "Soft Matter"
1992-1998 Chairman of the German Committee for Neutron Scattering
1994-1997 Founder and first chairman of the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA)
1994-1997 Member of the European Spallation Source (ESS) Science Council
1994-1998 Member of the ILL Scientific Council
1996Chairman of the Program Committee of the first European Neutron Scattering Conference (ECNS '96) in Interlaken (more than 700 participants)
1996-1998Member of the Large Facility Commission
1996-1998Member of the Conseil Scientific of the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin in Saclay (France)
1996-2000 Member of the German Delegation in the "Neutron Working Group" of the OECD Megascience Forum
1997-2003 Member of the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA)
1998-2003 Member of the European Union Neutron Round Table
1998-2007 Member of the PSI Research Commission in Villigen (Switzerland)
1999-2001 Member of the BMBF Commission FRM-2
1999-2001 Member of the Instrumentation Commission of the FRM-2
2000-2003 Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the European Spallation Source (ESS) Project and ESS Science Director
2003-2004 Member of the ILL instrument Subcommittee in Grenoble
2003- Member of the Scientific Evaluation Committee of the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin in Saclay
2003- Member of the Strategy Council of the FRM-2 (Munich)
2004-2005 Member of the ILL Scientific Council
2004-2005 Chairman ILL Subcommittee
2004-2009 Network Coordinator: "Soft Matter Composites - An approach to nanoscale functional materials", FP6 - Network of Excellence: SoftComp
2005-2007 Chairman of the ILL Scientific Council
2011 -Member of the Science Advisory Board of the Adophe Merkle Institute in Fribourg
2011-2015Member of the ACS Macro Letters & Macromolecules joint Editorial Advisory Board
2016Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the the Centro de Fisica Materiales (CSIC), Donostia (Spain)
Member in many Programm Committees and Advisory Boards of National and International Conferences

Important Memberships in Journals
1991-1994Co-Editor Europhysics Letters
1995-Advisory Editor "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research"
2003-Advisory Editor "Journal of Polymer Science" (Polymer Physics & Polymer Chemistry)
2005-Member of the Editorial Board "Soft Matter" of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Evaluator and Consulter Activities
1996-2001Consultant contract with Exxon, USA
1998Evaluator of the OECD Mega Science Forum on the future prospects of neutron scattering in the OECD countries