Prof. Edward Kosower

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Prof. Edward Kosower
Phone: 03-6408556
Another phone: 03-6408219
Fax: 03-6409293
Office: Multi-disciplinary Center, 310

Research

Unique new technique of thin film infrared spectroscopy using low energies, short scan times (0.1 s) for microgram samples on a silver halide planar fiber. We have thus characterized seven oligomers of water and the formation of 310, alpha and the previously undetected pi-helices of N-methyl acetamide. The technique is now being extended to polyethylene substrates yielding new insights into the nature of the contact region between hydrophobic surfaces and water.

Education

  • B.Sc., University of California, Los Angeles, 1948-1952

  • Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1952-1954

  • Organic Chemistry Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland, 1952-1953

  • Department of Chemistry Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1953-1954

 

Academic Appointments

  • Ass't.Prof., Chemistry Dept., Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, Penn, 1954-1956

  • Instructor, Chemistry Dept., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc., 1956-1957

  • Ass't.Prof., Chemistry Dept., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc., 1957-1961

  • Assoc.Prof., Chemistry Dept. State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, New York, 1961-1965

  • Prof., Chemistry Dept.State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, New York, 1965-1972

  • Adjunct  Prof.,  Chemistry Dept., State Univ. of New  York, Stony Brook, New York, 1972-1999

  • Prof., Chemistry Dept., Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1972-1997

  • Prof. Emeritus, Chemistry Dept., Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1997

  • Visiting Prof., Univ. of California, San Diego, Calif. Visiting Prof., Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, USA, 1977-1978

  • Visiting Prof., Japan Soc. for Promotion of Science, Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan, 1978

  • Visiting Prof., Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1983

  • Visiting Prof., Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, Univ. of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 1987

  • Distinguished Visitor, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 1991

  • Chair in Biophysical Organic Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 1989-1992

  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Polymers, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 1991-1992

  • Josef Kryss Chair in Biophysical Organic Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 1992-1999

  • Josef Kryss Chair Emeritus in Biophysical Organic Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 1999-Present

  • Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. USA, 1997, 1998

  • Consulting Prof. of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. USA, 2000

  • Adjunct Faculty, International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2009-Present

 

Awards and Prizes

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 1960-1964

  • Weizmann Prize (jointly with Professor N.S.Kosower), 1977

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1977-1978

  • Kolthoff Award, Technion, Israel, 1984

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1989

  • Lemburg Lecturer, Australian Academy of Sciences, 1991

  • Rothschild Prize in Chemistry, Israel, 1996

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