Prof. Dr. Friedrich Dörr

(1921 - 2018)
Physical Chemistry

Research Areas

Spectra and electronic structure of unsaturated organic compounds in condensed phase:
Aromatic ketones, cyanine dyes, substituted aromatic hydrocarbons, anthraquinones, antenna pigments and reaction centres of photosynthetic bacteria;
Population and deactivation pathways of electronically excited states, especially S1 and T1; direction of transition dipole moments, lifetime of excited-states, photo-induced reactions like isomerisation, electron-, proton- and energy-transfer, effect of matrix and substitution

Applied techniques

UV/VIS absorption and emission spectroscopy, steady-state and time-resolved (τ 2 ps); time-resolved Raman and CARS spectroscopy; ESR.

Curriculum vitae

1921 Born on December 13 in Landsberg/Lech
1940 Realgymnasium Augsburg. Sonderreifevermerk
1940-43 Military service, demobilisation because of injury
1944 Start with studies of physics at the (then) Technische Hochschule München (THM)
1950 Diploma Thesis with Prof. Dr. W. Meißner (Technische Physik), Graduation
1950 PhD-student with Prof. Dr. G. Scheibe, Physikalische Chemie
1953 Promotion to “Dr. rer. nat.”
  Employment as Scientific Assistent
1958 Habilitation for „Physikalische Chemie”
1961 Hochschuldozent
1966 Appointment as Full Professor of the new chair “Physikalische Chemie II” (THM)
1975 Offer by Univ. Stuttgart (succession Prof. Dr. Th. Förster) declined
1987 Professor emeritus

Award and social engagement

1965 Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein-Preis der Deutschen Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie.
  For many years technical consultant for expert services of the DFG; Intermittent Committee Activities: Bunsengesellschaft, IUPAC, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, Deutsches Museum in München