Freddy Adams#

Freddy Adams
Membership Number:579
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2004 Emeritus professor of the University of Antwerp
  • 1996-2000 President of the Royal Flemish Chemical Society
  • 1994-2001 Vice-President of the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
  • 1985-1987 President of the Flemish Interuniversity Council
  • 1983-1995 Rector of the U.I.A
  • 1978-2003 Founder and co-Director of Micro-Trace Analysis Centre (U.I.A)
  • 1972-2003 Professor of Chemistry at the University of Antwerp (U.I.A.) with teaching assignment in analytical chemistry and radiochemistry
  • 1965-1972 Research assistant at the University of Ghent, Institute Nuclear Research in analytical chemistry and radiochemistry.
  • 1963 Ph D in Chemistry, University of Ghent, Belgium

Fields of Scholarship
  • analytical chemistry
  • instrumental microscopic analysis with ion, electron and laser beam techniques and synchrotron X-ray sources
  • ultratrace speciation analysis with hyphenated techniques

Honours and Awards
  • 1960 Prize of European Research Associates
  • 1964 Prize Stas-Spring, Royal Academy of Sciences, Belgium
  • 1979 Louis Gordon Memorial Award
  • 1984 Castaing Award microanalysis
  • 1990 Prize Environment Policy - Foundation Coca-Cola
  • 1996 Pregl Medal of the Austrian Chemical Society
  • 1998 Doctor Honoris Causa, Al. I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
  • 1998 Honorary member of the Romanian Chemical Society
  • European Winter Conference, Award for achievements in the field of plasma spectrochemistry (Lillehammer, Norway, 2001)
  • 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldova
  • 2009 Military decoration "Faternity in Arms"; Ministry of Defense, Republic of Moldova

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