Prof. Dr. Heinz Berke

H. Berke received his Diploma in Chemistry at the University of Erlangen (Germany) in 1971 and his Ph. D. at the University of Tübingen (Germany) in 1974. From 1974 - 1988 he has been at the University of Konstanz (Germany) with an intermedi-ate stay in the Laboratory of R. Hoffmann, Cornell University, Ithaca (USA) in 1977. In 1981 he fin-ished his Habilitation and in 1983 he was awarded the Heisenberg fellowship from the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" and the Dozentenpreis of the Fonds der Chemischen In-dustrie (Germany). In 1987 he was promoted to a C2 Professor at the University of Konstanz before he joined the University of Zurich (Switzerland) in 1988 as a full professor of Inorganic Chemistry. In 1991 he became director of this institute and stayed at this position 2005. in 2012 he was retired.