Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Werner H. Baur


Curriculum vitae


Born August 2, 1931, in Warsaw, Poland; married 1962; two children


1961 Privatdozent, mineralogy and crystallography, Universität Göttingen
1956 Dr. rer.nat., mineralogy and crystallography, Universität Göttingen
1950 – 1956 Student at the Universität Göttingen

Academic Appointments

1986 – 1996 Professor C4 of Cystallography and Minralogy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
1968 – 1986 Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)
1965 – 1968 Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, UIC
1963 – 1965 Assistant to the Associate Professor, joint appointment between Department Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Crystallography Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1956 – 1963 wissenschaftlicher Assistent to Privatdozent, Institut für Mineralogie und Kristallographie, Universität Göttingen
1954 - 1956 wissenschaftlicher Hilfsassistent Institut für Mineralogie und Kristallographie, Universität Göttingen

Visting Appointments

1997– Senior Scientist, University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences
1973 – 1982 Research Associate, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
1971 – 1972 Visiting Research Professor, Fachbereich Physik, Universität Karlsruhe
1968 Guest Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory
1962 – 1963 Visiting Associate Chemist, Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory
1957 wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Mineralogisches Institut, Universität Bern

Aadministrative Appointments
1978 – 1980 Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIC
1966 – 1980 Head, Department of Geological Sciences, UIC
Field of Research
Other activities

I published about 170 articles in journals and chapters in books, one book was edited plus two books coauthored with R. X. Fischer. Over the years I had many research grants, sat on numerous committees, taught graduate and undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses and many seminars. The topics included not only all the standard topics in crystallography and mineralogy, but petrology and geology as well. In addition, and also for fun and self-education, I gave courses in astrogeology, the history of continental drift and plate tectonics, on renewable and non- renewable energy sources, on statistics for geoscientists and on the history of crystallography and mineralogy. I was editor or associate editor of several journals, reviewed untold manuscripts and grant applications and consulted with several companies. I delivered invites talks on various topics in several countries.