Ahmed Zewail – Father of Femtochemistry

Ahmed Zewail – father of femtochemistry

Category : Personalities
Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & contributions

 

Ahmed Zewail is born on February 26, 1946

 

Zewail is an Egyptian-American scientist and Nobel Laureate

 

He developed a new way of using ultra-short pulsing laser flashes to observe and isolate chemical reactions down to the femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second)

 

Awards & Medals

 

1993, Wolf Prize in Chemistry

 

1997, Tolman Medal

 

1997, Robert A. Welch Award

 

1999, Grand Collar of the Nile - Egypt's highest state honor

 

1999, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

Priestley Medal

 

2011, Davy Medal

 

Zewail revealed previously unknown aspects of the transition states of chemical reactions

 

He has also studied 4D electron microscopy

 

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