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Andreas Schmidt-Ott, born in 1952, completed his Ph.D. thesis at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland in 1979. He was then Research Fellow at Atmospheric Physics Dept. and later Senior Research Scientist at the Solid State Physics Laboratory of the same institute. In 1988 he spent a term at the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (S.K. Friedlander) as Visiting Assistant Professor before joining Duisburg University (Germany). Here he was first Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and then became professor in the Mechanical Engineering Dept. of the same university. 1996 - 1997 he spent a 5-month sabbatical with K. Sattler at the Physics Dept. (Nanophysics Group) of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was Deputy Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at Duisburg University 1998 - 2001. From 2001 to 2018 he was Professor of Nanoparticle Technology at the Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences, at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, where he now has an emeritus status. Since 2016 he is Adjunct Professor at The Cyprus Institute in Nicosia. He served as Secretary General of the German Aerosol Association (GAeF) and Board Member of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). He is or was a member of several Editorial/Advisory Boards of journals and advisor to the Health Council of The Netherlands. His most prestigious award was the Smoluchowski Award, which he obtained in 1989. In 2014 he co-founded the company VSParticle (Delft, Netherlands), specialized in equipment for producing nanoparticles and nanoparticulate products as well as contract research in this domain, for which he is working as an advisor.
Andreas Schmidt-Ott’s main areas of expertise, are Nanoparticle Technology, Nanostructured Materials, and Materials for Energy Applications. In these domains he has published more than 150 papers and recently edited a book.