Jerzy Kroh

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Jerzy Kroh
Academician, Chemist, Professor, Rector
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Jerzy Kroh (28 August 1924 – 15 February 2016) was a Polish chemist, the founder of a radiation chemistry school in Łódź, and the author or co-author of about 400 publications and several books.

From 1981-1987, Kroh was rector of the Technical University of Lodz, and from 1962-1994 was in charge of the Interministerial Institute of Applied Radiation, of which he was a founder. From 1996-1998, Kroh was Vice President of Łódź, responsible for science and education. He holds an honorary degree of Doctor honoris causa from the University of Leeds and the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom, the University of Pavia in Italy, and the Technical University of Lodz.

Krh has many other awards as well, including the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Knight Commander of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland, and the Imperial Japanese Order of the Silver and Gold Star. He is an honorary member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh HFRS, of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and of the Scientific Society of Lodz.


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