Prof. Jacques-E. Moser


Jacques-Edouard Moser is titular professor in physical chemistry and is currently directing the Photochemical Dynamics Research Group (Moser Group) of EPFL.

He is a graduate of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, where he received his diploma degree in chemical engineering in 1982. After two stays in 1984 and 1985 at Concordia University in Montréal (Canada), he earned in 1986 his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at EPFL (Michael Grätzel, thesis advisor).

In 1986, he joined the Eastman-Kodak corporate research laboratories at Rochester (NY, USA) as a postdoctoral fellow. He was appointed lecturer of physical chemistry at EPFL in 1992 and was awarded the habilitation and the venia legendi in 1998. He is titular professor since 2005.

His research activity focuses on the study of the dynamics of photoinduced electron transfer and charge carrier separation at donor-acceptor heterojunctions in 3rd generation photovoltaic systems. He is the author and co-author of ca. 160 scientific papers (h-index 69). He currently teaches general physical chemistry to freshmen students in chemistry. He gives two classes on general- and redox photochemistry in the BSc and MSc programs in chemistry and chemical engineering.

Jacques-E. Moser presided the Swiss society of photochemistry and photophysics (1995-1998) and the Grammaticakis-Neumann international prize committee (1999-2001). He was a member of the board of the Swiss chemical society (2007-2012). He served as a member of the standing committee of the European photochemistry association (1992-2000) and of the executive committee of the division for fundamental research of the Swiss chemical society (1999-2014). He was the director of the Section of chemistry and chemical engineering of EPFL and a member of the direction of the School of basic sciences from 2007 to 2015.