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Aleksandra Kornhauser Frazer

Aleksandra Kornhauser Frazer

Dr. Aleksandra Kornhauser Frazer (born 26 September 1926) is a Slovenian chemist. She is a Professor of Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering and Director at the International Centre for Chemical Studies, of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.[1]

Early life

Kornhauser Frazer was born into a wealthy family with five siblings—her father owned what would later become the Jelovica company in Škofja Loka. The family lost their wealth during the Great Depression in the 1930s and she grew up in relative poverty. In 1940 during World War II, at the age of fifteen, she began running a youth organization to support Partisans. Her father was imprisoned in the concentration camp in Begunje and the family were roped into forced labor but all survived the war. After briefly teaching in Kamnik and Domžale, she went to university in 1948 to study chemistry.[2]

Career

Between 1954 and 1980, Kornhauser Frazer carried out extensive research into alkaloids and antibiotics for pharmaceutical companies. Since 1980 she has combined her chemical research with lecturing and has been employed as a researcher for international organizations such as the EU, UNDP, UNESCO, ILO, and the US Protection Agency. In her later life she has been notably involved with promoting clean technologies, and in 1999 she was the first woman scientist to be given the Honda Prize in Tokyo for her development of knowledge in this field. and has contributed numerous books for UNESCO and the EU for teaching it.[1]

Outside her native Slovenia she has worked with universities in Switzerland, the UK and the USA, and domestically she has hosted over 60 international seminars and workshops. Kornhauser Frazer is a member of the United Nations Council, the World Academy of Art and Science and the Academia Europaea in London and is a recipient of the Laurent Lavoisier Medal of the Académie de Pharmacie and the Robert Brasted Memorial Award of the American Chemical Society, among others. She has said of researching: "If you chose research and teaching, don’t expect money and fame. The research itself is the main reward, the process even more than the result".[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Professor Aleksandra Kornhauser Frazer" (PDF). EU. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Zame je vsak dan srečen, če ga srečnega naredim" (in Slovenian). Delo.si. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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