Fields of expertise
Dynamics of light-induced electron transfer
Time-resolved THz spectroscopy
Jacques Moser is a graduate of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, where he received his diploma degree (M.Sc.) in chemical engineering in 1982. After two stays in 1984 at Concordia University and in 1985 at the Canadian centre for picosecond laser flash photolysis in Montreal (Canada), he earned in 1986 his Ph.D. at EPFL (Prof. Michael Grätzel, thesis advisor). In 1986, he joined the Eastman-Kodak corporate research laboratory at Rochester (NY, USA) and was then associated with the newly created NSF Center for photoinduced charge transfer at the University of Rochester.
Jacques-E. Moser 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 processes in interfacial and supramolecular systems. He is the author and co-author of more than 160 scientific papers (h-index 69). He currently teaches general physical chemistry to freshmen students and 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.