In this long lasting era,
(born 1902 in Vienna, +1995 in Graz) was head of the institute. He got his doctoral degree in 1927
at the university of technolgy of Vienna as student of Mark.
In 1937 he obtained the venia for physical chemistry in Vienna. In 1940 he was director of
the x-ray departement of the Kaiser-Wilhelm institute in Berlin.
In 1943, he was appointed as professor at the institute of physical
chemistry in Prag, and 1946 he came to Graz.
His most famous research works were X-ray small-angle scattering methods, especially measurements
of polymers and biopolymers,
and besides this he supported density determination methods on an electronic basis.
Kratky was rector in 1956/57. Together with Zinke he was responsible that
the growing chemistry institutes got an additional building at Heinrichstrasse 28. In this era,
the institute´s name was changed to "physical chemistry". (Since 1971, the
Institute of Theoretical Chemistry was planned).
In 1970, the 2nd international symposium of X-ray small-angle scattering was organized in Graz, and in
1971 a course on X-ray small-angle scattering of the European molecular biology organization was held
In Kratky´s era, many physical chemists got their venia:
(born 1918 in Graz, +1999 in Graz), got his doctoral degree in 1940 as student of Pestemer.
In 1950 he obtained the venia for physical chemistry.
His research dealt in this time with uv spectroscopy. Later he was the first
head of the new founded
institute of biochemistry.
Hans A. LEOPOLD
(born 1937 in Graz) studied physics at the university of technology of Graz and got his doctoral
degree in 1962. In 1971 he obtained the venia for applied physics.
He developed together with
a precision method for density measurements by oscillation. In 1984 he was appointed as
professor of microelectronics at the university of technology of Graz.
(born 1919 in Faak/Villach, +1984 in Graz) studied physics and chemistry and got his doctoral
degree in 1947 as student of Kratky. In 1952 he obtained the venia for physical chemistry.
He was Kratky´s most important coworker in X-ray small angle scattering. In 1965
he was appointed as professor of experimental physics at the university of Graz.
(born 1924 in Zeltweg), later
head of the institute of physical chemistry,
got his doctoral degree in 1951 as student of Kratky. In 1958 he obtained the venia for
physical chemistry. His research was
directed to macromolecular chemistry.
(nee Petzold, born 1931 in Prag) got her doctoral degree (sub auspiciis praesidentis) in 1956 as
student of Kratky. In 1970 she obtained the venia for physical chemistry
and was later professor
of the biophysical division. Her research was the investigation of biological macromolecules
with x-ray methods. Another non-scientific side of publications are her famous
and marvellous travel books with her excellent landscape photographs.