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Paul Scherrer Institut PSI Molecular Dynamics

Paul Scherrer Institut
5232 Villigen PSI, Schweiz/Switzerland
Tel. +41 56 310 21 11
Fax. +41 56 310 21 99

E-Mail: peter.radi@psi.ch

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Peter P. Radi

Physical Chemist, Molecular Dynamics


Paul Scherrer Institute
CH-5232 Villigen PSI

E-mail: peter.radi@psi.ch
Phone: +(41)-(56)310-4127, Fax: (+41)-(56)310-2199

Research Interests

Generation and spectroscopic characterization of radicals and (metal-) clusters, nonlinear spectroscopic techniques, thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions relevant to combustion and catalysis processes, state-specific collisional energy transfer, molecular beams, mass spectrometry

Research Assignments at PSI (since 1990)

Other Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant,Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Berne Switzerland, associated with Prof. E. Schumacher (1982-1986)
  • Postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, associated with Prof. M. T. Bowers (1986-1990)
  • Visiting Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartfort, Connecticut, USA, associated with Prof. A. C. Eckbreth (1992)

Academic Background

  • Diploma in physical chemistry, University of Berne, Switzerland (1982)
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Berne, Switzerland (1986)


  • 102 journal publications on metal, semiconductor and carbon clusters; application and development of spectroscopic techniques; analysis of radicals in combustion