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Honorary Doctors

The doctoral conferment ceremony is held each year at the end of May or beginning of June in Lund Cathedral. At the ceremony, the faculties honour some outstanding individuals who are presented with honorary doctorates. On this page, you can see the faculty's honorary doctors from 1996 onwards.

People with laurel wreaths and hats on their heads. Photo.

2021

Melissa Franklin, Harvard University, USA

Clifford Woodward, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia

2020

Mary Higby Schweitzer, North Carolina State University, USA

Thomas Henning, Heidelberg University, Germany

2019

Stanley Micklavzina, University of Oregon, USA

Karin Åkerfeldt, Haverford College, USA

2018

Peter Cederström, Sweden

Anne Borg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

2017

Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University, USA

2016

Nils Forshed, Sweden

Gerd Grubb, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2015

Karen Luise Knudsen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Yeshayahu Talmon, Technion, Israel

2014

Christina Moberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Nils Mårtensson, Uppsala University, Sweden

2013

Fredrik Sjöberg, Sweden

Rolf Heuer, CERN, Switzerland

2012

Bryan Webber, United Kingdom

Robert K Thomas, United Kingdom

2011

Michael Graetzel, Switzerland

Mario Tassinari, Sweden

2010

Peter Varga, Austria

Michael Perryman, Netherlands

2009

Linda Thõny-Meyer, Switzerland

Högni Hansson, Sweden

2008

Berndt Kromer, Germany

Peter D. Lax, USA

2007

Sir David J Read, United Kingdom

Matthias Scheffler, Germany

2006

Arthur Bienenstock, USA

Bernard Cabane, France

2005

  • Vladilen Letokhov, Russia
  • Wittko Francke, Germany
  • Rienk van Grondelle, Netherlands

2004


  • Sine Larsen, Denmark
  • Jacques M Beckers, Netherlands
  • Bertil Larsson, Sweden

2003


  • Rüdiger Wehner, Switzerland
  • 
Ahmed H Zewail, USA
  • 
Ernst Hairer, Switzerland


2002


Barry William Ninham, Australian National University, Australia

Lennart Linder-Aronson, Sweden

2001

Brian A C Ackrell, University of California, USA

2000


Robert R Hessler, USA

1999

Maria B Garber, Russia

Lorenzo J Curtis, USA



1998

Jakob P Bondorf, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark

John B Birks, University of Bergen, Norway

1996

David Leckrone, NASA

Colin Pennycuick, United Kingdom