Federal University of Santa Catarina,
Bernhard Welz has completed his PhD at the age of 29 years from University of Stuttgart (Germany). He worked for Perkin-Elmer for 32 years, the last 16 as Director of Applied Research. After his retirement, he went to Brazil and worked as visiting professor at several Universities. Now he is voluntary professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. He has published more than 280 papers in reputed journals with more than 9600 citations; he has an H-index of 54.