Otto Schnepp


Otto Schnepp, a prominent molecular spectroscopist who joined the Department of Chemistry in 1965 died Jan. 2 at age 93. “Professor Schnepp played a major role in the growth of the Department of Chemistry at USC beginning in the 1960s, and will be greatly missed,” said Surya Prakash, department chair. Professor Schnepp was instrumental in the department’s hiring of Noble laureate Arieh Warshel in 1976 and served as department chair for several years beginning in 1989. Born in Vienna, Austria, Schnepp attended college in Shanghai, China, was fluent in five languages and served as science attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the early 1980s.

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In Memoriam: Otto Schnepp” USC News

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Otto Schnepp at Wikipedia