Étienne Georges Alfred Roth (born 5 June 1922 in Strasbourg, died 19 March 2009 in Sèvres) was a French nuclear chemist, son of Professor George Roth and Marguerite Neymarck.[1]

Étienne Roth
Born(1922-06-05)June 5, 1922
DiedMarch 19, 2009(2009-03-19) (aged 86)
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique
AwardsLegion of Honour
Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Scientific career
FieldsNuclear chemistry
InstitutionsAtomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission

From 1980-87 Roth served as the Director of Research for the separations and isotopic studies of Physical Chemistry Division (1980–87) at the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission. During his scientific career he was a visiting Scientist at US Brookhaven National Laboratory (1957-1958), Chairman of the Atomic Weights Commission (1976-1979). In his career, Roth has authored more than one hundred and fifty scientific articles and several books on applied nuclear chemistry, and has invented several methods for industrial separation of isotopes.[2]

The Prix Étienne Roth was established in his honour.[3]


  1. ^ "Etienne Roth - Who's who in France".
  2. ^ "Etienne Roth (1922-2009)". L'Actualité Chimique. June 2009. pp. 63–64.
  3. ^ Jérôme Gaillardet, lauréat 2004 Prix Étienne Roth du CEA Jérôme Gaillardet, professeur à l’Institut de physique du globe (UMR 7154) reçoit le Prix Étienne Roth du Commissariat à l’énergie atomique pour l’année 2004.