Otto Wichterle was a Czech Republic chemist who is best known for the invention of modern soft contact lenses. Otto Wichterle was born on October 27, 1913, and passed away on August 18, 1998, at the age of 84.
Otto Wichterle was born to Karel Wichterle and his wife in Prostejov in the Czech Republic and graduated high school at the Wolker Grammer School in Prostejov.
Otto proceeded to the Czech Technical University which is now called the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague to study Chemistry.
Otto Wichterle Award
Due to the great impact of Otto Wichterle in academia and invention, an award scheme in the Czech Republic has been named after him.
The Otto Wichterle Award is an honor given by the Czech Academy of Sciences to stimulate and encourage outstanding and promising students at the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Otto Wichterle Pronunciation
The right pronunciation of Otto Wichterle is oto-vix-drol.
Otto Wichterle Net Worth At Time Of Death
At the time of the death of Otto Wichterle, his estimated net worth was $3 million.
Otto Wichterle Cause Of Death
According to the reports from a grandson of Otto Wichterle, the soft contact lens inventor died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack and stroke in 1997.