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About the Author
Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.
His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London).
His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.
Table of Contents
- Luminescent Lanthanide Sensors - Morgan L. Cable, Dana J. Levine, James P. Kirby, Harry B. Gray, Adrian Ponce
- Photo-physics of Soft and Hard Molecular Assemblies Based on Luminescent Complexes - Cristian A. Strassert, Matteo Mauro, Luisa De Cola
- Photochemistry and photo-physics of metal complexes with dendritic ligands - Vincenzo Balzani, Giacomo Bergamini, Paola Ceroni
- Photochemistry and Photo-catalysis of Rhenium(I) Diimine Complexes - HIROYUKI TAKEDA, KAZUHIDE KOIKE, TATSUKI MORIMOTO, HIROKI INUMARU, OSAMU ISHITANI
- Design of Porphyrin-Based Photo-sensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy - Luis G. Arnaut
- PHOTOSENSITIZATION AND PHOTOCATALYSIS IN BIOINORGANIC, BIO-ORGANOMETALLIC AND BIOMIMETIC SYSTEMS - GÜNTHER KNÖR and UWE MONKOWIUS
- Transition metal complexes as solar photo-catalysts in the environment. A short review of recent development - Zofia Stasicka
- Photochemical activation and splitting of H2O, CO2 and N2 induced by CT excitation of redox-active metal complexes - Arnd Vogler and Horst Kunkely
- Visible Light Photo-catalysis by Metal Halide Complexes containing Titania as a Semiconductor Ligand - Horst Kisch
- Photo-catalysis by Inorganic Solid Materials. Revisiting its Definition, Concepts and Experimental Procedures - Bunsho Ohtani