Born in 1941, Rainer Kimmich studied Physics at the Technical Universities of Munich and Stuttgart, in Germany. He obtained his PhD in 1971 from the University of Stuttgart and his Postdoctoral qualification (“Habilitation”) in 1975 from the University of Ulm. He has been Professor of Physics at the University of Ulm from 1976 to 2007. Here, he was also appointed Head of the Sektion Kernresonanzspektroskopie (Division for NMR spectroscopy). He spent his two sabbaticals in Canterbury (UK) and in Princeton, NJ (USA). He was appointed Visiting Professor in various Universities around the world. Currently, he is Emeritus Professor at the University of Ulm. He has published approximately 300 scientific-journal and book chapters. He has been respectively author and co-author of the following monographs “NMR Tomography, Diffusometry, Relaxometry” (Springer 1997) and “NMR/3D Analysis. Photopolymerization: Polymer Chain Dynamics and NMR” (Springer 2004). He has been granted a total of 16 patents in Germany, the UK, the US and the EU. He had led about 40 funded research projects and has supervised 59 one-year diploma theses and 32 PhD theses. Hi area of expertise is: relaxation, diffusion and scattering techniques, NMR spectroscopy, molecular dynamics, fluid dynamics, polymers, liquid crystals, and porous media.