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Lecture Notes in Chemistry

Lecture Notes in Chemistry

Series Editors: Carpenter, B., Ceroni, P., Landfester, K., Leszczynski, J., Luh, T.-Y., Perlt, E., Polfer, N.C., Salzer, R.

ISSN: 0342-4901

Meet the Series Editors of LNC

Barry Carpenter 

Barry K. Carpenter
After obtaining a PhD at University College London (H. M. R. Hoffmann, Organic Chemistry), Prof. Carpenter became a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University (J. A. Berson). He was subsequently appointed to a series of academic positions in the US: Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University; Department Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University; and Horace White Professor, Cornell University.
Professor Carpenter's research interests are in the areas of theoretical and experimental investigations of reaction mechanisms, nonstatistical dynamics of reactive intermediates, photochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and renewable sources of transportable fuels.
Professor Carpenter is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry and the Director of the Physical Organic Chemistry Centre at Cardiff University in Wales.

Paola Ceroni 

Paola Ceroni
Paola Ceroni is associate professor at the University of Bologna since 2006. In 1995 she graduated cum laude in Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor Vincenzo Balzani. In 1998 she obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Bologna, awarded by the Semerano prize from the Italian Chemical Society.
She obtained fellowships from S.I.R.R. (Italian Society for Radiation Research), CNR (National Research Centre), and NATO Supramolecular Special Programme to spend a period of six months in the laboratory of Professor Allen J. Bard at the University of Texas at Austin (USA).
Her current research is focused on photo- and redox-active dendrimers, photoactive host-guest systems, luminescent mono- and polynuclear metal complexes. This work is of interest for basic research, as well as for technologies such as solar energy conversion, drug delivery in the human body, and luminescent materials for LED, and sensing applications.
Since January 2012 she is the principal investigator of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant project for the development of hybrid materials for solar energy conversion.
She is co-authors of more than 120 research papers on international peer-reviewed journals, comprising review articles and book chapters. She has presented oral communications at more than 50 national and international conferences and 15 invited lectures at universities and research institutes abroad.
In addition to her work for LNC, she is member of the Steering and Scientific Committee of the Interuniversity Research Centre for the Chemical Conversion of Solar Energy, founded in 2009 together with Prof. Franco Scandola (University of Ferrara), and Prof. Sebastiano Campagna (University of Messina).

Katharina Landfester 

Katharina Landfester
Katharina Landfester studied chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt. For her diploma thesis, she was at the Ecole d’Application des Hautes Polymères in Strasbourg (Prof. M. Lambla). In 1995, she received her doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz after working with Prof. H.W. Spiess at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research on the synthesis and characterization of core-shell latexes by transmission electron microscopy and solid state NMR.
After spending another year as a group leader at the institute, she moved for a doctoral stay at the Lehigh University (Prof. M. El-Aasser) where she first came in contact with the miniemulsion technique. She returned to Germany in 1998 joining the group of Prof. M. Antonietti at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Golm. There, she led the miniemulsion group working on new
possibilities in the synthesis of complex nanoparticles. In 2002, she got her habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Potsdam. In 2003, she accepted a chair (C4) of Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Ulm. Since 2008 , she is director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.

Jerzy Leszczynski  

Leszczynski, Jerzy, Author
A Professor of Chemistry, Jerzy Leszczynski is a President’s Distinguished Fellow at Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi (since 1998) based at the NSF Center of Excellence – Computational Center for Molecular Structure and Interactions.
His research activities cover a broad range of projects including studies of nature of chemical bonds, theoretical predictions of molecular potential energy surfaces, structures of weakly bonded complexes, properties of DNA fragments, interactions of explosives with soil, decomposition of nerve agents on metal oxides and clays. He has published over 500 referred papers in leading journals and about 40 book chapters.
Dr. Leszczynski serves as co-Editor of the Springer Journal Structural Chemistry, and Series Editor for the Springer book series Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics. His international awards include: a Guest Professorship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China 2002; an Honorary Doctorate, Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine 2003; Honorary Professorship, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland 2004, Outstanding Mississippi Chemist, ACS Mississippi Section, 2004; the Maria Sklodowska-Curie’s Medal (Medal for prominent chemists working permanently abroad) Polish Chemical Society, 2007. He has been shortlisted for: European Academy of Sciences 2002; International Academy of Engineering, 2003; Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences, 2003 and European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities, 2004.

Tien-Yau Luh 

Tien-Yau Luh
Tien-Yau Luh obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago (with L. M. Stock) in 1974. After two years of postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota (with P. G. Gassman), he joined the faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1976 and moved back in 1988 to his alma mater, the National Taiwan University, where he is currently NTU Chair Professor.
He has published over 265 papers and received numerous awards (e.g. Chemical Society (Taiwan) Award, 2012, JSPS Fellow, 2010, NTU Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, 2006-2012, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, 2001-2004, National Chair Award, Ministry of Education, 1999-2002, etc.) He also serves as a member of the advisory/editorial board for Chemical Communications, the Chemical Record, Chemistry-A European Journal, Chemistry-An Asian Journal, and Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan.
His current research interests include chemistry of materials and polymers, and organometallics in organic and polymer synthesis.

Eva Perlt  

Eva Perlt gained her first experience of academic research while at school when she prepared a scientific project on complex Phosphorous compounds in collaboration with the University of Leipzig. Inspired by this work, she went on to study chemistry in Leipzig and received her Master's degree in the group of Barbara Kirchner in 2011 working in the field of statistical thermodynamics. During her PhD the focus of her research changed to quantum chemistry and basis sets for ab initio molecular dynamics simulations.
Since 2015 Eva Perlt has been a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Barbara Kirchner at the University of Bonn. She deals with the application of various simulation techniques to investigate medium to large sized liquid phases. Additionally, she is working on the development of methods for ab initio simulations. In 2015, she was awarded the Sigrid Peyerimhoff prize for young scientists.

Nicolas Polfer 

Nicolas C. Polfer
Nicolas Polfer obtained his Masters (1999) and PhD (2004) degrees in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh (U.K.), under the supervision of Dr. Pat Langridge-Smith, working with Fourier transform mass spectrometry. He then specialized in infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of ions, working as a post-doctoral associate at the FOM institute Rijnhuizen, near Utrecht (The Netherlands), with Dr. Jos Oomens. This was followed by a brief stint as a post-doctoral fellow at the Fritz-Haber Institute in Berlin, Germany, under the direction of Professor Gerard Meijer.
Nicolas Polfer has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in physical/analytical chemistry since August 2007. He has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has received a number of awards, including a VENI research award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2007), the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award (2008), a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2009) and a doctoral new investigator award from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (2009).

Reiner Salzer 

Reiner Salzer
Reiner Salzer retired as Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, in 2007. His main scientific interests include molecular monitoring for early diagnosis of diseases, integration of biologically active functions into polymers, and electronic media in university education. Professor Salzer has authored 14 patents in different fields of analytical chemistry, and over 250 books and scientific publications. Professor Salzer has been elected on to a variety of national and international boards.
He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science, a recipient of the Emich Plaque of the Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry (2007) and of the Clemens Winkler Medal of the Division Analytical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (2011). He served as President of the Division Analytical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society, and is National Delegate to the Division of Analytical Chemistry of EuCheMS, where he is Head of the Study Group Education. He is Vice-Chairman of the ECTNA Label Committee for the Chemistry Eurobachelor and Chemistry Euromaster and is currently involved in the development of a quality scheme for a Eurodoctorate label.

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