European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi
Impact Factor: 2.686
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)
Online ISSN: 1099-0682
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie
April 14, 2011
Prizes Awarded to EurJIC Board Members
Professor Rinaldo Poli (left), who served as Chairman of the EurJIC Editorial Board from 2008 to 2010, was awarded the Coordination Chemistry Prize of the French Chemical Society (Société Chimique de France, SCF) and the senior award of the Interdivisional Organometallic Group of the Italian Chemical Society. Rinaldo, who is currently professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET), senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France and leader of the group “Chiral Ligands, Complexes and Catalysis” at the Coordination Chemistry Laboratories of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Toulouse, completed his Ph.D. studies with Fausto Calderazzo at the University of Pisa, during which he spent one year in London with Geoffrey Wilkinson. After a two-year postdoctoral stay at the University of Texas A & M with F. A. Cotton, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in 1987 and full professor in 1995. Returning to France in 1997, he stayed at the University of Bourgogne in Dijon until 2003 and then moved to the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC) in Toulouse as Research Director. In 2005, he was appointed professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse.
Rinaldo's research spans aqueous organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, transition metals, controlled radical polymerization, chiral ligands, homogeneous catalysis, hydrides and dihydrogen complexes and effects of the spin state in organometallic reactivity. His hard work and dedication to science are reflected by his prolific publications, visiting professorships at many universities around the world and the numerous conferences that he has organized. He has received many honors and awards, which include two Alexander von Humbolt fellowships. He also invests time and effort in serving editorial boards and chemical societies.
EurJIC congratulates him for his achievements and thanks him for his valued commitment and support. Read his latest Microreview entitled “Radical Coordination Chemistry and Its Relevance to Metal-Mediated Radical Polymerization” recently published in EurJIC.
Dr William Harrison, senior lecturer at the Chemistry Department of Aberdeen University, has won the College of Physical Sciences teaching award. From the point of view of EurJIC, it is clear that Bill gives his best to all that he undertakes. Not only his chemistry students benefit from – in their words - his “outstanding lectures, which were delivered in a clear, interesting and at times amusing way”, but EurJIC can depend on his reliable and competent referee reports. He has been a valued Advisory Board Member since 2006. EurJIC congratulates him on this award and thanks him for his continued support.