Lecture title: Lattice Dynamics, Phase Transitions, Spin Relaxation and Valence Fluctuations in Ferrocenoids.
Rolfe H. Herber was educated at UCLA, where he obtained his BSc degree in 1949. In 1952 he received his PhD at Oregon State University and was a post-doc at MIT from 152 to 1955.
From 1955 to 1959 he was appointed an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois. At Rutgers University he was a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry from 1959 to 1994. From 1995 until the present he is a Visiting Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Professor Herber has acted as a lecturer of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the American Chemical Society (ACS) as a Tour Speaker, and as a Sigma XI lecturer etc. He is a fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and AAAS.
Professor Herber has published more than 300 scientific papers, numerous books, and book chapters. He has been the editor of several books. His publications earned about 3340 citations (h-index= 28). His scientific interest includes: Mössbauer spectroscopy of organometallics; inorganic solids and alloys; metal atom kinetics in molecular solids; vibrational anisotropy of metal atoms in molecular solids; chemical consequences of nuclear transformations; molecular architecture and macroscopic properties of solids.