About the Author
Heinz W. Siesler is Professor Emeritus of Physical Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After receiving his PhD in chemistry from the University of Vienna, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cologne and as a lecturer at the Witwatersrand University. Prior to his academic position, he gained industrial experience as section head in molecular spectroscopy and thermal analysis in the Corporate R&D Department of Bayer AG. Between 1992 and 2010 he held guest professorships in France, Japan, and Austria. Professor Siesler is a recipient of the EAS Award, the Tomas Hirschfeld Award and the Buechi Award in near-infrared spectroscopy and he is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. His main research focuses on the application of vibrational spectroscopy to chemical and polymer research, analysis and quality control, and he has authored more than 230 publications in this field.
Yukihiro Ozaki is a Japanese scientist. He is also a professor at Kwansei Gakuin University in the Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Technology. He was born in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. He has been honored for his work in molecular spectroscopy research over many years.