On November 3rd, Bernhard Blümich celebrates his 60th birthday. Blümich is Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen, Germany, and a well-respected chemist in the field of NMR spectroscopy of materials.
Bernhard Blümich gained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in 1981. He spent a year as a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, before joining the University of Bayreuth, Germany, as a staff scientist working on macromolecular chemistry. From 1984–1992, Blümich was a staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, during which time he completed his Habilitation in physical chemistry. He took up his current position at the RWTH Aachen in 1993.
Blümich’s research focuses on the use of solid-state NMR spectroscopy for determining the structure of, and molecular interactions with, materials such as naphtha reforming catalysts, nylon carpet tiles, block copolymers, ionic liquids, and nanocomposites. He also develops portable NMR equipment for bench-top analysis, including the NMR-MOUSE which has been used to analyze paintings, rubber tires, and archeological specimens.
- Organometallic Complexes in Supported Ionic-Liquid Phase (SILP) Catalysts: A PHIP NMR Spectroscopy Study,
Qingxia Gong, Jürgen Klankermayer, Bernhard Blümich,
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17(49), 13795–13799.
- NMR and MRI of Blood-Dissolved Hyperpolarized Xe-129 in Different Hollow-Fiber Membranes,
Nadia Amor, Kathrin Hamilton, Markus Küppers, Ulrich Steinseifer, Stephan Appelt, Bernhard Blümich, Thomas Schmitz-Rode,
ChemPhysChem 2011, 12(16), 2941–2947.
- Small Magnets for Portable NMR Spectrometers,
Ernesto Danieli, Juan Perlo, Bernhard Blümich and Federico Casanova
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49(24), 4133–4135.
- Porous Materials,
Xiaohong Ren, Siegfried Stapf, Bernhard Blümich,
In NMR Imaging in Chemical Engineering,
Siegfried Stapf, Song-I Han (Eds.),
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2006.