Albert Manfred Brouwer studied chemistry at Leiden University where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1987. Since 1987, he has been working as a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Since 1993, he has been working as a Senior Lecturer there. The main research topic of these early years was photoinduced electron transfer, which is likely to make a comeback in the near future. He is currently holding the position of John van Geuns Chair in molecular spectroscopy within the research unit called Molecular Photonics of the Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. He is an active Member of the European Photochemistry Association, a Member of the IUPAC subcommission on Photochemistry, and a Cochair of the IUPAC project “Reference Methods, Standards and Applications of Photoluminescence.” His current research interests include ligh-driven motor molecules (molecular machines), influence of nanostructures on photochemistry and spectroscopy, and applications of fluorescence.
Biography Updated on 9 August 2008