数理学院“数学物理进展论坛”之Lanthanide ions in the solid state: the lighting elements
主讲题目：Lanthanide ions in the solid state: the lighting elements
主 讲 人：香港城市大学 Peter A. Tanner 教授
Peter A. Tanner received his BSc Degree in Chemistry from the University of London in 1967 and spent two short spells working in industry: performing spectrographic analysis of non-ferrous metals and developing polymer syntheses. His major interest led him to complete the MSc in Spectroscopy at the Chemical Physics Department of the University of Surrey, taught by inspiring lecturers such as the late Prof. D. H. Whiffen, with the thesis concerning the hydrogen bond. Then he traveled overseas for a period before embarking upon a teaching career. First of all he taught Math at a secondary school, and then studied the Certificate in Education course at the University of Birmingham, after which he taught in Further Education from 1972-1980 and 1987-1989. During the former time he obtained the PhD degree in Chemistry through the part-time mode from University of London under the supervision of Prof. C.D. Flint, with a thesis entitled Spectroscopy of the Uranyl Ion. He worked as a Research Officer at the University of London from 1980-1985, completing work upon the spectra and energy levels of UO22+ and U4+ in high symmetry crystals and beginning the major works upon the spectra, energy levels and energy transfer of lanthanide ions in crystals. He also taught several courses Part-Time in the American Schiller International University in London including Science and Society, and made the final transition to Higher Education when he joined Kingston Polytechnic as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, and subsequently in 1989 as a Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at Kingston University. He settled in Hong Kong in 1989 with his Chinese wife, Stella, at City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and is now a Professor in the Department of Biology and Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong. He was awarded the DSc degree by University of Surrey in 1995, as well as the FRSC by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has supervised more than 10 PhD and MPhil students in two diverse fields: analytical method development and the growing air pollution in Hong Kong and its environs, and the spectroscopy and energy transfer of lanthanide ions. Many consultancy studies were carried out in the former area. He admits that teaching at different levels from secondary to higher education has helped him to understand more about the aspirations and abilities of students. There are 220 publications in SCI journals as well as more than 200 other publications in national journals, conference proceedings, abstracts and a book. Recent reviews concern lanthanide ion spectroscopy (2004, Topics in Current Chemistry), luminescence of nanomaterials (2008, Doped Nanomaterials and Nanodevices), and luminescence of lanthanides in solids (2009, Springer Series on Fluorescence,Volume 7: The Luminescence of Lanthanides: Spectroscopy, Materials, Bioanalytical Implications). He edits two scientific journals.
His teaching now focuses upon instrumental analysis, analytical chemistry photochemistry and environmental chemistry and he supervises 2 PhD students. He lives with his wife and 3 sons in Hong Kong. His website is http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~bhtan.