Professor Stein editor for 'Handbook of Solid State Chemistry' six-volume set
Professor Andreas Stein is one of three editors for a newly published six-volume Handbook of Solid State Chemistry. Work on the handbook began in November 2013, with Stein editing Volume 4 on Nano and Hybrid Materials and Volume 6 on Applications: Functional Materials. As editor, he was responsible for finding contributors and keeping them on schedule, and organizing, reading, and proofing the content.
This is the first time Stein has edited a book series. “The authors did a really nice job, and made sincere efforts to write at a pedagogical level, which is what we wanted,” he said. "It was a lot of work, but well worth the effort."
He also wrote a chapter for one of the volumes with one of his former graduate students Jinbo Hu, Ph.D. Their work, “Macroporous Materials Synthesized by Colloidal Crystal Templating,” is in Volume 4, Chapter 10.
According to Wiley Publishing: The Handbook of Solid State Chemistry is the most comprehensive and unrivaled compendium in the field providing an up-to-date account of the chemistry of solids, nanoparticles, and hybrid materials. “Following a valuable introductory chapter reviewing important synthesis techniques, the handbook presents a series of contributions by about 150 international leading experts —the "Who's Who" of solid state science. Clearly structured, in six volumes it collates the knowledge available on solid state chemistry, starting from the synthesis, and modern methods of structure determination. Understanding and measuring the physical properties of bulk solids and the theoretical basis of modern computational treatments of solids are given ample space, as are such modern trends as nanoparticles, surface properties and heterogeneous catalysis. Emphasis is placed throughout not only on the design and structure of solids but also on practical applications of these novel materials in real chemical situations.”
In addition to Stein, editors were professors Richard Dronskowski from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Germany, and Shinichi Kikkawa from Hokkaido University in Japan.
Professor Stein obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at the University of Calgary in 1986, and carried out his graduate work with Professor Geoff Ozin at the University of Toronto, specializing in the synthesis and characterization of zeolite materials. After earning his doctorate in 1991, he joined the advanced inorganic materials group at the corporate research labs of Bayer A.G. in Germany as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council post-doctoral fellow, followed by post-doctoral research with Professor Tom Mallouk at both the University of Texas, Austin, and at Penn State University. In 1994, he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Merck Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Chemistry. He is the recipient of several awards, including a Merck Professorship in Chemistry, a 3M Faculty Grant, a Dupont Young Professor Grant, a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, and the prestigious David & Lucile Packard Fellowship.