Robert J. Forster

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Robert J. Forster is a professor of Physical Chemistry at Dublin City University.


Forster has authored many research papers in leading international journals in chemistry.[1] His research has focussed on attempts to create new materials with useful electronic or photonic properties, to create new experimental techniques to discover chemical reactivity under extreme conditions and at short timescales and to find theoretical insights into factors influencing electron transfer. His work has implications for a wide variety of areas which include the following: corrosion, biological membranes, the emerging area of molecule-based electronics and heterogeneous catalysis.[2]

Published works: Books and Book Chapters[edit]

In addition to many published articles Forster was joint author of the book:

  • Interfacial Supramolecular Assemblies : Electrochemical and Photophysical Properties, Wiley, 2003.[3] (This book is jointly authored with Johannes G. Vos, Tia E. Keyes)

And joint author of the following book chapters

  • Robert Forster, Paolo Bertoncello & T.E. Keyes. 2008. Electrochemiluminescence ACS,. Advances in Analytical Chemistry,
  • Robert J. Forster, Tia E. Keyes. 2006. Ultramicroelectrodes. Handbook of Electrochemistry, pp155–186.
  • Tia E Keyes and Robert J Forster. 2006. Spectroelectrochemistry. Handbook of Electrochemistry, pp591–633.
  • Forster, R. J. and Keyes, T. E. 2001. Ion Selective Electrode for Environmental Analysis. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry


  1. ^ Web of Science indicates counts 190 works having been cited a total of 2,976 times with a h-index of 30.(Accessed Oct 2010)
  2. ^ Dublin City University staff list Retrieved 14 September 2010
  3. ^ Book Review by Rajendra Rathore Marquette University, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125 (44), p 13620