Commemoration in Memory of Professor Zvonimir Maksić
A gathering in memory of Professor Zvonimir Maksić, a scientist emeritus of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, in the Auditorium in Wing III at the RBI, beginning at 11 a.m
The areas of research in which Professor Maksić achieved significant results include molecular physics, theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry. He also worked on modeling hybridization in molecules, the electron-correlation problem in quantum chemistry, the nature of chemical bonding, the chemistry of acids and bases, and the design of new molecules with targeted properties, to name only a few of his interests. The long list of Professor Maksić's publications in distinguished international journals testifies to his scientific excellence as well as dedication and continuous service. Such commitment requires genuine passion and scientific curiosity, which continued until the last days of his life.
He was the recipient of many major awards: the City of Zagreb Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scientific Research in 1976, the Republican Ruđer Bošković Award for Scientific Excellence in 1987, the Medallion of the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Science in 2005, the National Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of the Natural Sciences in 2008, and a plaque “for his pioneering contribution to the understanding of chemical bonds” on the occasion of his delivery of the Charles A. Coulson Lecture at the University of Georgia in Athens in 2008.
During his impressive 48-year scientific career, Professor Maksić published over 250 original research articles, 23 review articles and chapters in monographs, which have been cited over 3,500 times.