SHORT CURRICULUM VITAE
1. Personal data
Family name: Liljenzin
First names: Jan-Olov Gustaf
Date of birth: 1936.10.20
Place of birth: Göteborg, Sweden
Family status: Married
Wife: Solveig Birgitta Liljenzin (MD)
Children: Daughter: Eva-Lotta, born 1965, registered nurse
Son: Olof Gustaf, born 1967, civ.ing.
Daughter: Johanna Kristina, born 1969, lawyer and translator
Address, home: Dr. Forselius gata 36, S-41326 Göteborg
Tel. +46-31-708 3529, Fax. +46-31-708 3579,
Mobile phones +46-10-232 6032 or +46-70-545 3968,
1947-1953 Karolinska högre allmänna läroverket
1953-1956 Tekniska gymnasiet i Örebro (chemical engineer)
1956-1960 Chalmers University of Technology (M.Sc.Eng.)
Diploma work at the Laboratory of Applied Nuclear Chemistry: Studies of radiocolloids
1967 Tekn. lic. degree. major subject: Nuclear chemistry
minor subject: Inorganic chemistry
thesis: Complex formation between Pa(V) and acetylacetone
1969 Tekn. dr. degree. Nuclear chemistry
thesis: Studies of complex formation in molten salts and aqueous solutions by radioactive tracer distribution methods
1970 Docent i kärnkemi vid CTH (honorary lecturer in nuclear chemistry at CTH)
1960-1961 Research assistant in nuclear chemistry, Dept.
of nuclear chemistry, CTH
1962-1963 Research associate, Department of material science, Euratom CCR, Ispra, Italy
1964-1970 Research assistant in nuclear chemistry, Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH
1970 Acting professor in nuclear chemistry at CTH (6 months)
1970-1971 Research assistant in nuclear chemistry, Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH
1972-1973 Guest chemist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
1974-1975 Research assistant in nuclear chemistry, Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH
1975 Acting professor in nuclear chemistry at CTH (6 months)
1975-1978 Senior scientist in nuclear fuel cycle chemistry, Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH
1979-1980 Acting professor in nuclear chemistry at CTH.
1981-1982 Senior scientist in nuclear fuel cycle chemistry, Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH
1981-1986 Prefect, Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH (20% time)
1983-1986 Researcher, Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH (80% time)
1986-1989 Professor in chemistry (specialty nuclear chemistry), University of Oslo, Norway
1989-2001 Professor in nuclear chemistry, CTH
1990-1995 Dean, School of chemical engineering, CTH
1997 Head of Dept. of nuclear chemistry, CTH
2002- Owner and general manager of Liljenzins data och kemikonsult (small consulting company)
3. Scientific activities
During the period from 1959 to 2002 I have worked (or
work) in the following areas (see also my own list of publications).
3.2 Complexes in molten salts and nonaqueaous reprocessing
3.3 Protactinium chemistry
3.4 AKUFVE technique
3.5 Heavy ion reactions and target fragmentation processes
3.6 Development of the AXprocess
3.7 Development and demonstration of the CTHprocess
3.8 Development of separation processes for transmutation
3.9 Purification of reactor water
3.10 Chemistry and physics of severe reactor accidents
3.11 Solution theory
3.12 Process control and real-time software
3.13 Information storage and retrieval
3.14 Radon in drinking water
3.15 Transport of actinides and fission products in reactor water circuits
3.16 Release and transport of radioactive substances during hypothetical severe reactor accidents
3.17 Anion exchange properties of extracted metal salt solvates
3.18 Radiation chemistry and the origin of life
3.19 Mathematical models for speciation in ground water and equilibria between aqueous solutions and minerals
3.20 Actinide chemistry, separation and transmutation
4. Teaching activities
A large part of my teaching activities has been training and supervision of graduation workers and students for the licentiate and/or Ph.D. degrees. My more formal teaching merits are as follows:
4.1 Nuclear chemistry calculations (CTH, GU)
4.2 General nuclear chemistry (CTH, GU)
4.3 Nuclear chemistry (UiO)
4.4 Solvent extraction chemistry (CTH, GU)
4.5 Nuclear structure (CTH, GU)
4.6 Nuclear power (NHH)
4.7 Micro-computers in chemical laboratory work (CTHemployees)
4.8 Programming techniques (CTH)
4.9 Health physics (UiO)
4.10 Environmental chemistry I (UiO)
4.11 Environmental chemistry II (UiO)
4.12 Freshman chemistry (UiO)
4.13 Introductory course in nuclear chemistry (CTH)
Introductory course in nuclear chemistry for freshmen students. I was examiner and responsible for this course.
4.14 General nuclear chemistry (CTH, GU)
Elective course for 4th year students in chemical engineering and students in natural science at the University of Göteborg (GU) which I gave yearly from 1989 to the end of 2002 (72 h lectures). I was examiner and responsible for this course.
4.15 Applied nuclear chemistry (CTH, GU)
Elective course for 4th year students at CTH and students at GU in nuclear chemical engineering which I gave each year from 1989 to 2001 (32 h lectures). I was examiner and responsible for this course.
4.16 Actinide chemistry (CTH, GU)
I was examiner and responsible for this course for Ph.D. students.
4.17 Various short courses
I have lectured on the topic "Nuclear safety Waste management" within the course for the general public in energy technology at CTH during the spring terms of 1979, 1982 and 1984 (2 h lectures with demonstrations and experiments) and on "Transmutation" in 1992 (2h lectures). I have lectured at the University of Tromsö, Norway, on the "Origin of the chemical elements" in 1987 (4h lectures).
I paticipated in the development and teaching of the course "Chemical instrumentation and computer assisted measurements" at UiO during 1988. Furthermore, I have designed and given the course "Real time programming for OS700" at NCC and the Technical University of Baghdad in 1977 (48 h lectures, 14 h exercises).
I have been a coauthor of the section "Solution Chemistry" in the Actinide volume of "Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry". Later reprinted with minor corrections as "The Chemistry of the Actinides". These books are intended to be used as advanced texts or as reference material.
G. Choppin, J.O. Liljenzin and J. Rydberg, "Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry" 2:nd Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995.
G. Choppin, J.O. Liljenzin and J. Rydberg, "Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry" 3:rd Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001.
G. Choppin, J. O. Liljenzin. J. Rydberg, C. Ekberg, "Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry" 4:th Edition, Elsevier, 2013.
Ch. 12, Solvent Extraction in Nuclear Science and Technology, together with C. Musikas and W. W. Schulz, in J. Rydberg, M. Cox, C. Musikas, G. R. Choppin, (Eds), Solvent Extraction Principles and Practice, 2:nd Ed, Marcel Deccer, 2004.
4.18 Education programs
I have written the manuscript to and acted as lecturer in a TV program called "Kärnbränslegången" which was produced by the Swedish Educational Television. The program was broadcast two times on the swedish TV channel 2.
5. Membership of Professional Societies and other professional activities
Permanent member of the Swedish Chemical Society (vice-chairman
of the Göteborg branch and member of the board 1971-1973, chairman
of the Göteborg branch and member of the board 1974-1977)
Member of the Norwegian Chemical Society, Norway, since 1986
Member of the Polytechnical Society, Norway (Den Polytekniske forening), elected 1987
Member of the committee on chemistry of the Swedish Nuclear Science Research Council (1971-1978)
Member of the committee on chemistry of the Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council (1980)
Member of the safety review group for FILTRA Barsebäck (1982)
Chairman of the RAMA Source Term Group (Reactor Accident Mitigation Analysis) (1983-1985)
Member of the board of the School of chemical engineering, CTH (1984-1986)
Chairman of the National Committee on Nuclear Science, Norway (1987-1989)
Member of the research committee of the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, 1989-1995
Chairman of the board of the School of chemical engineering, CTH, 1990-1995
Member of the research committee of the Swedish Institute for Radiation Protection (appointed by the ministry of energy and environment) 1989-1998
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (elected 1991)
Inspector of the "Bohus Nation" (student union) (elected 1992)
Member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg (elected 1992)
Member of the board of The Centre for Nuclear Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (appointed by the president of KTH), 1996-2001
Member of the advisory committee at the enginering school of "Högskolan i Borås" (since 1997)
Chairman of the research committee of the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (appointed by the ministry of environment), 1997-2002
Member of the Society of Risk Analysis - Europe (since 1997)
Mother tongue: Swedish
English: Speak and write fluently
German: Speak fluently
At the end of 2014 I have (as author or coauthor) a total of 259 publications, comprising of over 100 publications in journals, proceedings, etc., over 80 extramural reports, 4 books (author or editor), 10 newspaper debate articles, 1 TV program; 1 patent, see my publication list.
8. Hobbies etc.
Computers and computer software in wintertime (since 1958). Sailing, fishing and tending our summerhouse in the summer.
(Last Updated 2014-12-26)