Born in Antwerp (Belgium) 14 August 1949; my family
Associate Professor KHBO (Catholic School for Higher Education Bruges-Ostend)
Department Industrial Sciences and Technology
Address: Zeedijk 101, B-8400 Ostend, Belgium
(from 1978 till 2012)
Researcher associated to KU Leuven, ECOOM.
Researcher associated to the University of Antwerp, faculty of social sciences.
Former guest professor UA: School for Library and Information Science
course: scientific communication and research evaluation
Doctorate mathematics (University of Leuven, KU Leuven, 1977)
Higher educational degree = 'Habilitations' (University of Leuven, KU Leuven, 1983)
Doctorate library & information science (University of Antwerp, UIA, 1992)
Prize of the Belgian Academy of Science (1979)
NATO scholarship (1981)
Fullbright/Hays scholarship (1981)
Derek J. de Solla Price award (2001)
Honorary Professorship Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, P.R. China), 2015
Honorary Professorship Henan Normal University (Xinxiang, P.R. China), 2001
John Metcalfe visitor awardee (UNSW, Sydney, Australia), 2002
Guest professor of the Library (school) of the Chinese Academy of Science, 2003
Program Chair of the 9th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics.
Outstanding paper award from Emerald Literati network 2007, for Diffusion factors, by Tove Frandsen, Ronald Rousseau and Ian Rowlands. Journal of Documentation, vol.62(1), 2006.
President of the ISSI: 2007 - 2015
Guest professor Kent University (2018)
Co-editor of the Journal of Data and Information Science (JDIS)
Member of the advisory board of Scientometrics
Member of the editorial board of Qingbao Xuebao (Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information)
Foreign member of the Chinese Association of Science of Science and S&T Policy Research (April 2007). See below.
Here you find a timeline of bibliometrics. A more complete one can be found in "Becoming Metric-wise. A bibliometric guide for researchers"
Member of the Fulbright alumni association.
Hobby: Chinese culture, including Chinese cuisine