eter A. Rinck is a University Professor of Radiology and Magnetic Resonance and has a Doctorate in History of Medicine.
He attended medical school in Berlin (Free University of Berlin) and served his internship and residency in radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy at Charlottenburg University Hospital in Berlin.
Afterwards, until 1983, he was involved in the very early development of magnetic resonance imaging as Senior Research Associate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he worked in Paul C. Lauterbur's research group (Nobel Prize in Medicine 2003). The first (printed) version of this e-Learning textbook was written at this time.
Subsequently Rinck worked as physician-in-charge of one of the first two government sponsored MR machines in Wiesbaden, Germany. From 1986 until today he was Adjunct and Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Mons-Hainaut in Belgium. Between 1987 and 1994 he was Professor of Radiology and Magnetic Resonance, University of Trondheim, Norway and head of Europe's biggest MR research facility at that time.
Since 1982 Rinck is Chairman of the European Magnetic Resonance Forum, EMRF; since 2008 President of the Council of The Round Table Foundation, TRTF.
Visiting Professorships: The Neurological Institute of Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia (1986); Charité University Hospital, Medical Faculty of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (1991-1992); et al.
President of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology from 1985 until 1987; president of the annual meetings 1989 and 2002. Chairman of the Selection Committee of the European Magnetic Resonance Award and the Pro Academia Prize. Scientific consultant and expert adviser to international organizations and foundations (among them WHO, European Commission, UNIDO, the Nobel Committee). Honorary, founding, or ordinary member of numerous professional and learned societies. Among others, awards and prizes from the Alexander-von Humboldt Foundation, Max-Kade Foundation, NATO, European Commission, Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique de Belgique, the Research Council of Norway, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Author and/or editor of several books – not only scientific or medical – an e-learning website, numerous papers in refereed journals and communications to international scientific meetings; and since 1990 Rinckside ("learned columns").