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Challenges with and for Chemistry – Being Prepared

Dr. Peter K. Dorhout, ACS President

 

Friday
February 16

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Biography:

Dr. Peter Dorhout is the 2018 president of the American Chemical Society, and is Vice President for research and professor of Chemistry at Kansas State University. His research specialties include thin film materials, environmental chemistry, and actinide and radiochemistry. 

 

For his contributions to the field of chemistry and for his work as an administrator and researcher, Dorhout was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2013, and is the recipient of several other prestigious national awards, including Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, ACS Exxon-Mobil Young Faculty Award for Materials Chemistry, an A.P. Sloan Fellow, and Fellow of AAAS. He has written more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, edited books and book chapters.

 

His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. State Department. He is a member of several professional organizations, including a life member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. He serves or has served on the board of directors for the American Chemical Society, the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and the Boy Scouts of America-Coronado Area Council. He is an Eagle Scout and Rotarian.

 


colm Pirnie Frontiers in Research Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors in 2011.

His research is focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, particularly the applications to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments and the sustainable management of water resources.

“I am mindful of the serious condition of water resources in the state and nation and hope that I can assist in ensuring that all Americans enjoy water with appropriate quality and in sufficient quantities to meet current and future needs,” Reible said. “Texas Tech has incredible resources to address the cultural, socio-economic and technical challenges of our water resources and I appreciate the opportunity to contribute.”

The Donovan Maddox Chair was funded by the J.F Maddox Foundation in honor and memory of Donovan Maddox (Class of 1934), brother of Jack Maddox (Class of 1929). Both men were Texas Tech textile engineering graduates, served as Student Government Association presidents, and were recognized as Distinguished Engineers and Distinguished Alumni.

Jack and Mabel Maddox moved to Hobbs, N.M. in 1931, where Jack began a lifelong business career in the utility industry, among other interests. He was also a civic leader with a special interest in youth programs and higher education. Jack and Mabel established the J. F Maddox Foundation in 1963 to serve the residents of southeastern New Mexico. The foundation has benefited Texas Tech in many ways over the years, including a competitive scholarship program that was initiated in 1996, and awards five scholarships annually to high school students in Lea County to attend a university or college of their choice. Fifteen Maddox Scholars have attended Texas Tech.

The Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and the Jack Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair each have an endowment balance of more than $9.2 million. Both were created to enable Texas Tech to recruit to the university renowned engineering scholars to dramatically accelerate the development and/or enhancement of a specific program or programs within the Whitacre College of Engineering. Outstanding faculty leaders selected as the Maddox Chairs are expected to advance the research mission of the college and the university and to have significant impact on their reputations for excellence.

- See more at: http://today.ttu.edu/2013/09/texas-tech-announces-donovan-maddox-distinguished-engineering-chair/#sthash.gCn7DbQY.dpuf
His research is focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, particularly the applications to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments and the sustainable management of water resources. - See more at: http://today.ttu.edu/2013/09/texas-tech-announces-donovan-maddox-distinguished-engineering-chair/#sthash.gCn7DbQY.dpuf

Reible is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He received the L.K. Cecil Award from AIChE in 2001 and the Malcolm Pirnie Frontiers in Research Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors in 2011.

His research is focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, particularly the applications to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments and the sustainable management of water resources.

“I am mindful of the serious condition of water resources in the state and nation and hope that I can assist in ensuring that all Americans enjoy water with appropriate quality and in sufficient quantities to meet current and future needs,” Reible said. “Texas Tech has incredible resources to address the cultural, socio-economic and technical challenges of our water resources and I appreciate the opportunity to contribute.”

The Donovan Maddox Chair was funded by the J.F Maddox Foundation in honor and memory of Donovan Maddox (Class of 1934), brother of Jack Maddox (Class of 1929). Both men were Texas Tech textile engineering graduates, served as Student Government Association presidents, and were recognized as Distinguished Engineers and Distinguished Alumni.

Jack and Mabel Maddox moved to Hobbs, N.M. in 1931, where Jack began a lifelong business career in the utility industry, among other interests. He was also a civic leader with a special interest in youth programs and higher education. Jack and Mabel established the J. F Maddox Foundation in 1963 to serve the residents of southeastern New Mexico. The foundation has benefited Texas Tech in many ways over the years, including a competitive scholarship program that was initiated in 1996, and awards five scholarships annually to high school students in Lea County to attend a university or college of their choice. Fifteen Maddox Scholars have attended Texas Tech.

The Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and the Jack Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair each have an endowment balance of more than $9.2 million. Both were created to enable Texas Tech to recruit to the university renowned engineering scholars to dramatically accelerate the development and/or enhancement of a specific program or programs within the Whitacre College of Engineering. Outstanding faculty leaders selected as the Maddox Chairs are expected to advance the research mission of the college and the university and to have significant impact on their reputations for excellence.

- See more at: http://today.ttu.edu/2013/09/texas-tech-announces-donovan-maddox-distinguished-engineering-chair/#sthash.gCn7DbQY.dpuf
Reible received his master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering in 1979 and 1982, respectively, from the California Institute of Technology after receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lamar University in 1977. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and a Professional Engineer, LA. - See more at: http://today.ttu.edu/2013/09/texas-tech-announces-donovan-maddox-distinguished-engineering-chair/#sthash.gCn7DbQY.dpuf
Reible received his master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering in 1979 and 1982, respectively, from the California Institute of Technology after receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lamar University in 1977. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and a Professional Engineer, LA. - See more at: http://today.ttu.edu/2013/09/texas-tech-announces-donovan-maddox-distinguished-engineering-chair/#sthash.gCn7DbQY.dpuf

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