The department mourns the loss of emeritus faculty member, John Hansen, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 74. John joined the Department of Chemistry in 1972 and retired after 42 years in 2014. He earned his degrees at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls (BA) and Duke University (MA/PhD). Prior to coming to ISU, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame and Wayne State University.
Please welcome our newest faculty members, Dr. Isabel Green and Dr. Michael Webb, who will be joining the Department of Chemistry in August.
Dr. Green, who will be participating in general chemistry and physical chemistry instruction, received her B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and Surface Science from the University of Virginia. She is currently the Technical Director in Soil Remediation at Integrated Science & Technology, Inc.
Dr. Webb, who will be participating in general chemistry and inorganic chemistry instruction, received his B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry from Mount Allison University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Simon Fraser University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Montana Tech of the University of Montana.
Congratulations to George Van Den Driessche (MS ‘15/Standard)! His thesis was selected as the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools’ Distinguished Thesis Award winner.
Greg Ferrence has been re-elected to a second three-year term (July 2017-2020) as a Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Councilor in the Chemistry Division.
Thank you to those who joined us in celebrating our 50th anniversary throughout 2016. See our 50th Anniversary website for details and events at: Chemistry.IllinoisState.Edu/ISUChem50/