The UMKC College of Arts and Sciences presented the inaugural Norman Royall Professorships to four faculty members during the College’s 2017 Fall Reception and Awards Ceremony. The Royall Professorship is the highest honor bestowed by the College.
“As the highest recognition in the College, the Royall Professorship will reward faculty committed to research and/or teaching excellence, creativity and interdisciplinarity,” said Dean Wayne Vaught during the presentation.
Dr. Clayborne presented his research on electrochemical oxidation of formic acid at the Kansas Physical Chemistry Symposia (KPCS) at Wichita State University on February 4. The KPCS brings together physical chemists from various colleges and universities across the state of Kansas. The symposia includes oral and poster presentations from students and faculty.
In August Curators’ Professor Jerry Dias’ research was highlighted again when discussing the periodic system. The story, highlighted on True Viral News, mentions the important work of classifying benzenoid aromatic hydrocarbons. The article was originally published in Scientific American. To find out more about Professor Dias’ research, please view his faculty profile.
Dr. Andre Clayborne joins the Department of Chemistry this Fall. His research area is computational chemistry, with a focus on heterogenous and electrochemical catalysis. Welcome!