Truhlar appointed Regents Professor
Donald Truhlar has just been appointed Regents Professor of Chemistry. The University’s highest faculty honor, the Regents Professorship recognizes Truhlar’s unparalleled contributions to theoretical and computational chemistry, his exemplary service to the University, and his selfless dedication to his students and co-workers. Truhlar is one of five Institute of Technology faculty currently holding the title of Regents Professor.
Earlier this year Truhlar received the 2006 Schroedinger Medal, which is given by the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists to an outstanding senior theoretical/computational chemist. He also was elected to the prestigious International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science and was honored by the Journal of Physical Chemistry with a Festschrift (a special issue honoring an individual).
The Regents Professorship was established in 1965 by the board of regents to serve as the highest recognition for faculty who have made unique contributions to the quality of the University of Minnesota through exceptional accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarship or creative work, and contributions to the public good.