George Schweitzer, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry, has been an active member of the faculty in chemistry for over 60 years. He was the first Macebearer for the University in 1961.
Schweitzer has an active, funded research group in the area of lanthanide research, and most recently he has collaborated with researchers in the Department of Nuclear Engineering to develop new neutron detectors. He and a former student of his, Dr. Lester Pesterfield, published a book entitled The Aqueous Chemistry of the Elements with Oxford University Press in 2010. The first printing of this book has already sold out.
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