Helen Murray Free Endowed Lecture

Joseph S. Francisco, PhD

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Technical lecture at 11:00 AM; Public lecture at 7:30 PM

Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Sciences Gateway Classroom, room 060


Dr. Francisco joins the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania as the President’s Distinguished Professor, July 1, 2018.  Since 2014, he has served as the Elmer H. and Ruby M. Cordes Chair in Chemistry & Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests include atmospheric chemistry, tropospheric and stratospheric chemical kinetics and modeling, atmospheric spectroscopy and photochemistry, aerosol and cloud chemistry. This year, the lecture topic title will be ” From Atmospheric Complexes to Aerosols: New Insights into Atmospheric Chemistry”. He was President of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers from 2005-2007, and served on its Board of Directors from 2003-2007. President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Francisco as a member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science serving the term from 2010-2015.

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