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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Douglass Houghton

1839 - 1845
Professor of Mineralogy, Geology, Chemistry & Pharmacy

Silas Hamilton Douglas

1844 - 1877
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Materia Medical
Director of Chemical Laboratory

Alfred DuBois

1856
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Preston Benjamin Rose

1868 - 1881
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physiological Chemistry and Toxicology

John William Langley

1875 - 1889
Professor of Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Metallurgy

Otis C. Johnson

1875 - 1911
Professor of Qualitative Analysis

Henry Sylvester Cheever

1876
Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica

Victor C. Vaughan

1877 - 1921
Professor of Hygiene and Physiological Chemistry
Dean of Medical Faculty

Frederick George Novy

1886 - 1935
Professor of Bacteriology
Director of Hygienic Laboratory
Dean of the Medical School

Paul Caspar Freer

1889 - 1904
Professor of Chemistry
First Director of the Chemical Laboratory 1891

Edward DeMille Campbell

1890 - 1925
Professor of Chemistry
Director of the Chemical Laboratory
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Moses Gomberg

1891 - 1936
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1927-1936

David M. Lichty

1891 - 1932
Associate Professor of Chemistry

George Oswin Higley

1891 - 1905
Instructor in Chemistry

Albert Benjamin Prescott

1893 - 1905
Professor of Organic Chemistry
Director of the Chemical Laboratory
Dean of Pharmacy 1876-1905

Perry Fox Trowbridge

1894 - 1898
Instructor in Chemistry

Samuel Lawrence Bigelow

1898 - 1937
Professor of Chemistry

George Augustus Hulett

1899 - 1905
Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

Harry Newton Cole

1899 - 1935
Instructor in Chemistry

Frederick Levy Dunlap

1901 - 1907
Assistant Professor of General Chemistry

William G. Smeaton

1902 - 1942
Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

William Jay Hale

1903 - 1915
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Samuel Colville Lind

1905 - 1915
Assistant Professor of General and Physical Chemistry

Lee Holt Cone

1906 - 1917
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Karl Wilhelm Zimmerschied

1906 - 1912
Instructor in Metallurgy, Chemistry & Quantitative Analysis

Robert J. Carney

1907 - 1953
Professor of Chemistry
Director of Chemistry Store

Floyd E. Bartell

1910 - 1953
Professor of Chemistry

Roy Kenneth McAlpine

1910 - 1953
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Richard Chase Tolman

1910 - 1911
Instructor in Chemistry

Alfred L. Ferguson

1911 - 1954
Professor of Chemistry

Hobart H. Willard

1911 - 1951
Professor of Chemistry

Chester Seitz Schoepfle

1912 - 1957
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1936-1948

Joseph Stanley Laird

1912 - 1919
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Clifford Cyrille Meloche

1915 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Albert Becker Peck

1916 - 1917
Professor of Mineralogy

James H. Hodges

1919 - 1957
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Byron Avery Soule

1920 - 1956
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Philip Francis Weatherill

1921 - 1960
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Frederick Franklin Blicke

1921 - 1961
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Howard Bishop Lewis

1922 - 1954
Professor of Biological Chemistry
John Jacob Abel University Professor of Biological Chemistry
Chairman of the Department of Biological Chemistry

Werner Emmanuel Bachmann

1925 - 1951
Professor of Chemistry

Chester Baker Slawson

1925 - 1964
Professor of Chemistry & Mineralogy

Lee Owen Case

1926 - 1966
Professor of Chemistry

Joseph O. Halford

1926 - 1968
Professor of Chemistry

Leigh Charles Anderson

1926 - 1969
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1948-1972

Herbert O. Calvery

1927
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

John Reginald Bates

1932 - 1937
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Kasimir Fajans

1936 - 1957
Professor of Chemistry

Roger H. Gillette

1937 - 1944
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Lawrence O. Brockway

1938 - 1976
Professor of Chemistry

Raymond N. Keller

1942 - 1951
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Theodore H. Berlin

1943 - 1946
Research Associate of Chemistry
Research Physicist Engineering Research Institute
Navy Theoretical Physicist

Peter A. S. Smith

1945 - 1990
Professor of Chemistry

Robert W. Parry

1946 - 1969
Professor of Chemistry

Edgar F. Westrum

1946 - 1989
Professor of Chemistry

Wyman Risting Vaughan

1947 - 1966
Professor of Chemistry

Charles L. Rulfs

1949 - 1984
Professor of Chemistry

Robert Cooper Taylor

1949 - 1987
Professor of Chemistry

William W Meinke

1950 - 1963
Professor of Chemistry

Robert Cooley Elderfield

1951 - 1970
Professor of Chemistry

Philip Elving

1952 - 1983
Professor of Chemistry
Hobart Willard Professor of Chemistry

Milton Tamres

1953 - 1987
Professor of Chemistry

Richard Bernstein

1953 - 1963
Professor of Chemistry

Andrew G DeRocco

1954 - 1963
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Christer E. Nordman

1955 - 1995
Professor of Chemistry

R. Martin Stiles

1955 - 1979
Professor of Chemistry

Adon A. Gordus

1956 - 2001
Professor of Chemistry

Robert E. Ireland

1956 - 1965
Professor of Chemistry

Alfred A. Schilt

1956 - 1957
Instructor in Chemistry

Richard Stephen Berry

1957 - 1960
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

John J. Eisch

1959 - 1963
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Michael McCulloch Martin

1959 - 1999
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Professor of Biology
Chair of the Division of Biological Sciences

Dean William Cooke

1959 - 1966
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Chui Fan Liu

1960 - 1965
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Daniel T. Longone

1960 - 1987
Professor of Chemistry

Richard G. Lawton

1962 - 1999
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Professor of Chemistry

John Lawrence Oncley

1962 - 1980
Professor of Chemistry

S.M. Blinder

1963 - 1995
Professor of Chemistry

Thomas M. Dunn

1963 - 1998
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1972-1983

Julien Gendell

1963 - 1969
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Harry B. Mark

1963 - 1970
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Henry A. Catherino

1964 - 1968
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Jerry H. Current

1964 - 1970
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Henry C. Griffin

1964 - 2005
Professor of Chemistry

Paul G. Rasmussen

1964 - 2006
Professor of Chemistry, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

James F. Verdieck

1964 - 1970
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Lawrence S. Bartell

1965 - 1993
Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry

Hans H. Brintzinger

1965 - 1973
Professor of Chemistry

Seyhan N. Ege

1965 - 2001
Professor of Chemistry
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Robert L. Kuczkowski

1966 - 2002
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1991-1997

Arthur J Ashe III

1966 - 2008
Professor of Chemistry, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1983-1986

John R. Wiseman

1966 - 2001
Professor of Chemistry

M. David Curtis

1967 - 2005
Professor of Chemistry, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1986-1991

Mark M. Green

1967 - 1974
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Philip W. LeQuesne

1967 - 1973
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

James E. Mark

1967 - 1977
Professor of Chemistry

Charles G. Overberger

1967 - 1989
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1966-1972
Vice President for Research

Lawrence L. Lohr

1968 - 2002
Professor of Chemistry

Richard F. Copeland Jr.

1969 - 1970
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Billy J. Evans

1969 - 2003
Professor of Chemistry

John T. Groves III

1969 - 1985
Professor of Chemistry

Joseph P. Marino

1969 - 2003
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 1997-2002
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Ralph W. Rudolph

1969 - 1981
Professor of Chemistry

Richard D. Sacks

1969 - 2006
Professor of Chemistry, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences

Robert R. Sharp

1969 - 2008
Professor of Chemistry

David L. Dull

1970
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Philip B. Empedocles

1970 - 1975
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

John M. Haschke

1970 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

David S. Weiss

1972 - 1978
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Charles F. Yocum

1973 - 2010
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biological Sciences
Alfred S. Sussman Professor of Biology

Donald J. Hupe

1974 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Russell D. Larsen

1977 - 1983
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Alfred P. Sattelberger

1977 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Donald H. Stedman

1977 - 1983
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

George David Joseph Phillies

1978 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Leroy Townsend

1979 - 2000
Albert B. Prescott Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry

Peter Wuts

1979 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Odile G. Eisenstein

1982 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dimitri N. Coucouvanis

1982 - 2010
Professor of Chemistry
Lawrence S. Bartell Collegiate Professor of Chemistry

William Hardy Pearson

1984 - 2003
Professor of Chemistry

Paul Knochel

1987 - 1993
Professor of Chemistry

James K. Coward

1987 - 2008
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

John L. Gland

1988 - 2009
Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering

Carol Korzeniewski

1988 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Stephen Lee

1988 - 1998
Professor of Chemistry

Jurgens H. Schnitker

1989 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Pharmacy

Jeffrey S. Moore

1990 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Coleen R. Pugh

1992 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Peter L. Toogood

1992 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Christine E. Evans

1993 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Richard A. Goldstein

1993 - 2003
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Research Scientist, Academic Program Chair, Biophysics Research Division

William R. Roush

1997 - 2004
Professor of Chemistry
Warner-Lambert/Park Davis Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry 2002-2004

Larry W. Beck

1998 - 2005
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Omar M. Yaghi

1999 - 2005
Professor of Chemistry
Robert W. Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry

Edwin Vedejs

1999 - 2011
Professor of Chemistry
Moses Gomberg Collegiate Professor of Chemistry

Marc J. A. Johnson

2001 - 2009
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Yong-Eun Koo Lee

2001 - 2012
Associate Research Scientist, Chemistry

Ioan Andricioaei

2003 - 2007
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Barry Dunietz

2004 - 2011
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Kate S. Carroll

2006 - 2010
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Research Assistant Professor Life Sciences Institute

Katrin Karbstein

2006 - 2010
Assistant Professor of Chemistry