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Endowed Chairs Honor and Support Faculty

Universities attract and support distinguished educators by endowing academic chairs. Endowed chairs honor exceptional faculty members for their past and potential contributions while also supporting their current work. The following physical sciences professors currently hold endowed chairs.

  • Rommie Amaro

    Rommie Amaro

    Distinguished Professorship in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Steven Boggs

    Steven Boggs

    Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair IV
    Department of Physics

  • Alison Coil

    Alison Coil

    The Ingrid and Joseph W. Hibben Chair in Space Science and Education
    Department of Physics

  • Edward Dennis

    Edward Dennis

    Chancellor’s Distinguished Professorship I
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Chunhui Du

    Chunhui Du

    Harold and Suzy Ticho Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Physics
    Department of Physics
  • Javier Duarte

    Javier Duarte

    William A. Lee Chancellor’s Endowed Junior Faculty Fellowship II
    Department of Physics
  • Vicki Grassian

    Vicki Grassian

    Distinguished Chair in Physical Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Michael Holst

    Michael Holst

    Chancellor’s Associate Chair VIII
    Department of Mathematics

  • Terry Hwa

    Terry Hwa

    Presidential Chair II
    Department of Physics

  • Kenneth Intriligator

    Kenneth Intriligator

    Dan Broida Chair in Elementary Particle Physics
    Department of Physics

  • Brian Keating

    Brian Keating

    Chancellor’s Distinguished Professorship III
    Department of Physics

  • Kiran Kedlaya

    Kiran Kedlaya

    Stefan E. Warschawski Chair in Mathematics
    Department of Mathematics

  • David Kleinfeld

    David Kleinfeld

    Experimental Biophysics Endowed Chair
    Department of Physics

  • Clifford Kubiak

    Clifford Kubiak

    Harold Clayton Urey Chair in Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Brian Maple

    Brian Maple

    Bernd T. Matthias Chair in Physics
    Department of Physics

  • Andrew McCammon

    Andrew McCammon

    Joseph E. Mayer Chair of Theoretical Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • James McKernan

    James McKernan

    Charles Lee Powell Endowed Chair in Mathematics II
    Department of Mathematics

  • Tatiana Mishanina

    Tatiana Mishanina

    Yinan Wang Memorial Chancellor's Endowed Junior Faculty Fellowship
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Kimberly Prather

    Kimberly Prather

    Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Ivan Schuller

    Ivan Schuller

    Center for Memory and Recording Research (CMRR) Endowed Chair V
    Department of Physics
  • Jonathan Slade

    Jonathan Slade

    William A. Lee Chancellor’s Endowed Junior Faculty Fellowship
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Susan Taylor

    Susan Taylor

    Chancellor’s Distinguished Professorship II
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Mark Thiemens

    Mark Thiemens

    Chancellor’s Associate Chair VI
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Ruth Williams

    Ruth Williams

    Charles Lee Powell Endowed Chair in Mathematics I
    Department of Mathematics

  • Efim Zelmanov

    Efim Zelmanov

    Rita L. Atkinson Endowed Chair
    Department of Mathematics