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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.

  • Steven Boggs

    Steven Boggs

    Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair IV Department of Physics

  • Vicki Grassian

    Vicki Grassian

    Distinguished Chair in Physical Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Efim Zelmanov

    Efim Zelmanov

    Rita L. Atkinson Endowed Chair Department of Mathematics

  • Kenneth Intriligator

    Kenneth Intriligator

    Dan Broida Chair in Elementary Particle Physics Department of Physics

  • Mark Thiemens

    Mark Thiemens

    Chancellor’s Associate Chair VI Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Michael Holst

    Michael Holst

    Chancellor’s Associate Chair VIII Department of Mathematics

  • Kimberly Prather

    Kimberly Prather

    Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Alison Coil

    Alison Coil

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

  • 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

  • Ruth Williams

    Ruth Williams

    Charles Lee Powell Endowed Chair in Mathematics I Department of Mathematics

  • James McKernan

    James McKernan

    Charles Lee Powell Endowed Chair in Mathematics II Department of Mathematics

  • Terry Hwa

    Terry Hwa

    Presidential Chair II Department of Physics

  • Clifford Kubiak

    Clifford Kubiak

    Harold Clayton Urey Chair in Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Kiran Kedlaya

    Kiran Kedlaya

    Stefan E. Warschawski Chair in Mathematics Department of Mathematics

  • David Kleinfeld

    David Kleinfeld

    Experimental Biophysics Endowed Chair Department of Physics

  • Katja Lindenberg

    Katja Lindenberg

    Chancellor's Associates Endowed Chair in Chemistry & Biochemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry