from the Provost about the new Dean
STUDENTS, AND STAFF
College of Chemistry
is my pleasure to announce that Chancellor Berdahl is recommending
to the Regents the appointment of Charles Harris as Dean
of the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2005. Dean Clayton
Heathcock has kindly agreed to continue as Dean for an additional
year until Professor Harris begins his tenure as Dean.
Harris earned his B.S. degree in 1963 from the University of Michigan
and his Ph.D. in 1966 from M.I.T. Following his Ph.D., he spent
a year as an Atomic Energy Fellow in theoretical physics at M.I.T.
before joining the College of Chemistry here in 1967. His research
centers around the use of femtosecond lasers in the visible and
infrared to study the mechanisms and dynamics of chemical reactions
in liquids and in a second area the dynamical properties of electrons
at interfaces and surfaces on ultrafast timescales.
is the author of over 200 papers and has been widely recognized
in his field with many awards and honors including Fellow of the
American Academy of Arts and Science (1997); Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (2001); and Member
of the National Academy of Sciences (2002). He is a member of
the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and
the Association for the Advancement of Science.
encourage your continuing support and participation in the affairs
of the College. Please join me in wishing Professor Harris a successful
tenure as Dean.
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare
Harris faculty page