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Dr. William J. Brittain - Departmental Chair

Dr. William Brittain

Contact Information

Office:  CHEM 238

Phone:  (512) 245-3308

Fax:  (512) 245-2374


Educational Background

  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO) 1977
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) 1982
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University (Durham, NC) 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, 2001, University of Akron
  • Chair, American Chemical Society, Polymer ChemistryDivision, 2001.
  • GenCorp Signature Research Award, 1997.
  • Outstanding Chemistry Major, University of Northern Colorado: 1975, 1976, 1977.

Areas of Interest

Photochromism - Mechanism and Bioapplications

Related Websites

Brittain Research Group Webpage

NSF Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)