Daniel J. Mindiola Appointed Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry

June 11, 2013

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced today that Daniel J. Mindiola will be the fourth Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective August 1. Mindiola will be Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.

An internationally recognized inorganic chemist, Mindiola’s research focuses on the role of metals in new transformations and catalytic processes, especially the conversion of potential waste into a catalyst or source of energy, with the potential to develop new compounds and to minimize energy costs and byproducts. His most recent work expands this perspective to the conversion of natural gas into liquid fuels.

“Dan Mindiola’s distinction as an inorganic chemist makes him an outstanding addition to our Chemistry Department,” said Rebecca Bushnell, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “His work will expand the collective expertise of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn in the important area of energy research.”

Presidential Term Professorships, supported in part by a $2 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, are awarded to exceptional scholars of any rank who contribute to faculty eminence through diversity across the University.

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