Joseph Francisco Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar


Joseph S. Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2022-2023. The Phi Beta Kappa Society each year selects top scholars in the liberal arts and sciences to visit—in person or virtually—universities and colleges where Phi Beta Kappa chapters are located. Visiting Scholars meet with students and faculty and present a major lecture, contributing to the intellectual life of the institutions by making possible an exchange of ideas. The 2022-2023 scholars will also participate in a podcast called Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Francisco’s work focuses on atmospheric chemistry, using tools from experimental physical and theoretical chemistry to advance our understanding of chemistry in the atmosphere at the molecular level.

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