Day Term Chair: Dr. Molander
Samuel H. Preston has announced that Dr. Gary Molander, professor
of chemistry, has been appointed to the Allan Day Term Chair.
Dr. Molander received his B.S. from Iowa State University in 1975
and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1979. He has been a professor
of organic chemistry at Penn since 1999. He began his career at
the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981. Dr. Molander's
teaching and research focus on the development of new synthetic
methods and their application to the synthesis of organic molecules.
He has served as a visiting professor at Université de
Paris-Sud, Orsay, France; Philipps Universität, Marburg,
Germany; École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie
Industrielle de Paris, France; Universidade Federal da Paraíba,
Brazil; Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil; Universidad
Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina; Institute of Organometallic
Chemistry; Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia;
Institut de Recherche en Chimie Organique Fine, Rouen, France;
and Universidad da Santa Maria, Brazil.
is an associate editor of Organic Letters, a member of
the editorial board of Organometallics, the chair of the
Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club, and an alternate councilor
of the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society.
He has received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the American
Chemical Society and the American Cyanamid Academic Award and
has held fellowships from Eastman Kodak, the NIH, and the Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation. He has authored or co-authored more than
130 journal articles.
Allan Day Term Chair was created in 2001 by Dr. Madeleine M. Joullié,
professor of chemistry, and her husband, Richard Prange, to support
a faculty member specializing in organic chemistry. The chair
is named for Dr. Allan R. Day, a former Penn chemistry professor
and Dr. Joullié's mentor