George E. Ewing


Guggenheim Fellow (1983)
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry


George Ewing has been educated by his parents, family, teachers, friends (and not-so friends). He has received degrees from a number of accredited schools. He was initiated into his mature approach to science by his Ph.D. advisor, George C. Pimentel, at the University of California (Berkeley). George Ewing joined the faculty at Indiana University in 1963. Over the years, he and his students have studied the chemical and physical properties of molecular complexes, liquids, surfaces, atmospheric particles and ice. Thirty of these students have received Ph.D. degrees for their contributions to this research. Over one hundred papers have resulted. Thousands of students have taken courses from George Ewing in subjects ranging from General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy. He has developed and continues to teach a course for non-science majors called Molecular Architecture.

George Ewing has received a number of honors and invited lectureships included: Directeur des Researches (Ecole Polytechnique, France); Guggenheim Fellowship (Oxford, England); Isacc Taylor Visiting Professor (Technion, Israel); Chancellor's Professorship (Indiana University); Chapman Lecturer (University of Alaska) and Quatercentenary Visiting Fellowship (Cambridge, England). George Ewing is concerned about environmental quality and serves on the Air Pollution Control Board for the State of Indiana. He is a member of the Bloomington Coalition for Death Penalty Issues and is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).