Honoree

Dennis Gail Peters

AWARDS

Presidents Circle Laurel Pin (2014)
Benefactor
American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
IU Foundation President's Medallion (2008)
W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service (2006)
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Titled Professor (1975)
Herman T. Briscoe Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Peters' research interests include electroanalytical chemistry; organic electrochemistry, with emphasis on mechanistic and synthetic aspects of the reduction of halogenated compounds; electrocatalysis and transition-metal mediated reactions for organic synthesis; chemically modified and polymer-coated electrodes for organic electrosynthesis and electrometric methods of detection and analysis.

Peters received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962 and began his academic career at IU the same year. He was named the Herman T. Briscoe Professor in 1975.

Honors and awards include: Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, 1958-59; National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellow, 1959-62; Ulysses G. Weatherly Award for Distinguished Teaching at IU, 1969; Students' Visiting Lecturers Trust Fund Lectureship at University of Natal, South Africa, 1975; Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, 1980; College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award from IU, 1984; Chemical Manufacturers Association National Catalyst Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1988; American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1990; and Alpha Lambda Delta Favorite Faculty Award at IU, 1995 and 2000; and James Flack Norris Award, of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry, 2001; Brown Derby Award, presented to an Outstnading and Popular Faculty Member by the Indiana University School of Professional Journalists, 2002; Henry B. Linford Award for Distinguished teaching, presented by The Electrochemical Society, 2002; and Distinguished Service Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005.