Congratulations Professor Francis D'Souza for being named a UNT Regents Professor! The Regents Professorship is an honorary title given only to those faculty who have achieved the highest level of national and international recognition for their contributions to teaching, research, and service. This is considered among the highest honors for faculty at UNT.
Professor D'Souza is a world leader in the design, synthesis, and study of molecular functional materials, including complex assemblies based on porphyrins, pthalocyanines, fullerenes and related building blocks. His research contributions include novel approaches to the use of supramolecular chemistry in the design of light-harvesting materials, ultrafast spectroscopy for the study of electron transfer, and development of chemical sensors. He has collaborators all over the world and has published over 460 research papers, including over 250 at UNT. In addition, Professor D'Souza is known for his outstanding research mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students and for his significant service to the profession, which includes editorial positions at several major journals. Professor D'Souza has also served on many important committees at the Departmental, College, and University level at UNT.
Professor D'Souza will be recognized as UNT's newest Regents Professor at the UNT Salute to Faculty Excellence ceremony, to take place virtually at 6 pm on April 15, 2021.
You can view the entire list of faculty awards and nominations here.