Chemistry professor Dr. William Acree was recently awarded the 2020 Ulys & Vera Knight Faculty Mentor Award, presented by the Office of Faculty Success. The award will be presented to Dr. Acree at the Salute to Faculty Excellence awards dinner and celebration on April 23, 2020.
According to the website, this award "recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates sustained excellence in mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or other faculty."
Dr. Acree is one of our Undergraduate Advisors, as well as a Full Professor and Associate Chair. Dr. Acree joined UNT in 1988 and has published over 700 refereed papers, many with undergraduate student research assistants. Dr. Acree's primary research interests include solution thermodynamics, development of linear free energy relationships to describe partitioning phenomena of analytical, environmental and biological importance, and chromatographic separations on novel liquid crystalline stationary phases. His work involves a wide range of experimental and computational methods, including spectroscopy, chromatography, polarizing light microscopy, densimetry, and principal component analysis.