Chemistry research professor Dr. Francis D'Souza won the 2018 ACS Doherty award. This award is given for excellence in chemical research or chemistry teaching, meritorious service to ACS, establishment of new chemical industry, solution of pollution problems, and advances in curative or preventive chemotherapy. Dr. D'Souza will be honored at the DFW Local Section Meeting on November 1, 2018. He will give a talk "Light Capture and Conversion by Mimicking Nature."
The banquet will take place at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, and discounted ticket prices are being offered ($10 for students, $20 for non-student ACS members). Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acs-dfw-doherty-award-dinner-and-honoring-of-5060-year-members-tickets-51202966451.
More information on the Doherty award can be found on the ACS DFW section website: https://dfw.sites.acs.org/
D'Souza is a Distinguished University Research Professor. Dr. D'Souza joined UNT in 2011 and has nearly 400 publications, Co-editor of Handbook of Carbon Nanomaterials book series (published by World Scientific Publications, Singapore), Associate Editor of the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Associate Editor of the Journal of Electrochemical Society, and editorial board member of few others journals.
Dr. D'Souza's research covers wide areas of chemistry, nanophotonics and materials science. Principal research interests include supra and nanomolecular chemistry of porphyrins and carbon nanomaterials, light energy harvesting, photoelectrochemistry and photovoltaics, electrochemical and photochemical sensors and catalysts, fluorescent chemosensors and biosensors, conducting nanocomposite hybrid materials for energy storage and conversion.
Honors and Award include Excellence in Research Award, 2006, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, 2008, Fellow of the Electrochemistry Society, 2010, UNT-Distinguished Professor 2013, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2015, Fulbright Specialist, 2018, among others.