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National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable. Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences: Issues for the 21st Century: Report of a Workshop. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2000.

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R. Stephen Berry is the James Franck Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. He has worked on a variety of subjects ranging from strictly scientific matters to the analysis of energy use and resource policy. His scientific research has been in part theoretical, in areas of finite-time thermodynamics, atomic collisions, atomic and molecular clusters and chaos, and in part experimental, involving studies of chemical reactions and laser-matter interactions. Some of his work outside traditional science has involved interweaving thermodynamics with economics and resource policy. He has also worked since the mid-1970s with issues of science and the law, and with management of scientific data, activities that have brought him into the arena of electronic media for scientific information and issues of intellectual property in that context. His current interests include the dynamics of atomic and molecular clusters, the thermodynamics of time-constrained processes and the efficient use of energy, and a variety of issues concerning science and public policy, including precollegiate education and scientific literacy, the maintenance of scientific enterprises in America and elsewhere, the impact of electronic communication on the sciences, and the conduct of scholarly work in general. Dr. Berry received his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. in 1952, 1954, and 1956, respectively, from Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Ronald T. Borchardt is the Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas-Lawrence. He received his undergraduate education (B.S. in pharmacy, 1967) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his graduate education (Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, 1970) from the University of Kansas-Lawrence. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health from 1969 to 1971, Professor Borchardt returned to the University of Kansas as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In the 1970s he was promoted through the academic ranks to his current position. From 1983 to 1998, he served as the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy. During his academic career Professor Borchardt has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and research accomplishments and is the author or co-author of approximately 425 scientific publications and 375 abstracts. He is also the editor of six books and the series editor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. His research interests are focused in the areas of drug design and drug delivery.

Jonathan L. Bundy graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. degree in biochemistry and did undergraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Otvos. Later that year he began graduate study in the biomedical sciences program at Hood College, doing research in biological mass spectrometry with Harry Hines of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. In 1997, he transferred to the doctoral program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and began research under the direction of Catherine Fenselau. Mr. Bundy is currently completing his Ph.D. studies with Dr. Fenselau at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she moved in 1998 to become chair of its Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research interests are centered on the development of biomolecule-derivatized surfaces for mass spectrometric analysis of microorganisms.

Peter M. Eisenberger is a professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University. He received a B.A. in physics with honors from Princeton University in 1963 and graduated in 1967 with a Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University, where he received both a Woodrow Wilson and a Harvard Fellowship and remained for one year as a postdoctoral fellow researching both biophysics and the polaron problem. In 1968 he joined Bell Laboratories and held the post of department head from 1974 to 1981. In 1981, he joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company as director of its Physical Sciences Laboratory and was appointed senior director in charge of Exxon's Corporate Research Laboratory in 1984. In 1989, he was appointed professor of physics and director of the Princeton Materials Institute at Princeton University. From 1996 to 1999 he held the posts of vice provost of the Earth Institute and director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Marye Anne Fox is chancellor of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to assuming her current post in 1999, she was vice president for research and the M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Regents Chair in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. Her recent research activities include organic photochemistry, electrochemistry, and physical organic mechanisms. She is a former associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Previously, she was director of the Center for Fast Kinetics Research, vice chair of the National Science Board, and a member of the Task Force on Alternative Futures for the Department of Energy National Laboratories (the Galvin Committee). Dr. Fox is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has served on the NAS Council Executive Committee, and is a member of the NAS Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. She is a former member of the National Research Council's Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications and served on the Committee on Criteria for Federal Support of Research and Development. She received her bachelor's degree from Notre Dame College, a master's degree from Cleveland State University, and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Dartmouth College.

Judson L. Haynes III received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Hampton University, where he was a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholar. Dr. Haynes went on to enter the graduate program as a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While at LSU, he worked in the area of capillary electrophoresis under the direction of Dr. Isiah M. Warner. Specifically, he has developed novel pseudo-stationary phases (such as dendrimers, cyclodextrins, and micelle polymers) for separations in electrokinetic chromatography. Currently, Dr. Haynes is a research scientist in the Baby Care Analytical Section at the Procter & Gamble Company.

Eric G. Jakobsson was trained as a chemical engineer (B.S. 1960, Columbia) and a physicist (Ph.D., 1969, Dartmouth). He became interested in biology through an interest in electrical excitability in nerves, and after a postdoctoral stint in the Department of Physiology at Case Western Reserve came to the University of Illinois Department of Physiology and Biophysics in 1971, where he has spent his career. At different times he has worked on gating of ion channels, permeation through ion channels, functional organization of epithelia, molecular structure of membranes, metabolism, and education research. For his work in ion permeation, he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 1994. Dr. Jakobsson has been affiliated with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications since 1991. He was a member of the team that invented and developed the Biology Workbench and currently heads a National Science Foundation-sponsored project that develops educational applications of the Workbench.

Lynn W. Jelinski is vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and dean of the graduate school at Louisiana State University, where she is responsible for the university's research programs, research centers, graduate school, technology transfer, and economic development. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Jelinski served as director for the Cornell Center for Advanced Technology (Biotechnology) and from 1997 to 1998 served also as director of the Cornell Office of Economic Development. She previously headed the Biophysics Research and Polymer Chemistry Research Departments at AT&T Bell Laboratories. She received her doctorate in chemistry at the University of Hawaii in 1976. Her research interests include solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and its application to elucidate the molecular mechanism for the strength of spider silk. Dr. Jelinski has over 100 refereed publications in journals such as Science, Nature, Physical Review Letters, Macromolecules, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

François M.M. Morel is Albert G. Blanke Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University. He is also director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and Director of the Center for Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry in Princeton, New Jersey. He is a visiting professor at the Université de Paris VI. His major fields of interest are aquatic chemistry and aquatic biology with a focus on the interactions of trace elements and microbiota and the role of trace elements in the global carbon cycle. Before joining Princeton University he was for 20 years a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he served as director of the R.M. Parsons Laboratory. He has served on many national and international committees dealing with environmental issues.

Karen E.S. Phillips earned an associate's degree in chemistry with a minor in fine art from Miami-Dade Community College in Florida. She completed her undergraduate degree at Barry University, also in Florida, with a major in chemistry and minors in both biology and fine art. At Barry University, she was a research fellow in the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program, working on the synthesis of muscarinic agonists for Alzheimer's therapy. Ms. Phillips entered the Ph.D. program at Columbia University after completing her undergraduate degree and became a founding member of the Columbia Chemistry Careers Committee. She is currently completing her Ph.D. work on the synthesis of aggregating heterocyclic helicenes with Dr. Thomas Katz.

Angelica M. Stacy received her B.A. degree from LaSalle College in 1977 and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1981 with Professor M.J. Sienko, and then went on to do postdoctoral research with professors R.P. van Duyne and P. Stair at Northwestern University. She joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983, where she is now a full professor. Her research interests are in the areas of materials chemistry and chemistry education.

Edel Wasserman obtained a B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University in 1953 and an M.A. and a Ph.D. at Harvard University under professors William E. Moffitt and Paul D. Bartlett. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1957. Beginning in 1967 he held joint appointments as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories and as professor of chemistry at Rutgers University. He joined Allied Chemical Corporation in 1976 as director of chemical research and later became director of corporate research. He moved to Central Research & Development at DuPont in 1981, where he is now science advisor. He served as president of the American Chemical Society in 1999.

Richard A. Weibl is director of programs in the office of education and institutions renewal at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). He came to AAC&U specifically to give leadership to the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program. This highly collaborative national program is designed to change the educational experiences of future faculty. The program has grown from 15 clusters of institutional partners to include 20 science and mathematics departmentally based clusters and will soon add 24 social science and humanities clusters. In all, more than 200 schools are participating in funded PFF programs, and dozens of others have created programs based on the PFF model. Dr. Weibl came to AAC&U from Antioch College, where he served as director of Institutional Research and Evaluation Studies. Prior to Antioch, he did doctoral studies at the Ohio State University in educational policy and leadership and worked in student affairs at Longwood College and Marquette University. He holds a master's degree from the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University.

J. Michael White received his bachelor of science in chemistry from Harding College in 1960 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1966, and then joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Texas at Austin as assistant professor. He was named associate professor in 1970 and full professor in 1976. From 1979 to 1984, he served as chair of the department, and he has held the Norman Hackerman Professorship in Chemistry since 1985. Since 1991, he has directed the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Science and Technology Center for Synthesis, Growth, and Analysis of Electronic Materials at the University of Texas. Since 1976, he has been a visiting staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. White served as a program officer at the NSF in 1978-1979 and was a summer guest worker at the National Bureau of Standards during the same period. He and his students have enjoyed long-term interactions with Sandia National Laboratories. He is actively working on problems in surface chemistry, the dynamics of surface reactions, and photo-assisted surface reactions.

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