Marquette honors chemistry professor for excellence in research

Web Posted: April 2005

Dr. Chieu D. Tran, professor of chemistry, has received the 2005 Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Tran is known for his innovative design of new chemical instrumentation while addressing critical issues in the frontiers of modern chemical research. His instruments can be used for characterization of nano-scaled materials, development of high performance chemical and biochemical sensors, and the exploration of environmentally benign processes known as green chemistry.

Tran has published more than 100 refereed journal articles and has made more than 100 presentations of his work at conferences and universities worldwide. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his accomplishments including the Society for Applied Spectroscopy’s Gold Medal Award, a Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health, an Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, Marquette’s Sigma Xi Chapter Award for Distinguished Scientific Research Achievement, and the American Chemical Society Milwaukee Section Award. In addition to the participation of undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral associates in his research laboratory, Tran has established collaborations with several international scientists. His research program at Marquette has attracted more than $3 million in external support from federal, corporate and foundation sources.

Tran received his bachelor of science from Kumamoto University in Japan and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in College Station. He joined Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., as a staff scientist in 1982 after spending two years doing postdoctoral research at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. He joined Marquette in 1986.

About the Award

The Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research has been awarded to a faculty member every year since 1998. The award has been made possible by a generous gift from the Haggerty family and includes a $5,000 stipend for the award winner. The recipient is selected by the Committee On Research and confirmed by Provost Madeline Wake, Nurs ’68, Grad ’71.

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