Graduate dean search selects Dussault for interviews

Patrick Dussault
Patrick Dussault

The search committee charged with selecting finalists for the Dean of Graduate Studies position has identified one candidate who it will be interviewing on-campus on April 27.

Patrick Dussault, Charles Bessey professor of chemistry at UNL, will be interviewed by graduate chairs, department chairs and members of the UNL graduate council at two sessions on April 27: 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 3:35-4:20 p.m., both in the Nebraska Union. Interested graduate faculty members are also welcomed to attend either session.

Dussault has been at UNL since 1988, as assistant professor (1988-94), associate professor (1994-2001) and full professor. He was Chemistry department chair from 2001-2007. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from University of California at Irvine, and a Ph.D in organic chemistry from California Institute of Technology. His research interests are peroxide synthesis, oxidations in organic chemistry, chemical biology and nanostructured materials. He was a postdoctoral fellow for the National Cancer Institute at Duke University.

Dussault earned his named professorship in 2009. He has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching. He has supervised 16 doctoral theses, 10 masters' theses, and has an extensive record research-training undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows. He also serves as the director of the Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials, part of an NSF-EPSCoR-funded grant.

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