Texas A&M University Chemistry Professors Dr. John W. Bevan, Dr. Paul S. Cremer and Dr. Daniel A. Singleton have been appointed as Davidson Professors of Science and joint holders of the Davidson Chair in Science, announced Dr. H. Joseph Newton, dean of Texas A&M's College of Science.

"The appointment as Davidson Professor of Science is for outstanding achievements in the chemical sciences," explained Dr. Emile A. Schweikert, professor and head of the Department of Chemistry. "We are delighted to see three of our colleagues recognized with this well deserved distinction."

A member of the Texas A&M faculty since 1978, Bevan is director of the University's interdisciplinary Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment. He holds a bachelor of science from the University of Wales, a masters of science from the University of Surrey and a doctorate from University College, London. In addition, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University and the University of Montreal. Bevan's research interests include intermolecular structure and dynamics, spectroscopic instrumentation, atmospheric monitoring and environmental technology, and medical diagnostics. His awards include the Ramsay Memorial Medal and the International Research Excellence Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Semiconductor Safety Association (SSA) and Sematech.

Cremer, who is considered as one of the Department's fastest rising stars, received his bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He was an Irving S. Sigal-American Chemical Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty in 1998. Cremer's research interests include bioanalytical chemistry and surface science investigations of phospholipid membranes on patterned surfaces by nonlinear optical spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy. His research excellence has been recognized with a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

Singleton, who is also a faculty member of the Chemistry/Biology Interface Training Program, joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1987. He received a bachelor of science from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota and was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Singleton's research interests include organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms, dynamic effects, isotope effects, asymmetric amplification and absolute asymmetric synthesis. He is the recipient of a University Faculty Fellowship from Texas A&M University and a Distinguished Achievement College-Level Award in Teaching from The Association of Former Students.

The Davidson Chair in Science was established in the College of Science in 1981 through a bequest from Mr. C.J. Davidson. Bevan, Cremer and Singleton join fellow Chemistry professors Dr. Kim Dunbar, Dr. Michael Hall and Dr. Frank Raushel, who were appointed in fall 2004, as Davidson Professors of Science.


Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu

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  • John Bevan

    Professor of Chemistry

  • Paul Cremer

    Professor of Chemistry

  • Daniel Singleton

    Professor of Chemistry

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