Congratulations to Doug Kessler on Lifetime Achievement Award

Doug Keszler

Doug Kessler showing a thin film.

Doug Kessler is a renowned Materials Chemist who recently retired from Oregon State University. The College of Science awarded Doug a Lifetime Achievement in Science Award.

I had the pleasure of working with him in his NSF funded Center for Chemical Innovation, the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC).  He’s moved on to working in his companies and helping a new biomaterials center get launched.

Congratulations, Doug on both your award and your retirement.



2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Congratulations to Kip Thorne, Barry Barish, (Caltech) and Rainer Weiss (MIT) on winning the Nobel Prize for the development of Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) which first detected gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein over a hundred years ago.

The LIGO Livingston observatory is located on LSU (my alma mater). LSU wrote an awesome press release. This is indeed an exciting time for LSU and research as a whole.

Nature Magazine wrote an article about a year ago on how LIGO detected gravitational waves and made history.