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International organization elects UT Arlington professor as vice president

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Friday, June 28, 2013

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Media Contact: Traci Peterson, Office:817-272-9208, Cell:817-521-5494, tpeterso@uta.edu

News Topics: chemistry, faculty, science

Krishnan Rajeshwar, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UT Arlington, has been elected as a vice president of The Electrochemical Society, an educational nonprofit with more than 8,000 members in more than 70 countries around the world. The organization is based in New Jersey and also has about 100 corporate members, including many laboratories.

Rajeshwar

Rajeshwar

Rajeshwar has been a faculty member in the UT Arlington College of Science since 1983 and was a charter member of the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Professors. Some of his specialties include photoelectrochemistry, nanocomposites, electrochemistry and conducting polymers. He is the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed journal articles, including several in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society and Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters.

“I am immensely pleased and also humbled by this recognition and honor,” Rajeshwar said. “I have been involved with The Electrochemical Society for a long time and it is an outstanding organization with steep traditions in electrochemistry and solid-state science/ technology. I hope to contribute to further advances in its international stature and recognition as a member of the Executive Board.”

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of about 33,800 students in the heart of North Texas and the second-largest member of The University of Texas System. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

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