Wilkes University


Peter J. Stang of University of Utah to Deliver Catherine H. Bone Lecture in Chemistry Oct. 21 at Wilkes University

Peter J. Stang, distinguished professor and David P. Gardner Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah, will deliver the 2015 Catherine H. Bone Lecture at Wilkes University on Wednesday, Oct. 21.  He will speak at 7 p.m. in Stark Learning Center 101. He will deliver the lecture “Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination.”

A recognized leader in the field of self-assembled systems research, Stang has authored approximately 517 scientific research publications. He currently serves as the editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a position he has held since 2002. He served as an associate editor from 1982 to 1999.

He has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Priestly Medal, the premier award of the American Chemical Society, presented in 2013 and the National Medal of Science in 2011. Stang has guided 37 students to obtain doctoral degrees, and has overseen nearly 60 postdoctoral associates.

The Catherine H. Bone Lecture series is currently in its fourth year. The series was made possible by the endowments of its namesake, who taught chemistry at Wilkes from 1946 to 1965.