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Richard A. Andersen -- 1995 Outstanding Alumnus
Doctor of Philosophy - 1973 - Inorganic Chemistry
Dr. Richard Andersen's career has taken him across continents and into the laboratories of many prestigious colleges and universities, including the laboratories of a winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with whom he worked for two years.
He is now professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Andersen began his career after receiving his B.A. at the University of South Dakota in 1965. He earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wyoming in 1973. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Central Institute for Industrial Research in Oslo, Norway, and a lecturer in chemistry at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He joined the University of California in 1976.
He has received numerous research grants over the years and has published over 128 research papers. He is widely known in the field of actinide and organometallic chemistry.
"Dr. Andersen was probably the most competent and able research student I have ever supervised."
-Dr. Geoffrey E. Coates Professor Emeritus, Chemistry