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Edward (Ted) M. Eyring Lectureship


Ted Eyring graduated from the University of Utah where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He did a 2 1/2 year tour of duty with the Air Force. In 1960 he earned his doctorate, spent a year in Germany as a Guggenheim fellow and then joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Utah. Over the next 50 years Ted co-authored many scientific papers with his gifted students and faculty collaborators. The most important product of his teaching and research was the training of about 100 pre-and post doctoral students who have made important contributions to science. One of his favorite professional activities was writing informative letters of recommendation for his former students. One of Ted’s innovations was the introduction of service learning field projects into his classes. He received a number of awards for scientific research but his favorite recognitions were those his students awarded for exceptional teaching.

The Edward (Ted) M. Eyring Lectureship was founded in 2018 to honor Ted Eyring's contribution to the Department of Chemistry and it's students. 

Innaugural Lecture:

Martin Gruebele, UIUC - Simple dynamics of complex chemical systems: from nanoparticles to proteins in the cell, March 1, 2018

Last Updated: 5/12/23