Kevin Schug Earns ACS Education Excellence Award

Dec 05, 2017
Volume 13, Issue 17, pg 22

The American Chemical Society has awarded Kevin Schug with the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education in recognition of his efforts to improve the educational experience of students in the field of analytical chemistry.

Speaking about the award Schug said, “Given the past recipients of this award, this is a tremendous honour. Teaching at University of Texas Arlington (UTA) has been a really fulfilling part of my job, and it is really humbling to be honoured like this for that effort.”

Schug, who also directs UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR Lab, becomes the second member of UTA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to win the Giddings Award in three years; Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair in Ion Analysis and Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, also received the honour in 2015.

“Dr. Schug is passionate about teaching and about improving science education,” said Morteza Khaledi, College of Science Dean. “He has received numerous awards and commendations for his teaching and mentoring efforts, and the ACS J. Calvin Giddings Award is a well-deserved affirmation of his extraordinary efforts on behalf of students to make sure they receive the best possible educational experience.”

Since joining the UTA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Schug’s research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science, mass spectrometry, and spectroscopy for solving a variety of analytical problems spanning the energy, environmental, biological, and pharmaceutical fields. He was also instrumental in building the relationship between UTA and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc., which in 2013 led to the creation of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, comprised of multiple instrumentation facilities, each with a different research focus, and operated under the “centralized research resources” model.

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