John A. Gladysz, PhD

John Gladysz

Title: Distinguished Professor
Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, Texas, United States

John A. Gladysz, PhD, Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry education.

A celebrated figure in the field of chemistry, Dr. Gladysz has amassed more than 40 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. Currently serving as a distinguished professor and Dow Professor in Chemical Invention at Texas A&M University since 2008, he previously held the roles of professor and chair of organic chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany from 1998 to 2007. Prior to these appointments, he served the University of Utah as an associate professor and full professor of chemistry from 1982 to 1998, which was preceded by his role as an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1974 to 1982.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Gladysz pursued a formal education, receiving a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1971. He followed this accomplishment with a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from Stanford University in 1974. A leading voice in the industry, he maintains affiliation with several organizations, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the German Chemical Society, and Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional fraternity specializing in chemistry.

Dr. Gladysz has additionally delved into the written word, acting as editor-in-chief of Organometallics from 2010 to 2014 and an editorial board member of the New Journal of Chemistry from 2000 to 2010. Previously, he was an associate editor of Chemical Reviews from 1984 to 2010 and an editorial board member of Organometallics from 1990 to 1992.

A holder of 12 patent applications, six of which have been issued, Dr. Gladysz has accrued several accolades throughout his career. The recipient of an award from The Chemical Society in 2013, he was given the Award in Organometallic Chemistry by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2013. In addition, he was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award from Texas A&M University in 2013, the International Fluorous Technicians Award in 2007, the Humboldt Award in 1994, and the Award in Organometallic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 1994. The recipient of the University of Utah Distinguished Research Award in 1992, he was an Arthur C. Cope Scholar in 1988, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar and Grantee from 1980 to 1985, and a fellow of the American Chemical Society and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1980 to 1984.

Married to Janet Françoise Blümel since 1997, Dr. Gladysz enjoys running and reading literature in his spare time. Notably, he has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.

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