Title: Professor of Chemistry (Retired)
Company: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Robert Braun, Ph.D., Retired Professor of Chemistry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry and higher education.
Inspired to delve into the field of chemistry due to his high school chemistry teacher, Evelyn Banks, Dr. Braun enjoyed the challenge of conducting chemistry experiments and learning about the fundamentals of chemistry. Earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado in 1965, he subsequently attended the University of Connecticut, where he received a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in 1969 and 1971, respectively. He continued to serve as a postdoctoral fellow at the university in 1972.
Subsequent to completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Braun served as a teacher at Branford High School from 1965 to 1966. After receiving his doctorate, he relocated to Michigan, where he served as a lecturer at the University of Michigan from 1972 to 1973. Thereafter, he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 1973 to 1974, assistant professor at Vassar College from 1974 to 1977, and assistant and associate professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 1977 to 1986. Remaining with the prestigious university, he served as a professor of chemistry from 1986 until his retirement from the industry in 2008. During his tenure, he also held the role of department head from 1992 to 2008.
A prolific author, Dr. Braun has contributed myriad articles to professional journals and written multiple books, including “Introduction to Chemical Analysis,” “Applications of Chemical Analysis,” “Instructor’s Manual and Solutions Manual for an Introduction to Chemical Analysis,” “Introduction to Instrumental Analysis” and “Instructor’s Solutions Manual to Accompany Introduction to Instrumental Analysis.” A longtime member of the American Chemical Society, he has been honored multiple times in relation to his profound expertise, including having received the Distinguished Professor Award from the University of Louisiana Foundation. He also received an award from the American Microchemical Society, as well as an Outstanding Teacher Award from Amoco. Impressively, he has also been highlighted in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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