David Martin Schrader, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Marquette University
Location: Sister Bay, Wisconsin, United States

David Schrader, Professor Emeritus of Marquette University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator for dedication, achievements, and leadership in quantum chemistry.

A graduate of Iowa State College, Dr. Schrader earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1954. Soon thereafter, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota in 1962. At the start of his career, he worked at the University of Minnesota in the capacity of a research and technology assistant from 1957 to 1961. After briefly serving as a postdoctoral associate from the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University and the Thomas J. Watson Research Center with IBM Research from 1962 to 1963. Consequently, Dr. Schrader joined Iowa State University for four years, before returning to the University of Minnesota in the capacity of a visiting assistant professor for an additional year.

For nearly 50 years, Dr, Schrader excelled as a professor and later a research professor at Marquette University until his retirement as professor emeritus in 2017. In addition to his primary endeavors, he also contributed as a visiting professor for numerous institutions including the University of Wisconsin, the University of British Columbia, Nottingham University, the National Taiwan University, and the National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research in Tsukuba. A respected voice in the field, Dr. Schrader lectured at several domestic and international events for the Journal of Chemical Education, the Petroleum Research Fund, and the Argonne University Association Trust Fund, among others.

A retiree of the United States Navy, Dr. Schrader served from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1956. Civically, he dedicates his spare time as a member of the Sister Bay Moravian Church and as a chairperson for the International Committee on Positron Annihilation. An elected fellow of the American Physical Society, Dr. Schrader was named “Outstanding Teacher for 1993-1994,” by Marquette University. Enjoying his retirement, he writes about the history of atomic energy in his free time. In the coming years, he would like to find an agent and book publisher to work with.

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