Richard J. Field, Ph.D.

Richard Field

Title: Professor Emeritus
Institution: University of Montana
Location: Missoula, Montana, United States

Richard Field, Professor Emeritus at the University of Montana, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of chemistry education.

Dr. Field enjoyed a fulfilling career in chemistry education that spanned more than four decades. Spending the majority of his professional journey at the University of Montana, rising from an assistant professor in 1975 to Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1990 until 1995. Dr. Field retired from full-time service at the University of Montana in 2008 and was granted the distinguished title of professor emeritus. Prior to his work at the University of Montana, he served as a senior research chemist at Carnegie-Mellon University from 1974 until 1975, and started his career in academia as a research associate and visiting professor at the University of Oregon from 1968 to 1974.

Well-regarded for his scholarly output, Dr. Field has contributed over 100 articles to various research publications and professional journals, including two papers with over 2,000 citations each. Additionally, he served as the editor of both “Oscillations and Traveling Waves in Chemical Systems,” published by Wiley-Interscience in 1985, and “Chaos in Chemistry and Biochemistry,” which he co-authored with Laszlo Gyorgyi in 1993. For his achievements, Dr. Field has received numerous accolades, including the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Oregon in 2000, the Burlington Northern Award for Scholarship in 1990, and a Distinguished Scholar Award from the University of Montana in 1982. Furthermore, he received grants in support of his research from the National Science Foundation continuously between 1977 and his retirement in 2008.


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