Chemical sensing topic of Distinguished University Professor Lecture

February 20, 2018 | Events, News, Research, UToday, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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Dr. Jon R. Kirchhoff, Distinguished University Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will discuss his research this week.

The title of his Distinguished University Professor Lecture is “Chemical Sensing: Finding a Needle in a Haystack.” The free, public event will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Doermann Theatre.

“The presentation will look at the importance of chemical sensing in our everyday lives and the challenges of making accurate and useful measurements,” Kirchhoff said. “Several projects from my research group will be used as examples.”

In his 29th year at The University of Toledo, Kirchhoff has served as associate chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 16 years and chair for four years.

He received his PhD from Purdue University in 1985 and specializes in analytical chemistry focusing on chemical sensing. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and patents, and has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on research and infrastructure grants totaling $5.8 million.

Kirchhoff was appointed a Distinguished University Professor in 2010.

“The faculty who have been named Distinguished University Professors are colleagues that I have admired for their significant contributions to the University,” he said. “It is an honor and very humbling to be considered among this group of faculty.”

A reception will follow his lecture in the lobby of University Hall.