Chemistry Professor Gary Blanchard has been awarded the 2020 ANACHEM Award
The ANACHEM Award was established in 1953 and is presented annually to an outstanding analytical chemist based on activities in teaching, research, administration or other activity which has advanced the art and science of the field. Prof. Blanchard’s research is in the area of interfacial and thin film science, with the goal of making interfaces and thin films that exhibit specific chemical selectivity. This work involves the design and synthesis of targeted interfacial systems and their characterization by spectroscopic, microscopic and electrochemical techniques. Applications of this work range from chemical sensing and separations through heterogeneous catalysis and control over both linear and nonlinear optical properties.