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MSU names chemistry head

Dennis Smith

Veteran chemist and researcher Dennis Smith is the new head of Mississippi State University’s Department of Chemistry.

His position as the leader of the College of Arts and Sciences’ department will begin July 1, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. After many years in academia at Clemson University and the University of Texas at Dallas, Smith spent the last few years focusing on private sector consulting, research and entrepreneurial ventures.

Smith’s professional interests include science and technology leadership, technology transfer, entrepreneurship and chemistry/materials research.

Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics from Missouri State University in 1988. In 1992, he completed a doctorate in chemistry at the University of Florida. Along with his extensive research career, he has published 137 refereed journal articles, 28 U.S. patents issued or pending, over 300 conference papers, five book editorships, and more than 200 invited lectures in 23 countries.


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