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Darensbourg Elected to National Academy of Sciences


Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Donald J. Darensbourg has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Darensbourg is among 120 new members and 30 foreign associates to be inducted.

"Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research."

Darensbourg is a organometallic/inorganic chemist whom has made notable contributions in the fields of green chemistry, materials science, and polymerization. "His work has led to the synthesis of biodegradable polymers for use in medical devices, including surgical sutures, internal fixation devices for repair of fractures to small bones, drug-delivery devices and dental implants."

About This Year's Texas A&M NAS inductee:

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 Dr. Donald J. Darensbourg
 College of Science
 Department of Chemistry
 Dr. Darensbourg is a Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. Prior to his retirement, he   was a member of the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry for 40 years. He was elected to the NAS for his various   contributions and lasting impact on the field of chemistry. Click here to read more about his accomplishments.


Published on 06/17/2022