About the PI

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Email: Richard.Finke@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-2541
Office: C213 Chemistry

Education
B.S. Chemistry, 1972
University of Colorado

Ph.D. Chemistry, 1976
Stanford University
Dissertation Advisors: James P. Collman and John I. Brauman

Awards and Honors
1972: B.A. with Distinction Phi Beta Kappa
1976-1977: National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
1982-1984: A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
1982-1987: Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Fellowship
1984-1986: Guggenheim Fellowship
2003: Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring Award, Colorado State University
2005: DOW Lectures, UC Berkeley
2011: Colorado ACS Section Award
2014: Scholarship Impact Award, Colorado State University
2015 & 2017: Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring (Honorable Mention), Colorado State University

Professional Appointments and Affiliations
9/76-9/77: NSF Post Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University
9/77-9/82: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
9/82-9/86: Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
9/86-6/93: Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
7/93-Present: Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University

American Chemical Society (Since 1973)
1977-2008: Senior Scientific Advisor and Consultant with 3 Major Chemical Companies
1992-1994: Editorial Board, Inorganic Chemistry
1988-2001: Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Catalysis
2007-2009: Editorial Board, J. Colloid and Interface Science

Outside Interests
Rick enjoys family and friends, good conversation, the outdoors, biking and flyfishing, his consultant activities, a good bottle of wine, and the occasional chance to read something other than the massive amount of literature he strives to keep up with.

Rick fly fishing at Horsetooth Resevoir during a group picnic Summer 2014

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