Click HERE to download a .pdf version of Professor Crooks’ Full Vita



Condensed CV


RICHARD M. CROOKS
Robert A. Welch Chair in Materials Chemistry
The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Texas at Austin
105 E. 24th St., Stop A5300
Austin, TX 78712-1224
Voice: 512-475-8674
Fax: 512-475-8651
Internet: crooks@cm. utexas.edu
www: http://rcrooks.cm.utexas.edu/research/


FORMAL HIGHER EDUCATION
Graduate: The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., 1987
Research Advisor: Dr. Allen J. Bard
Specialization: Electrochemistry

Undergraduate: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1981
Research Advisor: Dr. Larry R. Faulkner
Specialization: Electrochemistry

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
The University of Texas at Austin
-Robert A. Welch Chair in Materials Chemistry: 2009 - present
-William H. Wade Professor of Chemistry: 2008-2009
-Professor of Chemistry: 2005 – 2008

Texas A&M University
-Professor of Chemistry: 1997 – 2005
-Professor of Chemical Engineering: 2003 – 2005
-Founding Director, Materials Characterization Facility: 2000 - 2005
-Associate Professor of Chemistry: 1993 – 1997

University of New Mexico
-Assistant Professor of Chemistry: 1989 – 1993

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
-Postdoctoral Associate: 1987 – 1989

OTHER NOTEWORTHY PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Chairman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2008 – 2010)
Co-founder, UT-Austin Center for Electrochemistry (2006)
Co-founder, UT-Austin Freshman Research Initiative (2005)
Founder, Gordon Research Seminars for students and postdocs (2005)
Co-founder and member of the board of directors: Eclipse Sciences, Inc. (2003)
Founder, TAMU Materials Characterization Facility (2000)
Sabbatical appointment: ACLARA Biosciences, Mountain View, CA (2000)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Chemical and biological sensors
Integrated microfluidic systems
Nanomaterials
Physical electrochemistry
Catalysis and electrocatalysis

HONORS
Significant Awards
• Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015)
• Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award (2014)
• World Technology Award (Environment Category), Finalist (2013)
• C. N. Reilley Award of the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (2010)
• ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry (2008)
• Carl Wagner Memorial Award of the Electrochemical Society (2003)
• National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1993)
• Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1991)
• Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Starter Grant Award (1990)
• Gilbert H. Ayres Award, The University of Texas at Austin (1984)

Offices Held in Professional Societies
• • Vice Chairman, Sensor Division, Electrochemical Society (2000-2002)
• Secretary/Treasurer, Sensor Division, Electrochemical Society (1998-2000)
• Executive Committee, Sensor Division, Electrochemical Society (1996-1998)
• Board Member, Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (1996-2001)
• Awards Committee Chair, Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (1998 - 2002)

Editorial Activities
• Executive Editor, Langmuir, ACS (January 2015 – present)
• Senior Editor, Langmuir, ACS (January 2004 - 2014)
• Editorial Advisory Board Member, Analytical Chemistry, ACS (2011-2013)
• Editorial Advisory Board Member, Catalysis Science and Technology, RSC (2010 - present)
• Editorial Committee Member, Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry (2006-2012)
• Co-Guest Editor, Langmuir, special issue on Electrochemistry, December, 2006 (with Allen J. Bard)
• News and Features Advisory Panel, Analytical Chemistry, January, 2004 – December, 2006)
• Editorial Board, Langmuir, January, 2000- December, 2003
• Editorial Board, Advanced Functional Materials, January, 2001- December, 2003.
• Editorial Board, Sensor Update, 1998-2008.
• Co-Guest Editor, Acc. Chem. Res., special issue on Chemical Sensors, May, 1998 (with Antonio J. Ricco)
• Co-Guest Editor, J. Phys. Chem., special Festscrift issue honoring Prof. Allen J. Bard, December, 1998 (with Henry S. White)
• Co-Section Editor, Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (with Henry S. White)

Significant Administrative Positions
• Chairman, UT-Austin Department of Chemistry promotion and tenure committee (2013- present)
• Chairman, UT-Austin Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2008 – 2010)
• Founding Director, TAMU Center for Integrated Microchemical Systems (2001-2005)
• Director of Graduate Studies, TAMU Chemistry Department (1996-1999)
Significant Advisory Positions
• Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Bright Ion Source Workshop external participant (2015).
• University of Texas-El Paso NSF PREM external advisory board (2012-present).
• Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry, committee of visitors (2013).
• NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, & Transport Systems (CBET) committee of visitors (2012).
• DOE Council for Chemical and Biochemical Sciences (2011-2015).
• NIH NIBIB Nanotechnology Review Panel (January, 2010).
• Molecular Stamping, SAB (2008 – present).
• University of Illinois Science & Technology Center, External Advisory Board (2006-2011).
• ACS Board-Presidential Task Force on the Multidisciplinarity of Chemistry (2004-2005).