Texas Tech Chemistry Professor Honored in the Journal of Physical Chemistry
March 15, 2006
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DATE: March 14, 2006
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LUBBOCK – A Texas Tech chemistry professor recently was honored by The Journal of
Physical Chemistry by having an issue dedicated to his lifetime of scientific work.
William “Bill” Hase, the Robert A. Welch professor in the Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry, was featured in the Feb. 2 issue in honor of his 60th birthday.
“It is really special and humbling,” Hase said of having an issue of the journal dedicated
to him. “It is an honor. This whole special issue has made me look back on my research
with all kinds of perspectives.”
Hase has spent the past 35 years of his career simulating chemical reactions on the
computer. By doing this, he and others can determine the motions of atoms in molecules
as they react and understand why reactions occur and form specific products at the
Currently, Hase is studying the chemical reaction that takes place when oxygen erodes
the surface of spacecraft that are in low orbit around the earth.
George Schatz, editor-in-chief for the journal, said Hase’s dedication to his career
made him a natural choice for the journal profile.
“The Journal of Physical Chemistry does six to eight special issues like this each
year,” Schatz said. “Bill has had a distinguished career, so his selection for this
honor is a very appropriate thing to do. Bill has contributed to the field of physical
chemistry in many different ways, and he has collaborated with a wide range of scientists
to produce theories of molecular processes, which are of fundamental importance and
are extensively used.”
CONTACT: William “Bill” Hase, Robert A. Welch Professor in the Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry, (806) 742-3152, email@example.com.