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Frank V. Bright, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, SUNY Distinguished Professor, UB Distinguished Professor, A Conger Goodyear Chair

Specialty/Research Focus

Sensors, Arraysm and Detectors; Tailored Materials; Environmentally friendly chemistries; Chemical analysis of things as they are; Instrumentation

  1. 3M, Inc. Non-tenured Faculty Award (1988-91)
  2. UB, SUNY Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Award for Excellence in Teaching (1998)
  3. Eastern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Buck-Whitney Medal (1999)
  4. SUNY Chancellors' Award for Excellence in Teaching (2000)
  5. SUNY Outstanding Inventors Award (2002)
  6. New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal (2003)
  7. American Chemical Society Akron Section Award (2003)
  8. Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association, Technical Societies Council of the Niagara Frontier, "2003 Inventor of the Year, Life Sciences" (2004)
  9. A. Benedetti-Pichler Award in Microchemistry from the American Microchemical Society (Nov. 2005)
  10. Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, WNY Section, ACS (2006)
  11. "Most Promising Technology" Smart Start Venture Forum, UNYTECH, Universities of Upstate New York Venture Forum (2007)
  12. Entrepreneurial Spirit Award (2008)
  13. Visionary Innovator (2x) ( 2008)
  14. Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association, Technical Societies Council of the Niagara Frontier, “2007 Inventor of the Year, Physical Sciences” (2008)
  15. SUNY Distinguished Professor (2008)