Takeuchi Named Recipient of Chemical Manufacturers Association Award

Release Date: June 19, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Kenneth J. Takeuchi, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has been selected as a national recipient of the Chemical Manufacturers Association's 1997 Responsible Care Catalyst Award.

The award honors individuals who, through their excellent teaching ability both in and out of the classroom, inspire students to choose careers in chemistry and science-related fields.

A member of the UB faculty since 1983, Takeuchi has received a number of teaching awards, including the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the UB Student Association Award for Excellence in Teaching and the UB Student Association Milton Plesur Teaching Award. He also is the recipient of the UB Friend of EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) Award.

Takeuchi has served as a mentor to a number of student programs, including the Minority High School Student Research Apprenticeship Program, the New York State Summer Institute for Science and Mathematics, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program and the University Honors Program.

His research interests focus primarily on coordination chemistry and transition metal redox chemistry, work that makes possible the synthesis of new complexes and the study of new chemical reactions, including redox-based catalysis.

Takeuchi holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate in chemistry from The Ohio State University.

He is a resident of East Amherst.

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