University of South Carolina

Hanno Zur Loye tapped for interim research post in Arts and Sciences

Dr. Hans-Conrad (Hanno) zur Loye has been appointed associate dean for research in USC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Zur Loye, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, earned his doctorate from the University of California Berkeley in 1988 and was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University before starting as an assistant professor in MIT’s chemistry Department in 1989.

In 1996, he joined USC. His research interests focus on inorganic materials chemistry, in particular the synthesis of inorganic/organic coordination polymers, the crystal growth of new oxide materials and, more recently, the preparation of polymer nano composites. He has published almost 300 papers, and his research group is funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“I am delighted that a scientist and mentor of Hanno's caliber is willing to serve as the dean for research and graduate education,” Dr. Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said. “I am confident that he will not only grow our $50 million dollar research portfolio, but also facilitate the scholarship and creative activities of all our faculty.”

Zur Loye is the David W. Robinson Palmetto Professor at USC and is a recipient of the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation Award for Research in Science, Mathematics and Engineering. In 2009 he received the Henry J. Albert Award from the International Precious Metals Institute for his research on precious metal containing oxides. He was chosen by the South Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) as the “Outstanding Chemist in 2010"and was elected an ACS fellow this year. He also is a fellow of the AAAS.

He is an associate editor for the Journal of Solid State Chemistry, an editor for the Journal of Alloys and Compounds, and the editor for the Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science. He is a member and past president of the South Carolina Academy of Science, which promotes science education in South Carolina.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 08/10/11 @ 10:00 PM | Updated: 08/21/11 @ 2:17 PM | Permalink