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Dr. John Ferraris Recognized for 30 Years of Service to UTD

Recognition took place at the 19th Annual Employee Service Awards

Dr. John P. Ferraris, interim dean for the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was recognized for his 30th anniversary of service to UTD at the 19th Annual Service Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Dr. Ferraris came to UTD in 1975 after a two-year appointment as a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Washington, D.C. He has been chemistry department head since 1995, and has served as interim dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics since 2003.

In 2001, Dr. Ferraris was the recipient of the prestigious W. T. Doherty Award given by the D/FW chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Ferraris also maintains an active research group and has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over $6 million in extramural contracts and grants from federal, state, and private sources since 1992. Research in the Ferraris Group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization, and application of novel electroactive organic materials including electrochemical capacitors, light-emitting polymers and organics, nanostructured hybrid membranes for high temperature fuel cells, and electrochromic polymers.

Dr. Ferraris has over 150 publications and 10 U.S. patents and applications.

The Employee Service Awards Program was established for the purpose of recognizing length of service to the institution and to provide awards to express employer appreciation for employee service to UTD. The awards ceremony is held annually to recognize 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service for faculty and staff.

  • Updated: February 10, 2014