Dr. Benny Chan, professor and chair of Chemistry at The College of New Jersey, will deliver the 23rd annual S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecture Series in Chemistry on April 12 and 13, 2021. Dr. Chan was recently named a fellow of the American Chemical Society and was recognized as the 2019 Educator of the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. His research interests include synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials with potential applications in nanotechnology, thermoelectrics, batteries, and catalysis
In addition to his chemistry research, Dr. Chan works with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues to conduct research on cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. The topic of this spring’s lecture series will be diversity and inclusion in chemistry and the intersection of the natural and social sciences.