Moore Named New Vice President for Research
President Bienen and I are greatly pleased to announce the appointment of C. Bradley Moore as Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemistry, effective May 1, 2003.
Moore brings to this important administrative post at Northwestern an extraordinary record of accomplishment as both a scientist and an academic administrator. We are confident that, under his direction, the research enterprise will build further on its already-considerable strength, while the Vice President's Office works to enhance the important services it provides to the research community.
An internationally recognized physical chemist, Moore currently serves as Vice President for Research at The Ohio State University and President of The Ohio State University Research Foundation. He also holds appointments at Ohio State as Professor of Chemistry and Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
From 1963 until 2000, he was a member of the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Chemistry Department and as Dean of the College of Chemistry. From 1974 - 2000 he was a Faculty Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and served as Director of its Chemical Sciences Division from 1998-2000.
Moore was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1986 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Over the years his work has been recognized by more than a dozen fellowships and awards.
Moore was identified by a search committee chaired by Professor Frederick D. Lewis. President Bienen and I are grateful to the search committee for its energetic work in identifying and helping recruit to Northwestern this extraordinary new colleague.
We are also grateful to Peter Dallos, who has served so ably since January as Acting Vice President for Research.
Moore's work in physical chemistry has focused on molecular energy transfer, chemical reaction dynamics, photochemistry and spectroscopy. His research group uses lasers to produce and detect molecules in specific energy states. In this way benchmarks are established for the mechanisms of molecular processes and predictive understandings developed. Applications of this work are found in combustion and atmospheric chemistry, in chemical and molecular lasers, and in isotope separation. His group is currently focusing on bond breaking dynamics in free radicals.
Fifty students have earned a Ph.D. in Moore's lab and another seventy postdoctoral fellows and undergraduates have worked with him, publishing some 250 research papers. Moore has taught courses ranging from freshman chemistry to graduate quantum mechanics. He was the founding chair of the Committee for Undergraduate Science Education of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council and has helped guide undergraduate chemistry curriculum development.
Moore received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
We greatly look forward to welcoming Moore to the Northwestern community this spring.
Lawrence B. Dumas