• December 1, 2020
 UTEP Professor admitted as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Luis Echegoyen, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso was recently inducted as a 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Photo: UTEP Communications

UTEP Professor admitted as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Luis Echegoyen, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso, was recently inducted as a 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

For 178 years, the RSC has been dedicated to the advancement of chemical sciences by networking scientists and academics, creating partnerships, and strategically documenting and funding research that contributes to the development of society.

To be considered for fellowship, the applicant must have evidence of five years of experience in a senior position or have made a significant contribution to the chemical sciences.

“I want to thank all of my students and postdoctoral associates over the years who performed the research work that is being recognized by this appointment as Fellow of the RSC,” Echegoyen said.

Echegoyen has been a prominent figure in the College of Science at UTEP. His research has focused on carbon-based materials, nanoscience, fullerenes, and endohedral fullerene derivatives for organic photovoltaic (solar cell) applications.

The 2019 American Chemical Society President is the Welch Chair Professor of Chemistry at UTEP and was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry from 2010 to 2018.

Echegoyen has won various awards and held positions of distinction including director of the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation (NSF), chair of the Department of Chemistry at Clemson University and member of the board of IMDEA-Nanoscience Center in Madrid.

He has published more than 420 research articles, 47 book chapters, more than 470 scientific invited lectures and presentations,

“It is always an honor and satisfaction to be recognized for your work, especially by a distinguished society such as the Royal Society of Chemistry,” Echegoyen said.

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