Larry R. Faulkner,
currently Professor of Chemistry, Provost for Academic Affairs of the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected by the Texas Board of
Regents as the 23rd President of the University of Texas at Austin,
and will be taking office by the end of April 1998. Larry Faulkner
was recognized by SEAC for his numerous contributions in the area of electrogenerated
chemiluminescence and the discovery of the magnetic-field effect on triplet-triplet
annihilation in liquid solutions as well as for the development of a “cybernetic”
electrochemical instrument, for elaboration of multimolecular systems with
controlled chemical and structural architecture and for the development
of ultrafast electrochemical methods to study electron transfer kinetics.
Award Address was entitled “As Our Science Opens Its Third Century”. This
perspective offered by one of the most insightful and visionary electroanalytical
chemists was followed by four presentations on a common subject concerned
with various aspects of electroanalysis and electron transfer kinetics.