Allen J Bard
Allen J. Bard (born 18 December 1933) received his early education in the public schools of New York City and attended The City College of New York (B.Sc., summa cum laude, 1955). He did his graduate work at Harvard University with J. J. Lingane (M.A., 1956; Ph.D., 1958) in electroanalytical chemistry. In 1958, he joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin where he currently holds the Norman Hackerman/Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry. Professor Bard has been the recipient of numerous honors including: election to the National Academy of Sciences (1982), the ACS Fisher Award in Analytical Chemistry (1984), the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry Charles N. Reilley Award (1984), the Electrochemical Society Olin-Palladium Medal (1987), the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Analytical Chemistry (1990), election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1990), the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (1998), the Pauling Award (1998) and election to the American Philosophical Society (1999). His research interests have been in the application of electrochemical methods to the study of chemical problems and include investigations in electro-organic chemistry, photoelectrochemistry, electrogenerated chemiluminescence, and electroanalytical chemistry. He has published three books (Electrochemical Methods, with L. Faulkner, Integrated Chemical Systems, and Chemical Equilibrium) and more than 700 papers and chapters while editing the series Electroanalytical Chemistry (21 volumes) and the Encyclopedia of the Electrochemistry of the Elements (16 volumes) and co-editing the monograph, Standard Potentials in Aqueous Solution. He served as President of IUPAC from 1991-1993 and as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Chemical Society for almost two decades, from 1982-2001.