Professor David A. Blank

Principal Investigator

blank@umn.edu
Department Head office phone: (612) 624-1880
David's office phone: (612) 624-0571
lab phone: (612) 625-6461
office: 139A Smith Hall 

Mailing address:
University of Minnesota
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minniapolis, MN 55455

Professional Experience

2017 - current Department Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
2014 - current Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
2001 - current Member of the Graduate Faculty in Chemical Physics, University of Minnesota
2010 - 2017 Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
2006 - 2017 Founding Director of the Univ of Minnesota's "Energy and U" STEM outreach program
2006 - 2014 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
2000 - 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

Education

Postdoc (1997 - 2000) University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry.
Under the direction of Professor Graham R. Fleming

Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry.
Dissertation title: Molecular beam studies of unimolecular and bimolecular chemical reaction dynamics using VUV synchrotron radiation as a product probe.
Graduate research adviser: Professor Yuan T. Lee

B.S. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Honors and Awards

2016 - 2021 3M - Alumni Distiguished Endowed Professorship
2016 University of Minnesota President’s Award for Outstanding Service
2016 George W. Taylor Distinguished Service Award
2010 Horace T. Morse Award for Undergraduate Education
2008 Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award
2006, 2007 Institute of Technology Student Board Professor of the Year (Chemistry)
2003 - 2008 David And Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
2002 - 2004 3M Company Nontenured Faculty Award
2000 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award

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