Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

 

Dr. Kirk S. Schanze


Professor and Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry

Office: BSE 4.322
Phone: (210) 458-6813
Email: kirk.schanze@utsa.edu

Areas of Research:
• Conjugated polymers
• Luminescence imaging
• Photochemistry and photophysics
• Photoresponsive materials


Education

Ph.D in Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.S. in Chemistry, Florida State University

Professional Experience
  • 2008–present: Editor-in-Chief, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • 1999–2008: Senior Editor, Langmuir
  • 1997–2016: Chairman, Organic Chemistry Division, University of Florida
  • 1997–2016: Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
  • 1992–1997: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
  • 1986–1992: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
  • 1984–1986: Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Department, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1983–1984: Postdoctoral Research Associate with Professor T. J. Meyer, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1979–1983: Research Assistant with Professor D. G. Whitten, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1977–1979: Undergraduate Research Assistant with Professor Jack Saltiel, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University
Honors and Awards
  • 2011: Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • 2011: Visiting Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • 2011: Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship
  • 2011: Visiting Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • 2009: Florida Award, American Chemical Society, Florida Section
  • 2008: Honda-Fujishima Lectureship Award, Japanese Photochemical Association
  • 2008: Visiting Professorship, ENS Cachan, France
  • 2008: Special Creativity Extension Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2007: Visiting Lecturer, Chemical Research Promotion Center, Taiwan
  • 2006–2009: University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship
  • 1993: Teaching Incentive Award, Awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
  • 1984–1986: Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship, Awarded by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1982–1983: Graduate School Fellowship, Awarded by the Graduate School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1980–1981: Dobbins Fellowship, Awarded by the Chemistry Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1979: Faculty Fund Award, Awarded by the Faculty, Florida State University
  • 1979: Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Student Award, Awarded by Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Florida State University