The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Daniel Akins

The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Daniel Akins

Streaming Video - 2016
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Physical chemist and chemistry professor Daniel Akins was born in 1941 in Miami, Florida. Akins earned his B.S. degree in chemistry from Howard University and his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at Florida State University before becoming an assistant professor at the University of South Florida. Between 1977 and 1979, Akins served as a program director of chemical dynamics at the National Science Foundation (NSF). After a brief period as a senior scientist with the Polaroid Corporation, he began his career at The City College of New York as a professor of chemistry in 1981. In 1988, Akins founded and served as director of the CUNY Center for Analysis of Structures and Interfaces (CASI). His research focuses on new nanomaterials for use in molecular photonic devices. Akins received the 2000 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 39 min., 11 sec.)) : sound, color.
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