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researcher , chemistry professor

Martin Thorvald Vala, American chemistry professor, researcher. Fellow Merck Foundation, 1970-1971, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Paris, 1973, senior Fulbright fellow, Paris, 1974. Fellow American Institute Chemists; member American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Interam. Photochem. Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Vala, Martin Thorvald was born on March 28, 1938 in Brooklyn. Son of Martin Thorvald and Norun (Nilson) Vala.

Education

Bachelor, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1960; Master of Science, University of Chicago, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1964.

Career

National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow University Copenhagen, 1965-1966. National Science Foundation United States-Japan cooperative science postdoctoral fellow Nagoya (Japan) University, 1966-1967. Assistant professor chemistry University Florida, Gainesville, 1967-1972, associate professor, 1972-1978, professor, since 1978, Florida Blue Key distinguished professor, 2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to physical chemistry journals.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Interam. Photochem. Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Vibeke Wilken-Jensen, June 23, 1966. Children: Lars, Carsten, Steffen.

father:
Martin Thorvald Vala

mother:
Norun (Nilson) Vala

spouse:
Vibeke Wilken-Jensen

children:
Carsten Vala

Lars Vala

Steffen Vala