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chemistry professor

William Ben Walters, American chemistry professor. Recipient Nuclear Chemistry award American Chemical Society, 2001, Research award University Maryland, College Chemical & Life Sciences, 2010, Sigma Xi, 1998, Research award University Maryland College Chemical & Life Sciences, 2010; Guggenheim fellow Oxford University, 1986-1987, Von Humboldt fellow University Mainz, 2001-2002, 06.

Background

Walters, William Ben was born on April 26, 1938 in Highland, Kansas, United States. Son of Ben Guthrie and Dolly Varden (Shaw) Walters.

Education

AS, Highland College, 1957; Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1960; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1964.

Career

Assistant professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1965-1970. Associate professor chemistry University Maryland, College Park, 1970-1977, professor, since 1977, associate chairman department, 1982-1986, information technical council, since 2007. Visiting professor University Louvain, Belgium, 1978.

Chair University Senate, 1999-1900. Member physics advisory committee Grand Accelerateur National d lons Lourds, 2003-2006.

Membership

Fellow University Leuven, Belgium, 2008. Member American Physical Society, European Physical Society, American Chemical Society (chairman division nuclear chemistry 1986), Rotary (board directors College Park 1990-1991, since 2000).

Connections

Married Barbara Lulu Sternaman, August 5, 1962. Children: Katharine, David.

father:
Ben Guthrie Walters

mother:
Dolly Varden (Shaw) Walters

spouse:
Barbara Lulu Sternaman

child:
David Walters

child:
Katharine Walters