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Theodore Goodson III

Class of 2021-2022

Theodore Goodson III

Richard Barry Bernstein Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

Theodore Goodson’s research centers on the investigation of nonlinear optical and energy transfer in organic multi-chromophore systems for particular optical and electronic applications. His research has been translated into technology in the areas of two-photon organic materials for eye and sensor protection, large dielectric and energy storage effects in organic macromolecular materials, and the detection of energetic (explosive) devices by nonlinear optical methods. Goodson is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He received the Percy L. Julian Award and the Lloyd Ferguson Young Scientist Award, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award.

Goodson will collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Science.


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