Title: Professor Emeritus, Researcher
Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Thomas F. Williams, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Researcher at University of Tennessee, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Chemistry.
Dr. Williams now holds the title of professor emeritus, after teaching as an Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of the University of Tennessee since 1974. He was a consultant editor and a member of the editorial board of Radiation Research for many years, and was funded by grants from 1962 to 1999 by the Atomic Energy Commission, the Energy Research and Development Administration, and the Department of Energy. Today, Dr. Williams is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
Born in Colwyn Bay in Wales, Dr. Williams earned a PhD from the University of London in 1960, and was a science officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, serving as principal science officer in 1961. He joined the Illinois Institute of Technology as a research scientist that year, and became an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee. Over the years, he has been a leader in science, notably as a Guggenheim Fellow of the Swedish Research Council Laboratory from 1972 to 1973, a visiting scientist of the National Science Foundation to Kyoto University in the ‘60s, as well as a chemistry division review committee member of the Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy in 1988, 1991, and 1995.
Dr. Williams has been a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and is a former president of the University of Tennessee chapter of Sigma Xi. He served as an executive committee member of the American Chemical Society from 1986 to 1988, and was program chairman of a section of the American Chemical Society from 1968 to 1969. Though he resides in Knoxville, Dr. Williams remains a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as the Radiation Research Society and Phi Beta Kappa.
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