Title: Chemist, Educator
Location: Arlington, Texas, United States
Daniel W. Armstrong, PhD, MS, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry and education.
At the beginning of his career, Dr. Armstrong entered his profession because of his two strong interests in research and teaching. His drive to do well has been a proponent of his success within his industry. To prepare for his career, Dr. Armstrong attended the Washington and Lee University, where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in 1972. From there, he studied at the Texas Agricultural & Mechanical University in College Station, TX, and earned a Master of Science in chemical oceanography in 1974 and a PhD in chemistry in 1977. Early on, Dr. Armstrong came to prominence through his emerging leadership in the scientific field blended with a dynamic professionalism and integrity demonstrated through his work. His early roles in the field included professor for Bowdoin College, professor for Georgetown University, professor for the Texas Technical University and head of the department of analytical chemistry for the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In 2000, Dr. Armstrong took on the role of Caldwell Professor of Chemistry at Iowa State University, followed by a position as a P.W. West lecturer at the Louisiana State University. Today, he excels as a Robert A. Welch professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington and president of AZYP, LLC.
Considered an expert by industry professionals, Dr. Armstrong has been nationally recognized in his field with several awards including a Dow Chemical WesTEC Award for Distinguished Leadership in Science and Technology. He also was honored by the National Institutes of Health on more than a dozen occasions. Dr. Armstrong was named to the Analytical Scientists’ Power List Top 10 and he was elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Further, he was the recipient of a Wilfred T. Doherty Research and Service Award from the DFW section of the American Chemical Society. To share his insights with his industry, he has written and hosted a weekly radio show on National Public Radio since 1993 entitled “We’re Science.” He is also the former host of the University Forum Radio Show. He has written articles to professional journals and authored more than 700 research publications. Lastly, Dr. Armstrong holds patents in the field for his impactful work and discoveries.
Dr. Armstrong’s area of expertise is in separating impurities. He remains at the top of his field through his memberships with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Sigma Xi, and Phi Lambda Upsilon. Looking ahead, he intends to continue in his current projects while seeking new opportunities to excel.
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