- June 2nd, 2010
Dr. Robert M. Metzger is a professor of Chemistry and Material Science and has been at the University of Alabama since 1986. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1962 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1968. He held a post-doctoral position at Stanford University and was a Chemistry Professor at the University of Mississippi from 1971-1986. His research interests encompass organic metals and superconductors, Langmuir-Blodgett films and unimolecular devices, and magnetic particulate materials. He has published about 160 articles, edited four books and organized three international conferences. He has been a guest professor at the Universities of Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Florence, Heidelberg, Kyoto, Padua, Parma, Rennes, and Vienna. He was the recipient of the 1998 Blackmon-Moody Faculty Award at the University of Alabama. He has presented lectures in 22 foreign countries.