Schmidt Research Professor of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Chemical Sciences
The Optoelectronic Nose: An Adventure in Molecular Recognition
Kenneth S. Suslick is the Marvin T. Schmidt Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Suslick received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1974 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1978, and came to the University of Illinois immediately thereafter. He is the recipient of the Centenary Prize and the Sir George Stokes Medal of the RSC, the MRS Medal, the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, the ACS Senior Cope Scholar Award, the Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists, the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal from the Acoust. Soc. Amer., a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NIH Research Career Development Award, a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, and the Silver Medal of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; for 2018-2019, he was the George Eastman Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Balliol College. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACS, RSC, MRS, APS, and the Acoust. Soc. Amer and an elected Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors. He has published more than 400 papers, edited four books, and holds more than 50 patents and patents pending; his h-index is 116 and his publications have been cited more than 50,000 times.