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Alumni Hall of Fame
Allen Bard ‘51

The father of electrochemistry, Dr. Allen J. Bard has deepened our understanding of electron-transfer reactions. Dr. Bard developed the scanning electrochemical microscope, co-discovered electrochemiluminescence and contributed to our understanding photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor electrodes. Under his leadership, electrochemistry has been used to create light and used in a variety of biological and medical uses such as DNA analysis.

Dr. Bard is a distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bard has been widely recognized for his contributions to the field. He has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the Enrico Fermi Award and been inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bard has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from City College; a master’s degree and a doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University.

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