Robert Flowers is the Danser Distinguished Faculty Chair and Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs at Lehigh University. He received his B.S. in chemistry from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Lehigh University in 1991. He carried out postdoctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University with Professor Ned Arnett. Bob moved to his first independent position as an assistant Professor at the University of Toledo. In 2001, he moved to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Texas Tech University. In early 2004, he moved to the Department of Chemistry at Lehigh University. Bob’s research group is interested in the mechanistic analysis and development of electron transfer reagents in organic synthesis, applications of proton coupled electron transfer in organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry, and applications of back-scattering interferometry in molecular recognition. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers, a book, and five book chapters. He has given over 100 invited US and international lectures at Universities and professional meetings.
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