Chemistry professor named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Tara Dover

Chemical physics professor Torsten Hegmann is the latest Kent State Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

According to a press release, his acceptance into the organization is based on his works in the field of chemistry, specifically focused on nano materials and how they interact with their environment.

Hegmann’s research deals with watching interactions of nano materials in different environments, which vary from liquid crystal phases to hazardous chemicals. His work can be used to combat neurodegenerative diseases and even detect gases that could be harmful to firefighters, military and any other profession that deals with high stress situations.

Hegmann has also been awarded several other awards, including the 2016 Merck Displaying Future Award, the Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Award and the Ichikizaki Award.

The Royal Society of Chemistry, an organization aimed at promoting collaboration and innovation among scientists, was founded in 1841 and is the largest organization in Europe for chemical sciences. 

Tara Dover is the science reporter for The Kent Stater, contact her at [email protected]