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Juniata Chemistry Professor Receives $55,000 Grant

(Posted January 8, 2007)

David Reingold, professor of chemistry

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- David Reingold, H. George Foster Chair in Chemistry at Juniata College, received a $55,000 grant from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society for a year-long research program.
Reingold received the grant for a project titled "Ordered Arrays of Polyphenols by Tandem Reactions," which, explained simply, means the research will focus on making new materials that might have electronic properties useful in scientific applications.
The grant, which will be used over a three-year period, will provide a stipend for two summer student research assistants for each of the three years stipulated in the grant.
Reingold joined the Juniata faculty in 1988. He was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and to full professor in 1992. He was named the Foster Ã?hair in Chemistry in 2005. He received Juniata\'s Beachley Award for Distinguished Academic Service in 2001 and was awarded the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching from the college in 1992.
He earned a bachelor\'s degree from Dartmouth College in 1971 and went on to earn a doctoral degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon in 1976. He worked as an assistant professor at Haverford College from 1978 to 1979 and at Middlebury College from 1979 to 1986.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.