Solving world problems with pyrrole: 65th birthday tribute to Prof. Jonathan L. Sessler

Calvin V. Chau, Sajal Sen, Adam C. Sedgwick, Philip A. Gale, G. Dan Pantos, Sung Kuk Kim, Jung Su Park, Elisa Tomat, Jonathan F. Arambula, Anne E.V. Gorden, Hiroyuki Furuta

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To celebrate Prof. Jonathan Sessler's 65th birthday, this Backstory on his life and career follows his path to success. We begin with his early days as an independent researcher and then show how his Texas-sized chemistry has molded over the years with the help of the “Crown and Anchor approach.” We hope this article will inspire readers to pursue their own academic endeavors and remember Jonathan's guiding motto: “people first, science second, money third.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-598
Number of pages12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 10 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Materials Chemistry

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