C. Carraher

C. Carraher

Charles E. Carraher, Jr. is Professor of Chemistry at Florida Atlantic University and Associate Director of the statewide Florida Centre for Environmental Studies and Director of the environmental Chemistry Secretariat. He previously was Dean of the College of Science at FAU, Chair of the Science Division at the University of South Dakota, and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Wright State University. He has been given many awards and recognitions including being named a Fellow in the American Institute of Chemists, recieved the Outstanding Scientists and Engineering Award from the Engineers and Scientist Affiliate Societies Council in 1984, was named as the outstanding Chemist in southeast USA by the American Chemical Society in 1992 and given a Distinguished Service Award for his work in science education in 1994 and the Saltarilli Sigma Xi Award for research in 1992. He has worked as a science adviser for Sen. McGovern, served as a reader for the national science 2000 committee, served on a national testing committee, serves on the Govenor's task-force committee for the Sustainability of South Florida, and headed up one of the national test committees. He is author or coauthor of some 40 books, and over 700 articles in a number of broad areas.

His research has led to the synthesis of over 70 new families of polymers as well as new methods for their characterization and synthesis. He has chaired numerous national and international committees. He is a founder and cochair of PolyEd which works with K-Post-graduate education through a number of groups. PolyEd has worked to develop the science education page of USA Today; recognise outstanding high school teachers of science on a national basis; publish PEN a science newsletter that goes to all the Universities and Colleges in the USA and Canada; and works with industry in developing short courses and other educational aids. He is also one of the founders of IPEC which is an inter-societal organisatio

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA