Shantz appointed Nesbitt Professor

Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering G. Kemble Bennett has appointed Dr. Daniel Shantz holder of the Ray Nesbitt Development Professorship III in Chemical Engineering.Dr. Daniel ShantzShantz is an associate professor and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University.Shantz, who completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in 1995, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Delaware in 2000 and joined Texas A&M the following year.At Texas A&M, the Shantz lab is involved in materials development, with particular emphasis in the field of energy. The laboratory couples controlled synthetic chemistry with robust analytical characterization and material testing to enable rational material design. Areas of investigation include nanoporous material growth in solution; nanocomposite membranes for separations; and investigating the reactivity of well-defined organic layers on porous oxide substrates.Shantz has published more than 50 papers, serves as a reviewer for more than 15 journals and participates in many professional societies, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society, where he served as the local section chair in 2007.He was named a Ruth and William Neely ’52/Dow Chemical Fellow in 2006, a Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Research Fellow in 2001, an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient in 2000 and a GAANN Fellowship Recipient in 1996.