THOMAS G RICHMOND, Professor portrait
  • Professor, Chemistry

Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society. American Chemical Society. Role: Selection Panel for National ACS Award. National Awards Panel. Scholarly Service. Hours Served: 10 . 10/2020 - 10/2020
  • Salt Lake Section ACS. Secretary. 01/01/2020 - 12/30/2020
  • NSF. Role: Panel Member. Graduate Research Fellowship Panel. 12/02/2019 - 01/24/2020
  • American Chemical Society. Role: Selection Panel for National ACS Award. National Awards Panel. 10/01/2019 - 10/30/2019
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Panel. Role: panelist. Review applications for Chemistry NSF GRFP program. 12/01/2017 - 01/19/2018
  • American Chemical Society. Councilor and ACS local section secretary. 01/01/2017 - 12/30/2017
  • National Science Foundation. Role: GRFP panel member. Graduate Research Fellowship Award Panel Member. 12/01/2015 - 01/31/2016
  • National Science Foundation. Role: GRFP panel member. Graduate Research Fellowship Award Panel Member. 11/2014 - 01/2015
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities. Role: University of Utah Representative. Multi-State Collaborative National Value Rubric Training: Develop and test methods of assessing learning in general education courses. 06/2014 - 12/2014
  • National Science Foundation. Graduate Fellowship Review Panel. 01/01/2012 - 01/20/2012
  • American Chemical Society. Role: Society Governance. Councilor. 01/01/2011 - 12/30/2012
  • JRCNMT. Joint Review Committee on Nuclear Medicine Technology. 04/15/2010 - 04/15/2010
  • EPA. STAR Graduate Fellowship Panel. 03/06/2010 - 03/09/2010
  • American Chemical Society. Salt Lake Section Secretary and Councilor. 01/1996 - present

Internal Service

  • Undergraduate Education Committee. Member, 08/15/2020 - 12/30/2020. University service.
  • Tanner Humanities Center. Member, Tanner Lecture Advisory Board, 01/01/2020 - 12/30/2020. University service.
  • PAC-12 Academic Leadership Coalition Member of the executive committee of a group of academic senate leaders designed to promote interactions relevant to faculty governance across the PAC-12 . Treasurer, 01/01/2020 - 12/30/2020. University service.
  • Undergraduate Education Council. Member (representing College of Science), 01/01/2020 - 12/30/2020. Department service.
  • Honors Faculty Advisor. Honors Faculty Advisor, 01/01/2020 - 12/30/2020. Department service.
  • Past President - Academic Senate. 06/01/2019 - 05/31/2020. University service.
  • Tanner Lecture Advisory Committee. Member, 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2018. University service. Hours Served: 4 . Tanner Lecture Advisory Committee. Member, 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019. University service.
  • Academic Senate President. President of the Academic Senate, 05/01/2018 - 05/01/2019. University service.
  • Search Committee for Senior VP of Health Science. Committee Member, 10/01/2017 - 04/30/2018. University service.
  • College of Science Access Instructor. Instructor & Selection Committee, 07/24/2017 - 02/28/2018. College service.
  • Academic Senate President-elect. Academic Senate President-elect, 06/01/2017 - 06/01/2018. University service.
  • Crocker Curriculum Committee. Chemistry member, 06/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. College service.
  • Undergraduate Education Committee. 01/01/2017 - 12/30/2018. Department service.
  • Development Committee. Member, 01/01/2017 - 09/01/2018. Department service.
  • General Education Curriculum Council. Co-Chair, 01/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. University service.
  • Tanner Lecture Advisory Committee. Member, 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2018. University service.
  • ACS Student Affiliates Group. Advisor, 01/01/2017 - 12/30/2017. Department service.
  • Academic Senate. Executive Committee, 06/2016 - 12/2016. University service.
  • Academic Senate - Elected Member. College of Science Representative, 01/2016 - 12/2106. University service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Member, 01/2016 - 12/2106. University service.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee. Co-Chair, 01/2016 - 12/2016. University service.
  • American Chemical Society Student Group that promotes chemistry to K-12 students through demonstrations and outreach efforts. Co-Advisor, 01/2016 - 12/2016. Department service.
  • Tanner Lecture Board. Member, 01/2016 - 12/2016. University service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall Endorsement Committee. Member, 01/2016 - 12/2016. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 01/2016 - 01/2016. College service.
  • Academic Senate. Elected Member, 09/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. University service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Elected Member, 08/24/2015 - 12/31/2015. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 08/24/2015 - 12/31/2015. College service.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee. Co-Chair, 08/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. University service.
  • Undergraduate Education Committee. Member, 07/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. Department service.
  • Co-Advisor of the American Chemical Society Student Group that promotes chemistry to K-12 students through demonstrations and outreach efforts. Co-advisor, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016. Department service.
  • Tanner Humanities Center - Tanner Lecture Committee. Member, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016. University service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall/Churchill Scholarship Endorsement Committee. Member, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. University service.
  • Co-Advisor of the American Chemical Society Student Group that promotes chemistry to K-12 students through demonstrations and outreach efforts. Co-Advisor, 01/2014 - 12/2014. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Member, 08/2008 - present. University service.
  • Quantitative Intensive Committee. Chair, 01/2005 - present. University service.
  • College of Science Master of Science Degree for Teachers Program. Chair and Member, 01/2000 - present. College service.
  • College of Science Convocation Committee. Chair, 01/2000 - present. College service.
  • College of Science ACCESS Program. Instructor , 01/1999 - present. College service.
  • Undergraduate Education Committee. Chair, 01/1998 - 06/2011. Department service.

Outreach

  • Faraday Chemistry Lectures: Public Chemistry Outreach lectures to approximately 1000 audience members. 12/01/2019 - 12/16/2018. Hours Served: 50 . 12/02/2019 - 02/14/2020
  • Faraday Chemistry Lectures: Public Chemistry Outreach lectures to approximately 1000 audience members. 12/01/2018 - 12/16/2018
  • New Student Welcome Talk - Chemistry & Catalysis - to approximately 2000 first year students and family members. 08/18/2018 - 08/18/2018
  • Faraday Christmas Lectures: Public Presentation of Chemistry Demonstrations to 700+ community members. 12/2014 - 01/2015
  • Public outreach lectures/demonstrations to the Adelante Program and other visiting student groups . 01/2010 - 12/2011
  • Chemistry Demonstrations Lectures - Approximately 10 in the academic year. 01/2010 - 12/2010

Honors & Awards

  • Professor Recognition for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. Mortar Board Senior Honors Society/Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, 12/01/2015
  • Special Service to Honors Award. Honors College, 04/26/2012
  • W. W. Epstein Outstanding Educator Award. University of Utah Chemistry Department, 05/2011
  • Philip and Miriam Perlman Award for Excellence in Student Counseling, 2005. University of Utah Alumni Association, 05/2005
  • John R. Park Teaching Fellowship (University of Utah), 2002. University of Utah Teaching Committee, 05/2002
  • Robert W. Parry Teaching Award in Chemistry (Endowed by the Brady Foundation), 2001. Department of Chemistry, 04/2001
  • ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, 1998. American Chemical Society, 04/1998
  • University of Utah Presidential Teaching Scholar Award, 1997. University of Utah, 06/1997
  • ASUU Student's Choice Award for Teaching (10 awarded campus wide), 1994-1995. ASUU, 05/1995
  • ASUU Student's Choice Award for Teaching (10 awarded campus wide), 1992-1993. ASUU, 06/1993
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1991-1995. Sloan Foundation, 01/1991
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator, 1989-1994. National Science Foundation, 01/1989
  • Undergraduate SAC Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 1988. Department of Chemistry, 06/1988
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Distinguished New Faculty Grantee, 1985. Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, 08/1985
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship, 1980-1983. National Science Foundation, 01/1980
  • Departmental Honors and magna cum laude, Brown University, 1979. Brown University, 06/1979

In the Media

  • https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/chemistry-in-pictures/. 06/02/2021. https://cen.acs.org/education/undergraduate-educat...
  • Chemistry in Pictures - eggsample. 05/03/2021. https://cen.acs.org/education/undergraduate-educat...
  • Faraday Chemistry Lectures - Broadcast 6 hours on KUEN Channel 9 December 2020. 12/2020.
  • Faraday Chemistry Lectures - Broadcast 6 hours on KUEN Channel 9 Professors - I am NASA’s lead scientist, running the third of the agency focused on science (https://science.nasa.gov/about-us/leadership/Thomas-Zurbuchen ) and currently on vacation in Park City. We were watching some TV here and happened to come across your Faraday lecture. It was truly fabulous and you make a very effective and motivating team! I particular loved looking at the faces of the children in your audience. I consider this work very important and I truly hope that your university rewards you for this work and promotes this to reach even more people! In any case, thanks for your effort to talk about science and encourage their interest in it. With that, Merry Christmas and only the best to 2020. (If you want some NASA Science calendars, pls let me know!) Sincerely, Thomas @Dr_ThomasZ . 12/02/2019.