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Dr. McEwen Named First Houghton Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Written By:  Brian Kirschner
Contact:  Brian Kirschner
Contact Email:  b.kirschner@usp.edu
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Internationally recognized chemist Dr. Charles N. McEwen has joined University of the Sciences in Philadelphia as the first R. Everett Houghton Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry it was announced recently by Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Dr. Edward R. Birnbaum. The Houghton Chair, an endowed professorship, is designed to support a research-active industrial scientist wishing to transition to academia.
 
Dr. McEwen received his BS degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, an MS degree in chemistry from Atlanta University, and his PhD degree in physical organic chemistry from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Following his PhD, he joined DuPont laboratories, rising to the level of Research Fellow.
 
A recognized expert in mass spectrometry, Dr. McEwen serves on the board of directors for the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, as well as on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. He has received the "Spectroscopist of the Year" award from the Delaware Valley Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and the American Chemical Society Delaware Section Award.
 
The Houghton Professorship was made possible by a generous bequest to the University by alumnus R. Everett Houghton, who earned his BS in chemistry in 1933 and MS in chemistry in 1934.
 
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