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UWF and IHMC to host Dr. Richard McCullough for William D. Smart lecture series

The University of West Florida Department of Chemistry and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition will host Dr. Richard D. McCullough for two lectures Feb. 8-9 as part of the William D. Smart Seminar Series in Chemistry.

The first lecture, “A Look at Future Technologies That Will Change Your Life: Bendable Televisions and Cell Phones, Windows That Are Lights and Energy Sources, and Printed Electronics on Demand” will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the IHMC, 40 S. Alcaniz St., in downtown Pensacola.

McCullough will present “The Printed Electronics Revolution: Conducting Polymers, Transistor Paints, and Printed Metals” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Building 58A, Room 105 of the UWF Pensacola campus. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

McCullough is a professor of materials science and engineering and the Portrait Vice Provost McCulloughvice provost for research at Harvard University. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including his election to fellow status by the National Academy of Inventors. According to the NAI, election to fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. McCullough is a member of numerous professional societies and boards.

McCullough received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas. He received both his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. McCullough completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

The William D. Smart Seminar Series in Chemistry was established in 2005 by William and Mary Smart. This endowment enables the UWF Department of Chemistry to bring distinguished chemical scientists to campus to present and discuss cutting-edge scientific research as well as issues of interest to an educated public.

For more information about the William D. Smart Seminar Series in Chemistry, contact Dr. Tanay Kesharwani at 850.474.2743 or

For more information about the UWF Department of Chemistry, visit