allen j. bard

June 5, 2009 at 8:21 am | | science community

bardI have been hosting the famous electrochemist Al Bard for a colloquium at our department. This is the first time I’ve met him, and it’s been a real pleasure. He is a super nice guy and really down-to-earth. I ran him around campus all day meeting with student groups, and he never complained. And at dinner with students, he was very entertaining and had great perspective on the science world, especially publishing (he was the Editor-in-Chief of JACS for years, afterall). Truly one of the nicest famous chemists I’ve ever met.

His talk was excellent: he explained his system and technique very clearly, and the results were interesting. Perfect combination! If you ever get a chance to meet Bard or go to one of his talks, I highly recommend it.


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  1. It is always refreshing when these pillars of the scientific community turn out to be friendly and approachable. It is especially nice when they treat your students respectfully and are interested in educating them if even for an hour.

    If Bard were a professional athlete, everyone would know his name and he would no doubt be much less approachable.

    Comment by Chemgeek — June 5, 2009 #

  2. That’s sweet. I’m jealous. What did he talk about?

    Comment by PI — June 8, 2009 #

  3. he talked about scanning electrochem to find good catalysts.

    Comment by sam — June 8, 2009 #

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