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In Memoriam – Gregory Choppin

Greg Choppin, 87, passed away October 21, 2015, surrounded by his family.  Born November 7, 1927 in Eagle Lake, Texas.  Greg’s undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago were interrupted by service in the Army during the post-WW2 occupation of Japan.  Greg returned to study chemistry at the University of Texas, earning a Ph.D.  before completing a post-doc and working as a research scientist at the University of California Berkeley with Dr. Glenn Seaborg.  After his work at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Greg became a faculty member at Florida State University, where he fostered the careers of students through his teaching and research.  Greg had received many awards recognizing his exemplary teaching and research contributions, and FSU had previously created a named chair in chemistry in his honor.  For more, please see the obituary published in the Tallahassee Democrat.

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