Distinguished Chemistry Professor Dennis Lindle Passes Away

Oct. 6, 2014

UNLV and the College of Sciences are saddened to announce the passing of Distinguished Chemistry Professor Dennis Lindle, who passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Berkeley, Calif.

Lindle was named Distinguished Professor in 2013, which is the highest honor the university bestows upon a faculty member and is given only when a special committee deems a professor worthy. He also earned the College of Sciences Distinguished Researcher Award in 1997. He was profiled last year when named Distinguished Professor.

Lindle came to UNLV in 1991, and twice served as chair of the chemistry department. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983. His research interests were in the area of X-ray spectroscopy and the fundamental properties of matter.  

As a graduate student, Lindle helped write some of the justifications for a new synchrotron-radiation user facility, dubbed the Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The facility celebrated its 20th year of operation in 2013.

Read about Lindle’s research interests, his work at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and his passion for live theater.

Memorial service details are unknown at this time.