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About Eric L. Chronister
Dr. Eric Chronister received his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Illinois. He conducted postdoctoral work at UCLA, where he received his undergraduate degrees in chemistry and general physics. Chronister was at the University of California, Riverside for 30 years, where he served nine years as chair of the chemistry department.
In addition to serving nine years as undergraduate advisor in his department, Chronister developed research and tech-intensive courses and participated in research internship programs for underrepresented students. In 1997, he was awarded the UC Riverside Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research for his mentorship.
A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chronister’s research spans chemistry, physics, and materials science with a focus on how materials behave at the molecular level under extreme conditions.