Allen Bard

Hackerman-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station A5300
Austin, TX 78712-0165

Phone: 512-471-3761


Dr. Bard is the Hackerman-Welch Regents Chair in chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), a title he has held since 1985. He joined the UT faculty in 1958 and has worked as a mentor and collaborator with 80 Ph.D. students, 17 M.S. students, 150 postdoctoral associates, and numerous visiting scientists. He has published over 800 peer-reviewed research papers and 75 book chapters and other publications and has received over 23 patents. He has authored or co-authored three books, Chemical Equilibrium, Electrochemical Methods – Fundamentals and Applications, and Integrated Chemical Systems: A Chemical Approach to Nanotechnology, and served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Chemical Society from 1982 to 2001. His many awards include the ACS Priestly Medal (2002), the Welch Ffoundation Award in Chemistry (2004), the Wolf Foundation Prize (2008), and being named the SURA 2009 Distinguished Scientist. He has also served as a Robert Burns Woodward visiting professor at Harvard University, a Baker lecturer at Cornell University, a Sherman Mills Fairchild Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, and spent a sabbatical at a research laboratory in Paris. Dr. Bard’s research interests include investigations in scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrogenerated chemiluminescence and photoelectrochemistry. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.