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  • May 5 Tower Honors Chemistry Professor Willson

    Published: May 5, 2014

    The University of Texas Tower will be lit May 5, accompanying a President’s Reception to honor C. Grant Willson. Willson is a professor of chemistry and chemical engineering and a winner of the 2013 Japan Prize, an international award similar to the Nobel Prize. He earned the award for his development of a process that is now used to manufacture nearly all of the microprocessors and memory chips in the world.

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      Vo said on May 7, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
      Best and most friendly professor ever. Congratulation, sir. Looking forward to see you receiving the Nobel prize.
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      Vicki Howell said on May 7, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.
      Finally this brilliant scientist is recognized by the U. Let it be known that professor Willson has probably a Longhorn tie in every color available and proudly wore one of them when he was honored at the White House, the American embassy in Japan, and each meeting and reception in Tokyo. When presented with the Japan Prize by the Emperor a black bow tie was required . Had this loyal chemical engineer known of the existence of a university version he would have worn it. An orange tower in his honor was right up there with his other awards and guess what he wore!
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      JN said on May 5, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.
      Congratulations to Dr. Willson, a real chemistry gangster. Hook 'Em!
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      Richard Xu said on May 5, 2014 at 11:03 a.m.
      Cool! congrats, Dr. Wilson!
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