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John T. Yates

University of Virginia

John T. Yates, Jr. received his B.S. degree from Juniata College and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from M.I.T. He spent 19 years at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS—now NIST) before joining the University of Pittsburgh as the R. K. Mellon Professor of Chemistry in 1982. He is the founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Surface Science Center. His work in the field of surface science includes the use of many types of surface measurement methods to develop new concepts about the behavior of atoms and molecules adsorbed on metal, semiconductor, and insulator surfaces. He is the author of over 650 research papers, editor and author of several specialized books dealing with surface science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has won many national and international awards for his research in surface chemistry. He is active in both undergraduate and graduate teaching in Chemistry. In 2007, he will become a Professor and Shannon Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.


Books by John T. Yates

Molecular Physical Chemistry for Engineers
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