Dr. Dale Ensor Recognized by the National American Chemical Society


Professor Emeritus Dale Ensor of the TTU Chemistry Department is the recipient of the 2022 W. Frank Kinard Distinguished Service Award presented by the National American Chemical Society Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology. The award recognizes Dr. Ensor’s contributions to the field of nuclear and radiochemistry.

During his tenure at TTU, Dr. Ensor established a highly successful program in radiochemistry, one of only a few in the United States. Students who were trained in Dr. Ensor’s lab hold positions at Oak Ridge, Savannah River, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, as well as positions in industry throughout the country. For 10 years, Dr. Ensor also taught at the Nuclear Summer Institute in San Jose, CA.

Dr. Ensor retired from teaching at TTU in 2016 but remains active in the Department of Chemistry by mentoring students in radiochemistry, collaborating with current faculty, and lecturing on the history of scientists who have worked in the field of radiochemistry.

Assistant Professor David Dan and Dr. Ensor are developing a series of podcasts on the history of radioactivity and the Manhattan Project, further promoting the field of nuclear chemistry.

Congratulations, Dr. Ensor, on a very well-deserved achievement and continued contributions to the field!!!

Pictured along with Dr. Ensor are Environmental Studies graduate student Bryant Davis, postdoctoral fellow Lesta Fletcher, and former student Dr. Glenn Fugate.