Tony Dean Bio

Tony Dean became Vice President for Research at the Colorado School of Mines in October 2014. He had served as Dean of the College of Applied Science and Engineering at Mines. Prior to that he was the W. K. Coors Distinguished Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Spring Hill College and his A.M. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University. After teaching for nine years in the Chemistry Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, he moved to the Corporate Research Labs of Exxon Research and Engineering where he built up a group to develop quantitative kinetic mechanisms to describe processes involving free radical reactions.

In 2000, Tony moved to Mines. The research efforts in his group focus on using electronic structure calculations to develop rate rules for free radical reactions and the use of these rules to develop quantitative kinetic mechanisms. These mechanisms can then be applied to a variety of systems, ranging from the impact of the combustion of alternative fuels to biocorrosion. In 2008, he received the Dean’s Excellence Award from Mines. In 2012, he received the Colorado Section Award from the American Chemical Society.

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