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This profile was last updated on 11/4/03  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Dr. Alan P. Marchand

Wrong Dr. Alan P. Marchand?

Regents Professor

Northwest Territories

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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    ARKIVOC Control
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North Texas Daily- YOUR CAMPUS CONNECTION - University investigates child porn case, 4 Nov 2003 [cached]
Dr. Alan Marchand
NT administration officials plan to review the case against Dr. Alan P. Marchand, a regents professor of chemistry who was arrested Friday on charges of three counts of possession of child pornography.
Rafes said NT has a "zero-tolerance" policy in regards to "serious criminal activity" and said Marchand will be prosecuted to the "full extent" of the law.
Marchand may be facing anywhere from two to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines for the charges of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.
Rafes said Marchand is currently under "trespass," which means, by law, he is not allowed to set foot on the campus.However, it is not known whether he will be able to access his faculty e-mail.
Marchand transferred to NT from the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 1982.
"Alan was always an upstanding faculty member.It seems totally out of his character to be involved in such a heinous crime," he said.
Marchand was named regents professor at NT in 1992, a recognition for his tenure and accomplishments in research.He was awarded numerous research grants including grants from the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Marchand could not be reached for comment at his home in Little Elm Monday.
Marchand was teaching two graduate-level organic chemistry courses during the fall semester before being temporarily banned from the campus.Substitute instructors will take his place for the time being.
Bhaskar Poola, a graduate student from India who studied under Marchand, had only positive things to say about his professor.
Poola has worked with Marchand for two years and is currently enrolled in one of his courses.
United Press International: Oil full of molecule-sized diamond nuggets, 28 Nov 2002 [cached]
"Diamondoids that contain the same number of cages can differ radically in overall shape but rather subtly in the energy it takes to make them," explained organic chemist Alan Marchand of the University of North Texas in Denton.
"This makes it problematic to prepare a specific target diamondoid molecule."
Marchand said the diamondoids were created at enormous pressures "in millions and billions of years.They were on the way of becoming diamonds (although) they don't look like little diamonds, and they don't act like little diamonds, but they were going to get there someday -- someday being eons," he explained.
Carlson said the molecules could serve as building blocks for devices and drugs, while Marchand said their superior heat absorption ability could be used to make better heat-resistant plastics, help cool down microchips or produce safer aviation fuels.
Marchand said."One man's fuel is another man's antibiotic."
Natural diamondoids, like their bigger and more common cousins, are not abundant.
"If they know what they're looking for -- and they do now thanks to this group -- they'll be able to spot them," Marchand said.
"People can now isolate and identify materials that otherwise remained a deep mystery."
-- | 11/01/2003 | UNT officers find child porn, arrest professor, 1 Nov 2003 [cached]
Alan Philip Marchand, UNT regents professor of chemistry, was arrested by campus police Friday on suspicion of three counts of possession or promotion of child pornography, Denton County Jail records show.
"He can't set foot on campus without being arrested," UNT spokesman Roddy Wolper said."As far as his status, he is suspended pending an investigation that could lead to a permanent dismissal."
Marchand, 63, of Little Elm, posted $15,000 bail 13 hours after he was taken into custody at the Denton County Jail, according to jail records.He did not return telephone calls left Saturday at his home.
According to the UNT Web site, Marchand wrote or co-wrote six books and more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.He is a member of the American Institute of Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry in London and the American Chemical Society, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
ARKAT USA, Inc., 28 Jan 2008 [cached]
Alan P. MarchandScientific Editor
Diamondoids Can Be Refined From Crude Oil, 7 May 2004 [cached]
"Simple chemical compounds such as aminoadamantane that can serve as antiviral agents are extremely rare, so there's always interest in that," Alan Marchand, an organic chemist retired from the University of North Texas in Denton, told UPI.
Because diamondoids can absorb substantial heat without breaking down, Marchand also speculated they could find use as fuel additives as well as be used in many other applications.
"The fact they are able now to dredge out grams of diamondoids opens areas of research otherwise closed," Marchand said.
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