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Dr. Richard J. Lagow

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Professor of Chemistry and Materi...

Local Address:  Austin , Texas , United States
University of Texas

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  • B.A.
    Rice University
  • PhD
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People Page, 22 June 2015 [cached]
Richard J. Lagow, PhD
One of FluoroMed founders, Dr. Richard J. Lagow, president of Exfluor Research and Professor of Chemistry and Material Science at the University of Texas in Austin, discovered as early as 1966, that elemental fluorine can be tamed and used successfully as a reagent. Dr. Lagow, along with the other founders of FluoroMed, collectively have over 100 years of fluorine expertise, hundreds of publications in scientific journals and are responsible for over 50 U.S. Patents in the field of fluorine chemistry including United States Patent 5,053,536 which has become the industry standard for preparing perfluorocarbons by direct fluorination. Dr Lagow received the prestigious ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry in 1997.
Richard J. ..., 22 Sept 2012 [cached]
Richard J. Lagow University of Texas
Exfluor Research Corporation: News, 19 Aug 2014 [cached]
Passing of Exfluor Research Corporation Founder, Dr. Richard J. Lagow
Exfluor Research Corporation is proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Meeting in Austin, TX from November 9-12, 2011 where a symposium honoring the life and works of Dr. Richard J. Lagow was featured. During his professional career, Dr. Lagow received numerous awards and recognitions, including the ACS award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry. Dr. Lagow will be missed but his legacy in the field of fluorochemicals will continue.
Dr. Richard J. Lagow Dr. Richard J. (Dick) Lagow, PhD Dr. Richard J. (Dick) Lagow, PhD, was carried home by his angels on Monday, April 26, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease, with his beloved wife Roxann Parker-Lagow at his side.
Dr. Lagow was born on August 16, 1945, in Albuquerque, N.M. to parents Faye and Ruthe Lagow. He graduated in 1963 with honors from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, TX. He received a football and chemistry scholarship to Rice University where he was a three year letterman and went on to graduate with his B.A. in 1967 and earned his PhD in 1969. In 1970, Dr. Lagow earned a N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellowship, and received the I.R. 100 Award. From 1974-75, Dr. Lagow was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. In 1992, he was bestowed the Alexander von Humboldt Award while being honored as a Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1997, Dr. Lagow was bestowed the great honor of the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry. Dr. Lagow was an instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University, Houston, from 1967-69; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969-76; Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, 1976-80; Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, 1980-1994; and L.N. Vauquelin Regents Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, September 1994 - onward. Dr. Lagow honorably received tenure from UT-Austin. Dr. Richard J. Lagow, founded and served as President of Exfluor Research Corporation in Austin, TX. He authored 212 chemical publications and was responsible for 81 U.S. Patents in various fields of chemistry. Richard was exceptionally passionate about travel for both business and pleasure, served as visiting professor and lectured at universities around the world, all along with his wife at his side. Dr. Lagow is preceded in death by his loving parents, Faye and Ruthe Lagow and brother, Bill Lagow.
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Synthesis of Unique Fluorinated Diols
The following is a report written by Dr. Hajimu Kawa, Dr. Thomas R. Bierschenk, Dr. Timothy J. Juhlke, and Dr. Richard J. Lagow.
Fluorine Technology's Useful Links Page, 12 Mar 2006 [cached]
Dick Lagow, University of Texas
University of Texas, Dick Lagow
People Page, 15 Sept 2006 [cached]
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