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
professional career, Dr. Lagow
received numerous awards and recognitions, including the ACS award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry.
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.
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.
honorably received tenure from UT-Austin
Dr. Richard J. Lagow, founded and served as President of Exfluor Research Corporation in Austin, TX.
authored 212 chemical publications and was responsible for 81 U.S. Patents in various fields of chemistry.
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
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