Douglas Neckers elected to Jackson Center board

Dr. Douglas C. Neckers, McMaster Distinguished Research Professor, has been elected to the Robert H. Jackson Center board of directors.

The center, located in Jamestown, N.Y., is dedicated to preserving the memory and advancing the ideas of Robert H. Jackson, a former U.S. Supreme Court justice and chief American prosecutor at the Nuremberg war trials.

Dr. Douglas C. Neckers
Dr. Douglas C. Neckers
Neckers and his wife are natives of Chautauqua County, N.Y., Jackson's home county. Neckers played a key role in creating the partnership that enables BGSU faculty and students to study and conduct research on original materials in the Jackson archives at the center.

At BGSU, he serves as the full-time director of the Center for Photochemical Sciences. He is also director of Spectra Group Limited, Inc., a photochemical sciences business located in Millbury.

The author or co-author of 10 books and more than 340 scientific papers, Neckers holds 46 patents. He is a graduate of Hope College, holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Kansas and had a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.

Internationally known for his expertise in photopolymerization, he has served as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as well as dozens of corporations, including Mead, 3D Systems, Ciba Geigy, PPG, General Electric, 3M and E.I. DuPont de Nemours. 

Among his many scientific awards are an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Paul R. Block Jr. Award from the American Chemical Society's Toledo Section, the President's Award from Mead Imaging, the Morley Medal from the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society, the National Science Foundation Creativity Award and the Inter-American Photochemical Society Award. He was the first winner of the Olscamp Research Award at BGSU and its first distinguished research professor.

Neckers is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is listed in Who's Who in American Education, American Men in Science and Who's Who in America.
February 27, 2006