After 31 years of scholarship, teaching and service to the University, Dr. Robert Boughton retires this month. The Board of Trustees at its June 24 meeting granted him emeritus status.
A specialist in solid-state physics, Boughton has published more than 60 refereed journal articles and five books, collaborated with colleagues at several Chinese universities, resulting in eight invited colloquia since 1995, and three times was invited to discuss his research at Russian universities.
Boughton served as chair of the department of physics and astronomy for 23 years and as director of the Center for Materials Science for six. He supervised a department record 45 dissertations and theses and was active in curriculum development.
He also served one year as chair of Faculty Senate and another as vice chair, and in 2007 was presented the senate’s Lifetime Achievement Award.