Art Knight, (Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Dean of Arts and Science)

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Art Knight, (Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Dean of Arts and Science)

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Art Knight was born in St. John's Newfoundland. He attended Memorial University earning both a bachelor and masters of science degree before moving on to the University Alberta for his Ph.D. He came to the University of Saskatchewan in 1964 progressing through the ranks becoming a full professor in 1972. Dr. Knight was appointed head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 1976, Dean of Arts and Sciences in 1981 and Associate Vice-President (Academic) in 1990. On November 1, 1993 he officially left the U of S accepting the post of President of SIAST. While at the University he developed a reputation as a strong lecturer and effective researcher. One of his chief research interests has been photochemistry of sulfur compounds. He is the author of the well-received textbook Introductory Physical Chemistry as well as over 50 research papers in photochemistry. Dr. Knight is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, has been an executive of the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairmen and a member of the National Research Council's Associate Committee on Energy Conversion and Storage.


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