Fonds Fonds 160 - Art Knight fonds

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Art Knight fonds

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Fonds 160

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  • 1958-1980 (Creation)

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4 m textual records

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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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Donated by Art Knight

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This fonds contains offprints collected by Dr. Knight. The primary focus of the material deals with photochemistry (a branch of chemistry having to do with the effect of radiant energy, especially light, in producing chemical action). Some of the noteworthy scientist whose work are represented in the collection are, by country: Canada; E.W.R. Steacie, R.J. Cvetanovic, R.W. Back, H.E. Gunning, P. DeMayo U.S.; W.A. Noyes, G.S. Hammond, J.A. Calvert, J.N. Pitts Jr. UK; W. Norrish, J. Polanyi (Sr.), R.P. Porter, A.F. Trotman-Dickinson

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