Terry Gullion, professor of chemistry in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, has been appointed as chair of the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry.

It is a pleasure and an honor for me to be given the opportunity to contribute to the Department of Chemistry in the capacity of chair,Gullion said.We have an outstanding faculty committed to scientific discovery and the educational mission of the university. We are blessed with a dedicated staff.

Gullion, a native of Princeton, earned his doctorate from the College of William and Mary. He performed postdoctoral work at Washington University in St. Louis before returning to serve as a faculty member at WVU in 1997.

Gullions research specialty is nuclear magnetic resonance and structural characterization of macromolecules. He has had approximately 60 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has maintained his research program through funding from the National Science Foundation.

Chemistry is exciting, and Im excited to be a part of it at West Virginia University,he said.I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students as we continue to build a strong department that serves the University, state and nation.