Victor Day, Ph.D.

Director, X-Ray Crystallography Lab
Primary office:
785-864-4347
Malott Hall, room 6044


Victor Day serves as the Laboratory Director for the Small-Molecule X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory and as a Senior Scientist at The University of Kansas. He is also a Courtesy Professor with the Chemistry Department at KU.

Day received his bachelor of science in Chemistry summa cum laude in 1965 from the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1969. He then served as a postdoctoral fellow in protein crystallography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1969-1971, and then continued as a research associate from 1971-72 at MIT. 
 
Day served as assistant professor, associate professor and then professor of chemistry at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE from 1972-2005, before coming to The University of Kansas.
 
His honors and awards include:
1965-1969 NSF Graduate Fellow
1969-1971 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
1975-1980 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
1976, 1978 Maude Hammond Fling Fellow, University of Nebraska
 
He holds professional memberships in the groups and honor societies that include the American Chemical Society, the American Crystallographic Association, the American Institute of Physics, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Sigma Xi.

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