John F. Hansen | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 26 | p. 38 | Obituaries
Issue Date: June 26, 2017

John F. Hansen

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS news, obituaries
Credit: Roger Bunting
A photo of John F. Hansen.
Credit: Roger Bunting

John F. Hansen, 74, died on March 8 in Normal, Ill.

“At Illinois State University, 20 graduate students worked with John to obtain their M.S. degrees. He also mentored more than 50 undergraduates. During his time at ISU, he authored 39 publications, mostly in the area of oxazoline compound synthesis and characterization. His first love was always teaching, and he truly enjoyed teaching organic chemistry at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. John retired from ISU in 2013. In retirement, he continued to be an avid user of the Constitution hiking trail.”—Craig C. McLauchlan, colleague

Most recent title: professor emeritus, Illinois State University

Education: B.S., chemistry and math, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, 1964; Ph.D., organic chemistry, Duke University, 1969

Survivors: brothers, William, David, and George


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