Dr. Martin Rudd (left), UW Oshkosh assistant chancellor for UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley campuses, was recently named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. Allison Campbell (right), ACS immediate past president, presented the honor at the recent ACS Fellows Award Ceremony held in Boston. Photo courtesy of ACS/Peter Cutts Photography.
Martin Rudd, Ph.D., UW Oshkosh assistant chancellor for access campuses and professor of chemistry, has been named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow for 2018. The program recognizes outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the ACS organization. Rudd is one of 51 fellows honored recently at the society’s national meeting in Boston.
The ACS noted his mission-driven teaching and undergraduate research activities with two-year college students, along with his multi-campus administration and management as executive officer and dean as examples of his contribution to the science and the profession. Prior to being named assistant chancellor at UW Oshkosh in July 2018, Rudd served as the regional executive officer and dean for the UW Colleges northeast region, which included UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Fox Valley and UW-Manitowoc. UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley are now the access campuses of UW Oshkosh as part of a UW System restructuring project.
Rudd’s contribution to the ACS community included serving as chair of the committee on local section activities, overseeing and developing the committee’s new strategic planning in 2015 and serving as chair for two different local sections. He has been a member of ACS since 1998.
Rudd is a former Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and recipient of the UW Colleges Barrington-Musolf Research Award for published research. He has published more than 25 research papers in the field of organometallic and main group chemistry, many with undergraduate students as co-authors.
He earned his B.Sc. degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Warwick, England. In 2011, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, an international organization representing chemical scientists from around the world.