Gregory H. Robinson is the UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Robinson’s research has fundamentally changed the way scientists view the nature of the chemical bonds between earth-abundant elements. His findings could ultimately play a role in improved computer chips.
“The modern practice of science is an incredibly expensive endeavor. The impact of generous gifts to support endowed professorships and chairs far exceeds the individual faculty member. Such gifts allow my research group members to attend national and international chemistry conferences, where they gain and share new insights. It also enables us to update critical laboratory equipment and to fund student research assistantships. Ultimately, private support translates to the classroom, helping me to become a better teacher.”