Dr. Karl Booksh

 B.S., 1990, University of Alaska – Fairbanks; Ph.D., 1994, University of Washington – Seattle


Photo by Ambre Alexander Payne, UD Messenger

Dr. Booksh is an analytical professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at  the University of Delaware. Upon earning his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Alaska (1990), he went on to earn a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington (1994) under Dr. Bruce Kowalski. His honors include the Henry Dreyfus Award (1996), and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1997-2001), as well as being a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

His research group has over 100 publications and 5 patents on the design and application of chemical sensors. But in addition to this research, Dr. Booksh has been very active in promoting inclusion of underrepresented groups, especially persons with disabilities in STEM for the past 15 years. He has chaired the ACS Committee on Chemists with Disabilities and is the current chair of the ACS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.


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