The College of Science congratulates Dr. Bill Acree of the UNT Chemistry department on the recent acceptance of his 1,000th publication. According to Dr. Acree, approximately 45% of his published articles were coauthored by graduate, undergraduate (chemistry majors and TAMS scholars) and high school students (participants in the UNT Upward Bound Math and Science Program) who he has mentored over the years, both at the University of North Texas and Kent State University, where he taught before joining the UNT faculty in 1988.
"It has taken me more than 45 years to get to 1,000 acceptances," said Dr. Acree. "When I was a faculty member back at Kent State University, one of the faculty members told me that one of his most significant accomplishments was having published at least one paper in six consecutive decades. The faculty member explained to me the accomplishment was important because, first you had to worked in six consecutive decades, and second that you had to stay active as a scholar in six decades. I reached that milestone in January 2021. Along the way I have also managed to publish at least one paper per year since 1979, which if I have counted correctly corresponds to 43 consecutive years with at least one publication."
The 1,000th article was co-authored by six TAMS students and accepted for publication in Physics and Chemistry of Liquids. The paper will acknowledge funding from TAMS for the summer research scholarships received by the students.
"My reaching 1,000 acceptances would not have been possible without my very prolific national and international research collaborators, as well as the very talented graduate, undergraduate and high school students who have worked in my research laboratory during my academic career," said Dr. Acree.
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