William B. Walters, Ph.D.

About The Member

Bill Walters, Professor of Chemistry, has been at the University of Maryland since 1970 where he was a founding member of the Division of Nuclear and Atmospheric Chemistry.  He spent a year at Oxford as a Guggenheim Fellow, a term in Mainz as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a term at the University of Leuven as a visiting professor, as well as periods of residence at CERN and the University of Melbourne.  He earned an Associate in Science degree from Highland College and a B. S. in Chemistry from Kansas State University.   After completing a Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Illinois and a year as a post doc, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He was elected to serve as Chair of the University of Maryland Senate for the 1999-2000 academic year.  He was honored with the 2001 Nuclear Chemistry Award by the American Chemical Society where he served as Chair of the ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in 1986, as well as the Research Award in the Maryland College of Chemical and Life Sciences in 2010.