Professor Emeritus in Chemistry
Encaenia Ceremony C: May 17, 2007
Jack Passmore is internationally recognized as one of the world's most creative main group inorganic synthetic chemists.
He has made compounds that appear simple as a formula but which are non-existent according to accepted wisdom, revealed of a new class of compounds - now featured in all introductory organic chemistry textbooks - and achieved notable success in the field of sulfur-nitrogen chemistry.
A dedicated supervisor of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Passmore is a prolific author with more than 190 journal articles to his credit. He has given more than 100 invited lectures at conferences and institutions world wide and is an honoured member of several national and international societies.
His accolades are many and his output remained prodigious throughout his 36-year career at the University of New Brunswick. In retirement he continues to hold the university's largest NSERC discovery grant.