Professor Jaroniec receives doctor honoris causa from Poznan University of Technology

On November 29, 2018 Mietek Jaroniec, professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Kent State University received doctor honoris causa (DHC) from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland. 

In 2005, he received an honorary professor title from his former University (M. Curie-Sklodowska University,  Lublin, Poland),  and the DHC titles from Copernicus University (Torun, Poland in 2009) and Military University of  Technology (Warsaw, Poland in 2010).

Dr. Jaroniec is one of the most highly cited researchers in materials science and chemistry: He was also recently appointed to the editorial board of the journal Science Advances, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which also publishes the journal Science. 

His recent research focus is on the development of well-defined nanomaterials, especially carbon nanomaterials with precise uniform porosity, for environmental, energy-related and biomedical applications. For thousands of years carbons have been used in everyday life ranging from air and water purification, metallurgy to medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and military applications. Today, further research in nanomaterials is still needed because many applications including  adsorption, catalysis, separations, gas storage and environmental cleanup, drug delivery, sensing devices, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, energy storage and conversion require materials with precisely tailored properties.

Before joining the faculty at Kent State in 1991, Jaroniec obtained his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry at the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Poland in 1972 and 1976 and a Doctor of Science degree in physical chemistry in 1979 before serving as a professor there in the Department of Theoretical Chemistry from 1972 to 1991.

Dr. Jaroniec has earned several honors and awards from all over the world including the Distinguished Scholar Award (2002), Advisor Excellence Award (2007), College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teacher Award (2010) and the President’s Faculty Excellence Award (2016) at Kent State. He has served on several journal advisory and editorial boards and is a member of several scientific organizations including the American Chemical Society. He has edited several books and published more than 1,000 scientific articles and communications in international journals.

To see Jaroniec’s full profile and a list of his publications, visit

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POSTED: Friday, December 14, 2018 04:22 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 05:59 AM
Jim Maxwell