Charles U. Pittman Jr., MSU professor emeritus of organic chemistry, gives a keynote address during a symposium in honor of his 80th birthday and as part of the university's recent National Chemistry Week activities. A 1964 doctoral graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Pittman did postdoctoral studies at Dow Chemical Co. and Case Western Reserve University. He later joined MSU’s faculty in 1983 and founded and served for many years as the research director of the University/Industry Chemical Research Center. Pittman has published more than 900 scientific publications, including 17 books. For more about the Department of Chemistry, click here.