John Fourkas Ph.D.

Fourkas, John
Position Department / Business Unit
Eugene F. Merkert Chemistry Center
Institution Disciplines
Boston College Nanoparticles
City State / Provence
Chestnut Hill Massachusetts
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Dr. Fourkas is a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

He did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin and at MIT as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow before becoming an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Boston College in 1994. He became an Associate Professor at BC in 2000, and a full Professor in 2001. While at BC he was named a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar, a Beckman Young Investigator, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He also spent time as a Visiting Fellow at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics in Boulder, Colorado in 2002. He moved to the University of Maryland as the first Millard Alexander Professor of Chemistry in 2005.


Professor Fourkas received a BS with honors and an MS, both in Chemistry, from Caltech in 1986. He was an NSF Predoctoral fellow at Stanfoprd University, where he was awarded a PhD in Physical Chemistry 1991.

Career Highlights

California Institute of Technology, BS with honors, 1986
California Institute of Technology, MS, 1986
Stanford University, PhD, 1991
University of Texas at Austin, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-1993
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1993-1994.
Boston College, Assistant Professor, 1994
Boston College, Associate Professor, 2000
Boston College, Professor, 2001
University of Maryland, Millard Alexander Professor of Chemistry, 2005


Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, 1994
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1995
Beckman Young Investigator Award, 1997
Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award, 1997
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1998
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 1999
Visiting Fellow of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, 2001-02
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2002

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