CSP Investigator Jane Wissinger has retired from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Chemistry after a 25-year career with the CSE.
After joining the University of Minnesota as an adjunct professor in 1992, she was formally hired as the Organic Chemistry Laboratory Director and lecturer in 1998. Since then, Professor Wissinger has made significant contributions to the University community in education and green and sustainable chemistry.
Professor Wissinger was founding chair of the Green Chemistry Committee, faculty advisor for the American Chemical Society student group (ACS-UMN), and lead mentor for the annual Green & Sustainable Chemistry Workshop for high school teachers. She also collaborated with the CSP as Senior Investigator, being part of the education and outreach efforts.
Professor Wissinger has been recognized multiple times in her career, winning the UMN Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor award in 2014, the ACS Green Chemistry Award in 2022, the UMN Systemwide Sustainability Collaborative Team Impact Award in 2023, the ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability in Chemistry Education, and recognition as an ACS fellow.
As she enters retirement, Professor Wissinger intends to remain active in the chemistry community through publications and collaborative projects. She looks forward to spending more time with her family, traveling, and pursuing personal interests.
Professor Jane Wissinger’s retirement marks the end of an extraordinary career dedicated to education and the advancement of sustainable chemistry principles, leaving behind a lasting legacy at the University of Minnesota.
Congratulations on your retirement, Professor Wissinger!
Learn more on: