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Former chemistry department professor passes away: memorial service, December 12

Paul F. Barbara, a prominent scientist and teacher and former Department of Chemistry faculty member, died on Sunday, October 31, due to complications following a cardiac arrest. A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, December 12. He was a member of our department for 18 years, from 1980 to 1998, before accepting a position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. Read about his life and accomplishments here.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, December 12, in the Alumni Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Additional information will be available on the chemistry/biochemistry website.

Memories and photos of Paul are being collected. Please send reflections and photos via email to and