James “Casey” Hynes has been named a Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the University of Colorado. A leader in the theory of chemical reaction dynamics in solution and at interfaces, his work has provided microscopic-level understanding and insight. Hynes’ scientific accomplishments have led to national and international recognition, including A.P. Sloan and J.S. Guggenheim Fellowships, the Hirschfelder Award in Theoretical Chemistry and the American Chemical Society’s Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Hynes has been at CU since 1971 and he has made hundreds of appearances as invited lecturer across the globe.

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James Hynes Faculty Profile