Marquette University mourns the death of Dr. Rajendra Rathore, professor and Pfletschinger-Habermann Chair of Organic Chemistry. Professor Rathore died on Friday, Feb. 16.
Professor Rathore’s research interests were in the area of organic supramolecular chemistry/materials chemistry.
“Raj Rathore had built an international reputation as an outstanding scientist, but those of us in the Chemistry Department also knew him to be an inspiring teacher and mentor as well as a selflessly generous colleague, always willing to help anyone in need of scientific advice or professional guidance,” said Dr. James Kincaid, chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Professor Rathore joined the faculty at Marquette in August 2000. Prior to joining Marquette, he received his M.Sc. in 1986 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, in 1990.
He was a postdoctoral research associate and a visiting assistant professor of the University of Houston after receiving his doctorate.
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