Arts & Sciences

University mourns the loss of Dr. David Schrader 

Marquette University mourns the loss of Dr. David Schrader, emeritus professor of chemistry in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, who passed away at 90. 

Dave joined the faculty at Marquette in 1968. He was a theoretical chemist with a focus on positrons and positronium, making several notable advances in the field. Dave was a gracious and generous colleague who “embodied Cura Personalis,” according to Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation.  In the 1993-94 academic year, he was named the outstanding teacher of the year by senior chemistry majors. 

Dave retired from teaching in 1996 but continued his studies of positronic water as a research professor. A prolific writer, Dave spent time in his later years writing a biography of Volney “Bill” Wilson, a physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project.

Please remember David, his family and friends in prayer.