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K-State Today

May 4, 2017



Funeral services today for retired faculty member and former head of chemistry department

By Daniel Higgins

Photo of Kenneth Klabunde

Funeral services for Kenneth Klabunde, university distinguished professor emeritus and former head of the chemistry department, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at University Christian Church, 2803 Claflin Road.

Klabunde was an international leader in the field of nanoscience and was the founder of NanoScale Corp. In the course of his 43-year career, he authored more than 500 scholarly publications and books, filed more than 20 patents and received numerous awards, including the Olin Petefish Award in the Basic Sciences in 1995, the 1998 Midwest Award from the American Chemical Society, the Huck Boyd Award as Kansan of the Year in Technology in 2002, the Popular Mechanics "Breakthrough Award" in 2005, a Women in Engineering and Science Award for "Making a Difference" in 2005, and the Iman Award for Excellence in Research in 2008. He was especially proud of the achievements of the many students he mentored.

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