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May 21, 2018

Stefan Bossmann named one of the 50 Kansans You Should Know

Submitted by Daniel Higgins

Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry, has been named one of the 50 Kansans You Should Know for 2018 by Ingram's Magazine.

The 50 Kansans You Should Know honors high-achieving Kansans. The selection criteria include having a strong reputation as a leader in Kansas, unique interests beyond their normal work, a strong character and high-level integrity. 

Bossmann has served on the faculty in the chemistry department since fall 2004. Through his efforts in teaching, service and research, he has made many vital and lasting contributions to the department's educational and research programs. 

Bossmann is a popular lecturer and teaches a broad range of courses in organic chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research program primarily emphasizes the development of nanomaterials for disease detection and treatment. He and his collaborators and coworkers are motivated by the need for new methods to detect breast, lung and pancreatic cancers at very early stages.

He has published approximately 200 scientific manuscripts to date, he holds 11 active patents and has attracted significant funding from federal agencies.

Bossmann has mentored approximately 75 graduate students, postdocs and undergraduate researchers working in his labs. His co-workers, collaborators and students see him as an outstanding researcher, colleague, mentor and leader.