PhD, Scientific Advisor & UT Chemistry Professor
Dr. Anslyn is the pioneer of supramolecular analytical chemistry; the technology and principles behind the Water Lens technology. Eric is the Distinguished Teaching Professor for Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds the Norman Hackerman Professorship in Chemistry.
His research encompasses physical organic and bio-organic chemistry and the development of synthetic receptors for sensing and catalysis applications. Dr. Anslyn received his PhD in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. He served as a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University and joined the chemistry faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 1989. He was named a Sloan Scholar, Dreyfus Teacher Scholar, Searle Scholar, and a Presidential Young Investigator and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994. In 1997 he was named Full Professor, and in 2004 he was awarded the Norman Hackerman Professorship in Chemistry. He is also a 2005 Cope Scholar Awardee.