Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at Eastern Oregon University, Dr. Hermens was recently named Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Hermens enjoyed a 39-year career teaching physical, analytical, inorganic and general chemistry, principally at EOU. A 50-year member of the ACS, he was instrumental in organizing the Eastern Oregon Science Journal which opened the door to students in any science and mathematical field to publish their research. He received Eastern Oregon University’s Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award in 1988, and was recognized eight times with EOU’s Meritorious Professor award. He holds three patents and has 18 publications and 54 presentations on his research.
Hermens also served as chair of the science division at EOU for 12 years and was a member of numerous national and regional ACS committees. In 2000, he received the Chemical Manufacturer’s Association national Catalyst award for his contribution to chemical education, and in 2003, received the University of Idaho’s Honorary Alumnus Award. Dr. Hermens is a founder and Senior vice President of the microLAB Board.