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Dixon Selected for UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

Dr. David Dixon and President Stuart Bell
Dr. David Dixon, left, and President Stuart Bell

Dr. David Dixon, the Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the 2018 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award.

He received the award at a recent ceremony at the President’s Mansion. Based on a specific accomplishment that is innovative, creative, useful or captures the imagination, the Frederick Moody Blackmon and Sarah McCorkle Moody Outstanding Professor Award is one of the most prestigious awards given by UA.

“Dr. Dixon is a world-renowned scientist whose exceptional work has made a significant impact in a wide variety of fields,” said Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy, UA professor and chair of the chemistry and biochemistry department.

Dixon is recognized for his contributions to computational chemistry. In particular, he’s known for the development of the Feller-Peterson-Dixon method that allows performance of highly accurate chemical calculations at a lower computational cost.

To learn more about Dr. Dixon’s research, read the full article on the UA news site.