Prof. Dan Little to retire and become Research Professor

After 41 years of dedicated service to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Prof. Dan Little has retired effective July 1, 2016.  Prof. Little will continue to pursue his research and teaching interests as a research professor.  Prof. Little received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Superior in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1974.  After a 1-year postdoc at Yale University, Prof. Little joined the faculty at UCSB in 1975 as an assistant professor.  He received tenure in 1981 and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1986.  He served as department chair from 1996-2000.  He was promoted to Professor Above Scale in 2014.  Prof. Little has mentored 144 researchers during his 41 years at UCSB including 55 graduate students, 55 undergraduate researchers and 34 postdocs and visiting scholars.  He is the recipient of numerous awards over the years including the Harold J Plous Award in 1980, a Sloan Fellowship in 1981, Fellow of the AAAS in 1994 and the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize in Electrochemistry in 2015.  Congratulations Dan on your retirement and best wishes from DCB!