Bruce Novak

Dean - Natural Sciences and Math
Bruce.Novak@utdallas.edu
972-883-2416
FN3120D
Tags: Organic Chemistry

Professional Preparation

PhD
California Institute of Technology - 1989
MS
California State University, Northridge - 1985
BS
California State University, Northridge - 1983

Awards

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Young Investigator Award - [1991]
Presidential Young Investigator - NSF [1991]
Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award - American Chemical Society
Distinguished University Professor - North Carolina State University

News Articles

Expertise in Math, Natural Sciences Multiplies with Professor Additions
Ten new tenured or tenure-track faculty members joined UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematicsthis fall, adding depth to the University’s expertise in biology, physics and mathematics while bolstering interdisciplinary research in fields such as energy and medical imaging. 

Six faculty members were added to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, a department that has expanded considerably. 
Award-Winning Chemist to Lead Sciences School
Dr. Bruce M. Novak, former head of the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University, has been chosen to be the next dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UT Dallas.

He begins his new post later this month.

“I am thrilled to be chosen for this position and to be part of an institution that is rising above the ranks,” Novak said. “I think UT Dallas has what it takes, in terms of attitude and inspiration from the very top, to become a nationally renowned research institution.”
New Science Professors Tackle Research in Microbiology, Physics
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UT Dallas added two tenure-track faculty members this year, with research interests in microbiology and quantum physics.
Dr. Nicole De Nisco
joined the Department of Biological Sciences and Dr. Michael Kolodrubetz joined the Department of Physics, both as assistant professors.

“The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is going after the very small and the very large,” said Dr. Bruce Novak, dean of the school and Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “Dr. Kolodrubetz adds to our faculty members who are studying materials at the atomic level and their bizarre behavior. We also have very robust research efforts in microbiology and infectious diseases, and Dr. De Nisco brings expertise in those areas, including studying disease-causing bacteria and new approaches to controlling their populations.