In Memorium: W. Frank Kinard

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is sad to announce that our friend and colleague, Dr. Frank Kinard, passed away June 11, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. Frank received his BS from Duke University and his PhD from University of South Carolina.

Frank’s area of expertise was nuclear chemistry and he has served as secretary of the American Chemical Society Nuclear Chemistry and Technology Division for 17 years. He was the chair of the South Carolina Section of the ACS in 1980-81.

He served as principal instructor for the Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry, run at San Jose State through the Department of Energy. Frank was recently awarded a grant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in support of his tireless efforts to keep our lab courses current and relevant. Frank served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 1982-1989. Frank loved to mentor students in the lab and has inspired many generations of students in the Chemistry Department during his 40 year career here. We will miss his sage advice, his unending knowledge of all things chemical, his funny stories, and his unending devotion to this department and our students. His family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the College of Charleston Foundation for the Dr. W. Frank Kinard Scholarship.