François G. Amar

Dean, The Honors College at the University of Maine
Professor of Chemistry, University of Maine

Thomson Honors Center
145 Estabrooke Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5727


Phone: 207.581.3262

Honors Office: 207.581.3263

Fax: 207.581.3265


Professional Preparation
B.A. (summa cum laude) 1975, Chemistry , Temple University
M.S. 1977, Chemistry, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 1979, Chemistry, University of Chicago

Member, Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), University of Maine
Fellow, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions, University of Maine
American Chemical Society
National Collegiate Honors Council
Fulbright Association

Research Interests

  • Structure and dynamics of nanoclusters
  • Simulation methods for reaction kinetics and dynamics
  • Theory for catalysis and upgrading of biofuels
  • Chemistry education research
  • Models for interdisciplinary education and research