About Darren

Professor Darren W. Johnson

B.S., University of Texas, Jonathan Sessler (1996)
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Kenneth N. Raymond (2000)
Postdoctoral Research, The Scripps Research Institute, Julius Rebek

2014-current Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oregon
2011-current Executive Council, NSF Phase 2 CCI Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry
2010-current Associate Director, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon
2010-current Researcher, Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (OR BEST)
2009-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
2009-current Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
2008-2011 Co-PI, NSF CCI Center for Green Materials Chemistry (Director: D.A. Keszler)
2006-current Member, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon
2004-current Researcher, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)
2003-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon

Honors and Awards
2016 UO Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
2016 Finalist, NPR Golden Mole Award for Accidental Brilliance in Science
2015 UO Innovation and Impact Research Award
2012 UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award
2012 NSF Innovation Corps, “Best in Show” award (top team out of 24)
2011-2014 Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement
2009 Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin
2006 Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award
2006-2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2002-2003 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
1996 Phi Beta Kappa 
1996 Texaco Scholarship 
1995 L.L. and Ethel Dean Grant for Research 
Fun Facts 
Favorite Color: Burnt Orange
Favorite Food: BBQ
Home State: Texas
Favorite Football Team: Longhorns
Favorite Band: Tool
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    Yoda Baby Ellie

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    Darren and Julia have wide wing spans

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    A factor in the classroom and on the football field

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