PULLMAN, Wash. — Kerry W. Hipps, a Washington State University professor in both the Department of Chemistry and the Program in Materials Science, will present the university’s annual Distinguished Faculty Address April 23.

The 7:30 p.m. public talk, “Tunnel Vision: Imaging Molecules and Mapping Electron Flow,” is set for the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203.

A member of the WSU faculty since 1978, Hipps is a researcher and teacher of physics and the chemistry of molecules and solids. His accomplishments in single molecule electronics using the scanning tunneling microscope provide a base to launch a number of new technologies. His ability to present information to students, peers and the public are praised. Hipps’ work with graduate and undergraduate students is characterized by superb patience and concern.

He is a past recipient of a Washington State Science Teacher’s “Science Teacher of the Year” award, a Phi Lambda Upsilon Outstanding Faculty Member in Chemistry or Biochemistry Award and a Graduate Adviser Award from WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association. Hipps has taught all levels of the chemistry curriculum. In addition to training and directing 13 graduate students, he also has welcomed more than 45 undergraduates to work in his research laboratories.

Hipps is a University of Texas at El Paso graduate. He earned his doctoral degree from WSU.

WSU’s Distinguished Faculty Address series honors a faculty member by inviting the individual to address the community on a topic related to his/her academic work. Lecturers are selected based on national/international distinction for original contributions to their discipline, receipt of extramural support, national/international service and achievements in education. The recognition also carries a $2,500 award.