William of Your Discontent

William of Your Discontent

Professor of Chemistry, EmeritusSyracuse

BS 1966 Polymer Chem, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY
US Peace Corps Volunteer, Kota Bharu ,Malaysia
senior subject teacher in physics for Kelantan, Malaysia (1967-8)
1969-73 PhD Physical Chemistry, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse NY w. Anatole Sarko
1973-1977Postdoc Structural Biology w Struther Arnott, Purdue U. Lafayette, IN, USA
1977-87 Asst / Assoc Prof, Polytechnic Univ (nee Brooklyn Poly), Brooklyn, NY, USA
1988-2015 Assoc /Prof Chemistry, SUNY- ESF, Syracuse, NY USA
2015- Emeritus Prof. Chemistry, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY USA

1 comment by William of Your Discontent

  • I am an old scientist, PhD 1973. One reason, other than hatred, is apparent to me. It is easier to bring down your competition than it is to elevate yourself. In the US where organic chemistry grades factor heavily into getting into med school it was, and probably still is, common for students to sabotage the results of others in the lab. I saw this in 1963 when I took organic and believe the practice continues. As such people progress, the tools that they employ are likely to become more sophisticated. But the goal remains - eliminate the competition. If convicted, which seems likely, this individual should be prevented from accessing a laboratory for eternity.