Mitchell J. Pulwer, PhD ‘80

The fund honors Mitchell J. Pulwer’s (PhD ‘80) academic advisor, Dr. Albert Padwa, Professor of Chemistry at UB from 1966-1979. Pulwer credits Padwa, now Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Emory University with exerting a critical influence on his professional life at a time when Pulwer needed a mentor as well as an academic advisor. When he established the Fund, Mitch said the most important lesson he learned from Al was that some of the best discoveries are often the result of paths taken that are not straightforward. Mitch hopes that students supported by the Fund will be able to pursue careers in chemistry and have the fortune of finding mentors like Al Padwa early in their professional lives.