Jeff Rankin  |   Published October 08, 2020

In memoriam: George Nieman

Emeritus professor of chemistry taught at Monmouth from 1979 to 2002.

MONMOUTH, Ill.George C. Nieman, emeritus professor of chemistry, died at his Monmouth home on Oct. 8. He was 81.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Nieman came to Monmouth in 1979 from Muskingum College in Ohio, where he was professor of chemistry for nine years, serving as chairman of the department and coordinator of the natural sciences division. He previously taught at the University of Rochester for six years.

GEORGE NIEMAN: In 1990, he received an Individual Professional Development Activities award for h... GEORGE NIEMAN: In 1990, he received an Individual Professional Development Activities award for his research activities conducted during a sabbatical at Yale University.​Nieman earned his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. His dissertation topic was “Triplet Exciton Phenomena in Benzene Crystals.” He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi scientific research honor society.

The author of numerous scientific articles, Nieman was the recipient in 1990 of an Individual Professional Development Activities award for his research activities conducted during a sabbatical at Yale University. In 1993, he served on the College’s presidential search committee. He retired in 2002 after 23 years at Monmouth.

Nieman is survived by his wife, Liz; daughter, Patty; and sons Bob and Michael.​​​​​​​​​​​

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