Kennedy, Robert | Faculty

Department Chair of Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

4815 Chemistry


Kennedy Group

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1988
B.S., Chemistry, University of Florida, 1984

Research Interests
Regulation of the secretion of neurotransmitters and hormones in both central nervous and endocrine systems. We are also developing novel approaches to high-throughput drug screening.


Honors and Awards

  • Marcel Golay Award for Lifetime Achievement in Capillary Chromatography, 2012
  • Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Separation Science, 2012
  • McKnight Award for Technical Innovations in Neuroscience, 2010
  • Rackham Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, UM, 2009
  • MERIT Award, NIBIB, 2008-2018
  • MERIT Award, NIDDK, 2006-2016
  • Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science, 2007
  • Named Lectures (selected from over 200 invited presentations): Clark Lecture series (West Virginia U., 2005), Boomer Lectures (U. Alberta, 2004), Conover Lecture (Vanderbilt U., 2004), Glaxo-Wellcome Lecture (U. North Carolina, 2000 and 2007), Abbott Lectures (U. Minnesota, 2007), Silver Jubilee Lecture, (Uppsala U., 2008), University of Florida Distinguished Visiting Professor (2009), West Lectureship (LSU, 2012), Centennial Lecture (U. Texas, 2013). O.K. Rice Lecture (U. North Carolina, 2013), Herron Lecture (Florida State U., 2015) 
  • American Microchemical Society’s Benedetti-Pichler Memorial Award, 2001
  • NSF Award for Special Creativity, 1999-2001
  • Denise Desty Memorial Award for Most Innovative Paper in Separations, 1998
  • ACS Findeis Award in Analytical Chemistry, 1998
  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship, 1997-2000
  • NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow/Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, 1996-1998
  • Teaching Improvement Program Award, University of Florida, 1995
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, 1994-1995
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1995-1997
  • Lilly Analytical Research Fellow, 1994-1995
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award, 1994-1996
  • NSF National Young Investigator Award, 1993-1996
  • University of Florida Research Development Award, 1991-1992
  • NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Chemistry, 1989-1991
  • ACS Analytical Division Summer Fellowship, 1987
  • Governor’s Board of Science and Technology Fellowship, 1984-1987