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