Auburn University Faculty Awards

Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship

Recognizes faculty for service in support of graduate education and excellence in research.

Portrait of Stewart W. Schneller

Stewart W. Schneller, Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, Organic Chemistry; 1968 – Indiana University

MS, 1965 – University of Louisville

BS, 1964 – University of Louisville

“Watching my students walk across the stage at graduation and knowing that they are taking a little of me with them into their careers is inspiring.”

In 1994, Stewart W. Schneller came to Auburn as dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. His research in antiviral drug discovery has been supported by grants with more than $8 million coming from the National Institutes of Health. Schneller has been recognized with the prestigious Stone Award given to a chemist in the Southeast who has "excelled in research, development of the next generation of scientists, public outreach, mentoring, innovative educational efforts, and public outreach.” His research has appeared in more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, and he is credited with

a number of provisional patents. Schneller is currently on the editorial boards of five international journals. Twenty-nine doctoral candidates, nine master’s students, and 29 postdoctoral associates who have been in Schneller's research laboratory have garnered prestigious academic and pharmaceutical positions. More than 50 undergraduate students have performed research in Schneller’s lab. In addition to directing his research, he teaches large sections of undergraduate organic chemistry. He and his wife, Aina, have a son, Matt, and a daughter, Katie.

Last updated: 03/07/2017