Jay K. and Marion K. Kochi Library Endowment

Dr. Jay Kochi, a distinguished scientist, UH faculty member and the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, and his wife, Marion, made a special gift to establish a new endowment with a chemistry emphasis. Income from the Jay K. and Marion K. Kochi Library Endowment will augment the collection of chemistry publications each year by supporting the purchase of books, publications and other materials as suggested by the UH Department of Chemistry faculty.

Dr. Kochi, an organic chemist who joined the university two decades ago, earned his doctorate from Iowa State University. Among his many professional honors, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Alexander Von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award, the American Chemical Society's Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, and the James Flack Norris Award, given by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society for outstanding achievement in the teaching of chemistry.