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Duke University

Beloved chemistry mentor’s influence lives on

Chemistry is a creative discipline between biology and physics. For many students aiming to become scientists, it’s an exciting field.

Chemistry professor Charlie Lochmüller changed the life of Mike Hunnicutt ’80, Ph.D.’84, P’15 — and the lives of many other chem students — during his long Duke career. Lochmüller’s former chemistry graduate students still consider themselves family. So when Hunnicutt started the Charles H. Lochmüller Fellowship Fund with three other former Lochmüller students, it was no surprise when 20 others contributed as well.  

“Charlie took me into his lab when other people could have said I didn’t have the credentials to do it. He opened the door. … I owe a lot to Charlie. I had always dreamed about a way of thanking him.”