University of East Anglia (U.K.)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
David Collard is a Professor in the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry and serves as Senior Associate Dean in the College of Sciences. As a first-generation student he received his B.Sc. from the University of East Anglia (U.K.) before emigrating to the U.S. and receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been at Georgia Tech since 1991. In addition to research interests in semiconducting polymers and the preparation of new materials from biorenewable resources he has extensive interests in STEM education, with a particular focus on broadening participation in research careers. In 2017 he received the University System of Georgia’s Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Collard is married to Dr. Joanne Mei, who was also a first-generation college student. They have one child and live in Atlanta.