For forty-three and a half years, I was privileged to hold faculty appointments in physical chemistry at Colgate University (26 years) and Connecticut College (17 years) and occasional visiting appointments at other institutions. Since 2001, I have also been affiliated with Aerodyne Research, Inc. in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Throughout my career, I have maintained active, productive, externally-funded laboratory research programs in the colleges and at Aerodyne. I have made a steady practice of taking on undergraduate students (especially including women and minority students) as academic year and summer research colleagues, a total of one hundred twenty-six students to date. Although I have retired from regular classroom teaching, I am continuing my active involvement in chemistry and atmospheric science research and my interest in helping able students pursue science-related careers.

Receiving the American Chemical Society 2012 National Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution at the ACS Meeting in San Diego, March 2012. Award presented by sponsor representative Silvia Ronco of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement and ACS President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri.


Receiving an honorary degree, Amherst College, May 2012

Amherst honorary degree

ACS Award




David K. Lewis Ph.D.

Affiliated Research Scientist
Aerodyne, Inc., Billerica MA

Senior Reseach Scientist
(formerly Margaret W. Kelly Professor of Chemistry)
Connecticut College, New London CT 06320

Contact information:
Phone: 860-460-0877



Community Interests

Publications (pdf)

D.K. Lewis CV (pdf)