Dr. Andrew J. Goudy, chair of Delaware State University’s Department of Chemistry, has been honored as a 2010 Delaware Black Achiever by the YMCA of Delaware.
Dr. Andrew Goudy received his Black Achiever Award from Roots actor LeVar Burton, who was the evening event's keynote speaker.
Dr. Goudy was recognized among 21 other honorees on Dec. 9 at the YMCA of Delaware’s 2010 Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards Ceremony held at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.
He received the Black Achiever’s Award from actor LeVar Burton, renowned for his portrayal of Kunta Kinte in the landmark miniseries Roots and his later regular role in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Mr. Burton was the keynote speaker at the event.
A DSU faculty member since 2001, Dr. Goudy is presently a professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, where he is also the director of the University’s Hydrogen Storage Research Center. Prior to joining DSU, he was a full professor of physical chemistry at West Chester University (WCU).
His area of research specialization is metal hydride kinetics. The results of his research have been published in refereed journals and have been presented at international research conferences held in places such as the Germany, Canada, Sweden, Japan, Poland, as well as within the U.S.
He has supervised the research projects of 42 WCU students and 14 DSU students; 22 of whom have co-authored publications and/or have presented papers at research conferences. Eleven of his students have received MS degrees in chemistry and applied chemistry.
He earned a BS Degree in Chemistry Education and an MS Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
Off-campus, he is a member of the Dover Capital City Rotary, an organization for which he served as president in 2007. As part of his Department of Chemistry’s outreach, he invites high school students into his laboratories where they can learn and develop some lab techniques.