The Royal Society of Chemistry Acknowledges the Impactful Research of Kim Renee Dunbar

Kim Renee Dunbar

February 10, 2020

Kim Renee Dunbar

The research and work that Kim Renee Dunbar has completed in the subject of inorganic chemistry is utilized in labs, universities, and scientific facilities around the world. To honor her impactful contributions to science, the Royal Society of Chemistry bestowed her with a Fellowship through their institution. 

Kim Renee Dunbar braided hairKim Renee Dunbar’s career spans more than three decades where she has served as a professor, scientist, and lead researcher with top American institutions. From her position at Texas A&M University, she and her research team have had a tremendous impact on the international scientific community’s understanding of critical topics in chemistry, especially in inorganic chemistry. 

Through her research, Dunbar has shed light on subjects like synthetic, structural, and physical inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, and she has expanded the potential of scientists everywhere through her work. 

Dunbar has earned many distinctions for her contributions over the years including an ACS award, a University Distinguished Professor award, and the title of Davidson Professor of

Science at Texas A&M University. Her work has uncovered new breakthrough solutions in chemistry that range from new magnetic materials to anticancer agents. Heading the research team at Texas A&M, Kim Renee Dunbar has discovered new evidence of structure and bonding relationships as well as chemical phenomena, which helps scientists internationally pioneer solutions for age-old problems. 


To honor the achievements of her research, Kim Renee Dunbar was recently named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Headquartered in the United Kingdom, but reaching beyond to countries around the world, the Royal Society of Chemistry is one of the most respected chemistry institutions anywhere. As a result, the bestowment of a fellowship title on Dunbar is an international distinction. The RSC gather in various locations each year to create opportunities and provide professional resources to their members such as relevant networking, professional growth, and support from respected scientific organizations. The RSC has been a major force in the scientific community for nearly two centuries, making the award a high distinction among chemists.


“I am honored to have been selected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry,” Kim

Renee Dunbar said of the award. “It is important to me to help guide future chemists in their

careers by supporting non-profit professional societies like the RSC and the American Chemical



In addition to the Fellowship with the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dunbar has also been awarded the Texas A&M Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, among other top scientific distinctions. Her work continues to enhance the international scientific community’s understanding of essential topics in chemistry, which ultimately results in new, powerful solutions and applications for people everywhere.