In 2010, Dr. Tykhon Zubkov received the Excellence in Teaching award.  This award recognizes faculty dedication and talent in the classroom at Ball State, and there are three recipients each year.  Our chemistry department is no stranger to the award, having had three recipients in the last four years. 

Zubkov teaches general chemistry as well as our instrumentation course, and his research focuses on the chemistry of solid surfaces.

The department is proud of his accomplishments, and he is able to pursue his dream course "Nanomaterials: The Chemistry Perspective" in the spring of 2011.