Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung (1976-2021)
It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Associate Professor Frank Tsung of the Department of Chemistry at Boston College on January 5, 2021, at the age of 44, of complications from COVID-19, which he had contracted in October. A physical chemist, his research was in the development of high-performance heterogeneous catalysts for use in solar-to-chemical energy conversion. A B.S. graduate of National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara; he joined the B.C. faculty in 2010, and was the author of many papers on nanostructures in ACS journals and other publications.
The following memorial statement was posted on the website of his research group https://sites.bc.edu/frank-tsung/:
“Frank was an excellent teacher, a compassionate adviser, and a kind mentor. His passion for science and education has been and will remain an inspiration for us all. We’ll forever miss him. Frank, thank you for having been a catalyst in our scientific career. We’ll forever miss your contagious smile, and passion for science. And in this time of grief, we will have our memories of a great scientist, fine man Chia-Kuang Frank Tsung (宗家洸).”
From the February 2021 issue of The Nucleus: https://www.nesacs.org/pub_nucleus/2021/Feb2021NUCLEUS.pdf