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Dr. Stephen F. Wolf, professor of chemistry, passes away

April 25, 2023


Indiana State University is mourning the loss of its beloved colleague, Dr. Stephen F. Wolf. 

 Wolf was a veteran educator with decades of experience. He served ISU as a professor of analytical chemistry and cosmochemistry. 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1987 and a doctorate in analytical chemistry in 1993 from Purdue University. Wolf’s research interests focused on the development of methods for the determination of concentration and disposition of major, minor, and trace elements in meteorites. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including, Analytical Chemistry, Talanta, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, and Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

After working at Argonne National Laboratory, where he won the Argonne National Laboratory Pacesetter Award in 1997, Wolf’s passion shifted to the classroom. At Indiana State University, Wolf’s dedication to teaching chemistry won several prestigious accolades, including the Educational Excellence Award in 2005, Promising Scholar Award in 2007, and the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010.

Wolf’s visitation will be at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home on Saturday, April 29, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information can be found on this link.

All faculty, staff, and students at ISU send their thoughts and condolences to his friends and family.