Richard Jeffrey Field

(* 1941 October 26 - 2022 December 4)


1963 B.S. in Chemistry, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
1964 M.S. in Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross
1968 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Rhode Island
1968-1970 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oregon with Richard M. Noyes

Professional Experience:

1970-1973 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Oregon
1974-1975 Senior Research Chemist - Radiation Laboratory, Carnegie-Mellon University
1975-1979 Assistant Professor, The University of Montana
1979-1984 Associate Professor, The University of Montana
1984-2005 Professor, The University of Montana
2005- Professor Emeritus, The University of Montana


1983-2007 National American Chemical Society, Local-Section Tour Speaker
1990-1996 Chair, Department of Chemistry, The University of Montana
1994-1996 Assistant Director, Montana NSF-EPSCoR
2015 Member, Committee to Recruit First University of Montana Woman’s Softball Coach

Honors and Awards:

1983 Distinguished Scholar Award, The University of Montana
1990 Burlington Northern Award for Faculty Achievement, The University of Montana
2002 Alumni Achievement Award in Chemistry, University of Oregon, College of Arts and Sciences
2005 Dennison Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement, The University of Montana


Festschrift for his 80th birthday in the Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 32(10) on 2022 October 27.

Obituary on the University of Montana Department of Chemistry website

Obituary on Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory


Endre Kőrös, Dick Field, and Richard Noyes (1979)
Richard Field (2014) 
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Richard Field
Richard Field at IrvFest (2015) 

Richard Field was a Professor at the University of Montana. He received his Ph.D at the University of Rhode Island in 1968. He is best known for his contribution to the Field-Kőrös-Noyes (FKN) mechanism which allows for the modeling of Belousov-Zhabotinsky reactions.