Prof. Ronald T. Borchardt is the Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas-Lawrence. He has been involved in drug design and development for over 30 years.
Prof. Borchardt received his undergraduate education (B.S. in Pharmacy, 1967) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his graduate education (Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, 1970) from The University of Kansas-Lawrence. After serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) from 1969-1971, Professor Borchardt returned to The University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In the 1970's Professor Borchardt was promoted through the academic ranks to his current position as Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor. From 1983-1998, Professor Borchardt served as the Chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy. During his academic career Professor Borchardt has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and research accomplishments including: Established Investigatorship from the American Heart Association (1974-1979); Sato Memorial International Award from the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (1981); Mortar Board Outstanding Educator Award (1980), Dolph C. Simons, Sr. Research Award in the Biomedical Sciences (1983), the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award (1997) and the Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award (2005) from The University of Kansas; Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (1988) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1995); His research interests are focused in the areas of drug design and drug delivery.