Michael C. Heaven has been named Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry. The named professorship is awarded to Emory faculty who are deemed to have considerable future promise in research and teaching. Dr. Heaven joined the Emory University Department of Chemistry in 1986. He is co-author of over 220 peer-reviewed papers published in many of the highest impact journals for the field of molecular spectroscopy. He has also supervised 22 PhD students and 11 post-doctoral fellows. His research programs are funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.