Walter S. Trahanovsky, PhD, earned his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and has been a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Trahanovsky served as secretary-treasurer of the organic division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is currently a member of the ACS committee on professional training. He has published articles in the Journal of American Chemistry, the Journal of Organic Chemistry and the Journal of the American Chemical Society. His current research is focused on the pyrolysis of organic compounds.