Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 03:05:07 PM Wed, 15 Apr 2015 
 William "Bill" Eugene Acree, Jr.
 Contact Information
William "Bill" Eugene Acree, Jr.
Professor & Chairperson-Chemistry
 
Office LocationChemistry Building, Room No.: Rm 101E 
Email  acree@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-3543   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry University of Missouri-Rolla 1981
Master of Science Chemistry University of Missouri-Rolla 1977
Bachelor of Science Chemistry University of Missouri-Rolla 1975
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2015CHEM1420231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2015CHEM1420003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM1410817General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM1410807General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM1410231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM1410003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM1400807Discover Chemistry Download Syllabus
Fall 2014CHEM1400001Discover Chemistry Download Syllabus
Spring 2014CHEM1435001General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineering Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2014CHEM1420231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2014CHEM1420003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410863General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410859General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410832General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410831General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1410003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1400859Discover Chemistry Download Syllabus
Fall 2013CHEM1400001Discover Chemistry Download Syllabus
Spring 2013CHEM1435001General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers Download Syllabus
Spring 2013CHEM1420211General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2013CHEM1420001General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2012CHEM1410231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2012CHEM1410003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2012CHEM1400001Discover Chemistry Download Syllabus
Spring 2012CHEM1420211General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2012CHEM1420001General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2011CHEM1420211General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2011CHEM1420001General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2010CHEM1435001General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineering Majors45 
Spring 2010CHEM1420003General Chemistry for Science Majors297 
Spring 2010CHEM1420231General Chemistry for Science Majors0 
Fall 2011CHEM1435001General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineering Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2011CHEM1410003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2011CHEM1410231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2010CHEM1410003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2010CHEM1410231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2009CHEM1410003General Chemistry for Science Majors435 
Fall 2009CHEM1410231General Chemistry for Science Majors0 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2009-PresentChair of Department of ChemistryChemistryArts & SciencesUniversity of North Texas
1992-PresentProfessorChemistryArts & SciencesUniversity of North Texas
1988-1992Associate ProfessorChemistryArts & SciencesUniversity of North Texas
1986-1988Associate Professor/tenuredChemistryArts & SciencesKent State University
1985-1988Faculty Associate  Kent State's Liquid Crystal Institute
1982-1986Assistant ProfessorChemistryArts & SciencesKent State University
1981-1982InstructorChemistry University of Kansas
1980-1981Research AssociatePharmaceutical Chemistry University of Kansas
1980Research Associate/Summer Employee  Phillips Petroleum Co.
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-2015301060
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
2015
Accepted/In-press
"Abraham Model Enthalpy of Solvation Correlations for Solutes Dissolved in Dimethyl Carbonate and Diethyl Carbonate,"
 
E. Hart, D. Grover, H. Zettl, W. E. Acree, Jr. and M. H. Abraham
Phys. Chem. Liq.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2015
Accepted/In-press
"The Deduction of Physicochemical Properties from Solubilities; 2,4-Dihydroxybenzophenone, Biotin and Caprolactam as Examples,"
 
M. H. Abraham, W. E. Acree, Jr., M. Brumfield, E. Hart, L. Pipersburgh, K. Mateja, C. Dai, D. Grover and S. Zhang
J. Chem. Eng. Data
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2015
Accepted/In-press
"Abraham Model Correlations for Solute Transfer into 2-Ethoxyethanol from Water and the Gas Phase,"
 
I. A. Sedov, M. A. Stolov, E. Hart, D. Grover, H. Zettl, V. Koshevarova, W. E. Acree, Jr. and M. H. Abraham
J. Mol. Liq.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2015
Published
"Predicting Abraham Model Solvent Coefficients,"
 
J.-C. Bradley, M. H. Abraham, W. E. Acree, Jr. and A. S. Lang
Chem. Central J. 9, 12/1 (2015)
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2015
Accepted/In-press
"Abraham Model Enthalpy of Solvation Correlations for Solutes Dissolved in 1-Alkanol Solvents (C4 - C6),"
 
E. Hart, H. Zettl, D. Grover, W. E. Acree, Jr. and M. H. Abraham
Phys. Chem. Liq.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2013-PresentAdvances in Chemical EngineeringEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2013-PresentModern Chemistry and ApplicationsEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2013-PresentInternational Research Journal of ThermodynamicsEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentOpen Journal of Fluid DynamicsEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentScienceJetSenior Advisor to the JournalProfessional Activity
2012-PresentJournal of Applied Solution Chemistry and ModelingEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentMediterranean Journal of ChemistryEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentEuropean Chemical BulletinEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentJournal of Thermodynamics and CatalysisEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentJournal of Green and Sustainable ChemistryEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentModern ChemistryEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2012-PresentJournal of Chemical ThermodynamicsCo-EditorProfessional Activity
2011-PresentJournal of Basic and Applied SciencesEditoral Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2010-PresentRASAYAN JOURNALEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2010-PresentJournal of Spectroscopy and DynamicsSenior Advisor to the JournalProfessional Activity
2008-PresentJournal of ThermodynamicsEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2008-PresentInternational Journal of the Liquid State SciencesEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2010-2013INTECH PublishersScience Board MemberProfessional Activity
2010-2012Global Journal of Physical ChemistryEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2004-2012Journal of Chemical and Engineering DataEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2006-2011Journal of Chemical ThermodynamicsEditorial Advisory Board MemberProfessional Activity
2001Science of Everyday Things (Gale Publishing Group)Editorial Board MemberProfessional Activity
1995-2000John Wiley's Solution Chemistry SeriesEditorial Board MemberProfessional Activity
1994IUPAC Solubility Data SeriesEditorial Board Member for Volume 56Professional Activity
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2014 2014 "Linear Free Energy Relationships for Chemical, Physical and Biological Process," W. E. Acree, Jr., presented at Texas Women's University, Denton, TX, October 3, 2014
2014 2014 "Correlations of Solute Partitioning for Organic Solutes in Two Ionic liquids Based on the 1-(2-Methoxyethyl)-1-methylpiperidinium Cation Using a Temperature Independent Free Energy Relationship Based on the Abraham Model," T. W. Stephens, W. E. Acree, Jr. and M. H. Abraham, presented at 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014
2014 2014 "Determination of Gas-to-Ionic Liquid Partition Coefficients for Ionic Liquids Using Two Temperature Independent Group Contribution Methods," T. W. Stephens, W. E. Acree, Jr., and M. H. Abraham, presented at 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2010-2013“Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Chemistry at the University of North TexasNSF$214,551OtherCompleted
2007-2010“Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Chemistry at the University of North Texas,”NSF$172,000OtherCompleted
2003-2006“Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Chemistry at the University of North Texas,”NSF$161,061OtherCompleted
1994-1997"Stability Testing of Caro's Acid,"Texas Instruments$8,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1990"Polycyclic Aromatic Nitrogen Heterocycle Solute Probes,"SRI International$6,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1989"Thermodynamic Properties of Ternary Nonelectrolyte Solutions,"NSF$164,617Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1987"Remote Sensing and Decontamination of Chemical Agents,"DoD$60,000Co-PICompleted
1987"Novel Solubility Method for Determining Thermodynamic Properties of Nonelectrolyte Solid Solutions,"Research Fund (ACS, Type SRF)$2,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1987"Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Solute Probes,"Chevron Research Co.$30,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1986"Aqueous Solubilities of Organic Pollutants and Related Compounds,"EPA$184,200Co-PICompleted
1985"New Aspects of Liquid Crystals and Foams in Decontamination,"US Army$55,954Co-PICompleted
1985"Novel Solubility Method for Determining Thermodynamic Properties of Nonelectrolyte Solid Solutions,"Petroleum Research Fund (ACS)$15,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2014T. W. StephensPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Characterization of Ionic Liquid Solvents Using a Temperature Independent, Ion Specific Abraham Parameter Model,"
2011L. M. GrubbsPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Characterization of Novel Solvents and Absorbents for Chemical Separations,"
2010B. BlakeB.S. Honors College ThesisUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising"Salicylamide: Toxicity Correlations and Solubility Studies,"
2009C. MintzPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Predicting Chemical and Biochemical Properties Using the Abraham General Solvation Model,"
2008A.I. ZvaigznePh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermochemical Investigations of Crystalline Solutes in Non-electrolyte Solutions: Mathematical Representation of Solubility Data and the Development of Predictive Solubility Equations in Systems with Specific and Non-specific Interactions,"
2006D. M. StovallM. S. ThesisGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermodynamics of the Abraham General Solvation Model: Solubility and Partition Aspects,"
2006K. R. BowenB.S. Biology Honors ThesisUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising"Predicting Aquatic Toxicities Using the Abraham General Solvation Model,"
2004K. M. De FinaM. S. ThesisGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermodynamics of Mobile Order Theory: Solubility and Partition Aspects,"
2001K. J. PribylaPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermochemical Study of Crystalline Solutes Dissolved in Ternary Hydrogen-Bonding Solvent Mixtures,"
1999T. DengPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermodynamic Properties of Nonelectrolyte Solutes in Ternary Solvent Mixtures,"
1999L. E. RoyB.S. Honors ThesisUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising"Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Spectrofluorometric Quenching and Solubility Behavior,"
1998S. PandeyPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"A Quenchofluorometric Study of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Molecularly Organized Media,"
1997K. A. FletcherM.S. ThesisGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Mobile Order Theory as Applied to Polycyclic Aromatic Heterocycles,"
1997M. E. R. McHalePh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Chemical Equilibria in Binary Solvent Mixtures,"
1997J. R. PowellPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Spectrofluorometric and Solubility Studies of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Hydrogen Bonded Binary Solvent Mixtures,"
1994D. C. WilkinsM.S. ThesisGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Spectrofluorometric Probe for Examining Preferential Solvation in Binary Mixtures,"
1994S.A. TuckerPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Spectroscopic Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds,"
1992Vicki L. Amszinon-thesis masters degreeGraduate Mentoring/Advisingco-author of 4 publications
1992I.-Lih TengM.S. ThesisGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermochemical Investigation of Ternary Nonelectrolyte Solutions,"
1990S. A. TuckerB.S. Honors ThesisUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising"Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles: Solubility and Spectroscopic Studies,"
1988J. W. McCargarPh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermochemical Investigations of Associated Solutions
1987A. D. ProcykB.S. Honors ThesisUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermodynamic and Empirical Methods for Predicting Solubility in Binary Solvents,"
1986C. A. RousePh.D. DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising"Thermochemical Investigations of Gas-Liquid Chromatography: Retention Behavior of Solutes on Binary Liquid-Crystalline Solvent Mixtures,"
1986C. L. JudyB.S. Honors ThesisUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising"Solubility of Pyrene in Binary Solvent Mixtures,"
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2009Departmental Undergraduate Affairs CommiteeActing ChairDepartmental Activity
2007-2009Examination Reviewer/Consultant (Secondary and High School Examinations) for Harcourt Assessment, Inc. Professional Activity
2007-2009College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum CommitteeElected memberCollege Activity
2007-2009Departmental Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1997-2009Adhoc Committee on Departmental InstrumentationMember (Chair 1997-2000)Departmental Activity
1992-2009Departmental Promotion to Full Professor CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1991-2009Departmental Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
2000-2007Departmental Undergraduate Affairs CommiteeChairDepartmental Activity
1997-2007Departmental Undergraduate Affairs CommiteeMemberDepartmental Activity
2003-2006Departmental Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
2001-2003Departmental New Science Building CommitteeMember (Chair 2001-2005)Departmental Activity
1996-2001Departmental Representative to SRB Space CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1994-1998-2000-2003College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Curriculum CommitteeMemberCollege Activity
2000Departmental Graduate Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1999Sympossium on "Chemometrics, Imaging, and Pattern Recognition for the Monitoring of the Environment”Program Committee MemberProfessional Activity
1997-1998Departmental Personnel Affairs CommitteeChairDepartmental Activity
1995-1998Departmental Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1996-1997College of Arts and Sciences Departmental Assessment CommitteeElected memberCollege Activity
1992-1997Departmental Graduate Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1996Adhoc Committee to revise Departmental Tenure PolicyChairDepartmental Activity
1991-1994Departmental Personnel Affairs CommitteeChairDepartmental Activity
1990-1994Departmental Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1991-1993Departmental Graduate Recruiting CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
1986-1988Departmental Graduate CommitteeMemberDepartmental Activity
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2014-PresentInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)Membership on Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data (SSED) 
2013-PresentThe Royal Society of ChemistryFellow, FRSC 
2013-PresentAmerican Association for the Advancement of ScienceMember 
2012-PresentInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)MemberChairman: Project Nos. 2012-025-1-500, 2013-018-1-500 and 2014-006-1-500
1980-PresentAmerican Chemical SocietyMember 
 Kappa Mu Epsilon Honorary Matheamtics SocietyMember 
 Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyMember 
 Sigma XiFull Member 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2013FellowInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
2013FellowThe Royal Society of Chemistry
2013Professional Degree in ChemistryMissouri University of Science & Technology
2012Outstanding Contributor to the University of North Texas Scholarly Works AwardUniversity of North Texas Libraries
2012June 2012 Issue of the journal dedicated to Prof. William AcreeThe Journal of Spectroscopy and Dynamics
2010Prof. William E. Acree, Jr. Award established in my nameThe Global journal of Physical Chemistry
2007Top Reviewer Award for 2007Journal of Chromatography
2006Outstanding Mentor AwardUNT Upward Bound Math & Science Program
2004Outstanding Service AwardUNT McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
1994Society of Applied Spectroscopy Tour SpeakerSociety of Applied Spectroscopy
1991UNT Scholar of the MonthUniversity of North Texas
1975Outstanding Graduating Senior in Chemical SciencesAwarded by the local section of Alpha Chi Sigma at the University of Missouri-Rolla
1975Chancellors ScholarshipUniversity of Missouri - Rolla
1972Outstanding Freshman Chemistry StudentAwarded by W. T. Schrenk Chemical Society
1972Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society 
1971-1975Curators ScholarshipUniversity of Missouri - Rolla
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2009-2012FOCUS Scholarships Advisory BoardMember 
200857th Annual Fort Worth Regional Science FairJudge(Best of Fair), Fair held at the University of North Texas
2007-2008UNT Emerald Eagle Scholars ProgramMentor, Faculty Ambassador 
2007-2009UNT - Chemistry DepartmentAssociate Chair of ChemistryDepartment Activity
200756th Annual Fort Worth Regional Science FairJudge(Chemistry section), Fair held at the University of North Texas
2006-2007Faculty SenateMember , elected Representative from Group VII 
200655th Annual Fort Worth Regional Science FairJudge(Environmental Science section), Fair held at the University of North Texas
2005-UNT State Employee Charitable CampaignChemistry Departmental Coordinator 
2005 -2008College of Arts & Sciences Council of AdvisorsMember 
2005-2008UNT - Chemistry DepartmentUndergraduate Chemistry AdvisorDepartment Activity
2005Texas International Education ConsortiumConsultantInvolved design of introductory chemistry laboratory component for a new university in Saudi Arabia
200554th Annual Fort Worth Regional Science Fair (Chemistry section)Judge 
2004UNT Endorsement Committee for Simon Scholarship Award for Noble PurposeMember, Committee established by UNT Office for Nationally Competititive Scholarships 
2001UNT - Chemistry DepartmentInterim Undergraduate Chemistry AdvisorDepartment Activity
2000-UNT McNair ProgamAdvisory Board Member 
1999World of Chemistry EncyclopediaContributorProfessional Activity
1997-1998 Sigma Xi Officer, Vice-President of UNT Chapter 
1996-2000University Developing Scholars CommitteeMember/Chair (1998-2000)University Activity
1996-2002University Committee to Evaluate AdministratorsMember, appointed by Faculty SenateUniversity Activity
1994-2008UNT - Chemistry DepartmentAnalytical Chemistry Division ChairDepartment Activity
1994-1995UNT - Chemistry DepartmentDepartmental Seminar Coordinator 
1993-1995University-wide Subcommittee for SACS Accreditation: Graduate ProgramsMemberUniversity Activity
1993-1995University-wide Subcommittee for SACS Accreditation: External Grants and Contracts and Related Corporate EntitiesMemberUniversity Activity
1993-1997UNT - Chemistry DepartmentDepartmental International Recruiting ChairDepartment Activity
1992 -Summer UNT Upward Bound Math & Science ProgramMentor 
1991-1993UNT - Chemistry DepartmentDepartmental Recruiting ChairDepartment Activity
1985-1987KSU's Honors College Policy CouncilMemberCollege Activity
1985-1987City of Kent Task Force for "Right-to-Know" Legislation  
1984-1988KSU - Chemistry DepartmentDepartmental Awards CoordinatorDepartment Activity
03-05,07-presentChemistry Departmental REU Advisory BoardMember 
'96, '97, 2001 TAMS Admission Interviewer 
'95, '97, '98McNair ProgramPanel Member 
'92, '93, '2000ACS Meeting-in-MiniatureJudgeProfessional Activity
 University Sunset Review Team for the Institutue of Applied SciencesMember/Chair of (Spring 2002)University Activity
 KSU's local AAUP ChapterChemistry Department Representative 
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