Ryan C. Fortenberry, PhD

Ryan C. Fortenberry, PhDTitle: Professor of Chemistry

Company: The University of Mississippi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Location: Oxford, Mississippi, United States




  • American Chemical Society, Astrochemistry Subdivision (chair)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Mathematics Association of America
  • Mississippi College
  • Mississippi Communication Association
  • Nasa Ames Research Center
  • National Communication Association (former member)
  • Sigma Xi (former member)
  • Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Ole Miss SMACS Faculty Award Winner (2020)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of Science (2019-2020)
  • Recipient, Excellence in Research Award, Georgia Southern University College of Science and Mathematics (2017)
  • Recipient, Graduate Research Award, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2012)
  • Recipient, WATOC 2011 Poster Prize, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (2011)
  • Recipient, MQM 2010 Department of Energy Merit Scholarship, Master of Quantitative Management (2010)
  • Recipient, NASA/JPL 2008 Planetary Science Summer School Award (2008)
  • Recipient, SETCA 2008 Graduate Poster Award (2008)
  • Mississippi College (MC) Communication Department Graduate Research Award (2007)
  • Recipient, Perry Academic Award, Mississippi College (2006)
  • Recipient, Senior Mathematics Award, Mississippi College (2006)
  • Named Most Outstanding Journalist, Mississippi College (2006)
  • Third Place National Speaker, International Public Debate Association (2006)
  • Named Academic All-American Southwest Conference in Soccer (2005-2006, 2004-2005)
  • Named High School Valedictorian, Air Force Math and Science Scholar, Mississippi Private School Association Soccer All-Star (2003)
  • Grantee, National Science Foundation
  • Grantee, NASA
  • Graduate Research Fellow, Mississippi Space Grant Consortium
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Students

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